Dec 30, 2006

Focus on Needs of Society

XLRI blog says Focus on Needs of Society:

“There is a need to develop a comprehensive course structure keeping in mind the needs of today’s society. B-schools need to move from producing managers to producing social entrepreneurs,” said Rekha Menon, the executive director with Accenture, and an alumnus of XLRI.

Other alumni panelists included Bijou Kurien, CEO of Reliance Retail; Anita Madhok, Dean, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies; C Selvan, Global Head of Innovations, British Petroleum; and Anup Kuruvilla, Director (Global Loan Products) of Salomon Smith Barney. "

The only thought that leaves in my mind is that such an approach would focus more on selection of people rather than 'skilling' business folks with social responsibility. It can't really be 'taught' by a syllabus change. The focus has to be values that students bring with them.