What if every time a student was learning about a world challenge they were also helping to solve that challenge?
For the past 10 years the international community has been focused on reaching the Millennium Development Goals. As the goals are set to expire in 2015, the international community, including the business community is working on creating a new set of goals called the Sustainable Development Goals.
Few MBA students have heard of these but they should as they will be working for organizations that will be part of reaching the goals or will be affected by the issues included in them. The Future MBA will incorporate the business school into the work being done in the international community on development and sustainability issues. These topics will not just come up in assignments, courses, readings but in consulting projects, research agendas, partnerships, making business schools and their students and staff key partners in working with communities at the local, national and international level to reach these crucial goals.