Not a day goes by without some mention of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and how they are taking over business education. These open courses which are given to unlimited numbers of students simultaneously online, are often mentioned in discussions about what the Future MBA will look like.

The Future MBA could see students learning business basics via online lectures and courses in the evening through MOOCs and other online platforms. This would then free up the day to attend a range of courses that focus on bringing this information to life, clarifying what the concepts mean, discussing them and questioning them, exploring how to apply them and working on a projects that give students the chance to put these lessons into practice.

The future leaders that we need will not be created by sitting in front of a computer. While MOOCs might have their place, we need individuals who have a range of skills and experiences that no online course can provide.