Business schools are located within neighbourhoods, cities, regions and countries. How can the schools and their students get more engaged in what is happening in their area as both a learning experience and an opportunity to engage their local government?
The Future MBA would have a formalised relationship with local, city or national governments. This relationship could take many different forms. It could involve working directly with city councils and government providing advice, creating new programmes or carrying out existing ones, doing consulting work, research etc. On the other hand, these relationships could enable government to use the services of business schools to explore, create and test innovative sustainability ideas in the community, using the community as a living laboratory. For students this would be an opportunity to not only learn about local government and how it operates but to also contribute to creating stronger communities where they are studying.