Day 71Business Schools are so busy working on day-to-day issues that often there are not enough opportunities to stand back and look at the bigger picture. How can business schools ensure that they take advantage of and respond to opportunities and challenges presented by the outside business and non-business world around sustainability issues?

In the Future MBA, every school will have a Chief Opportunity Officer. They will be responsible for exploring these opportunities, so that the school can move forward both within and outside of the school. They will have a strong understanding of the work different faculty and researchers are doing on campus as well as the community, entrepreneurial and business environment surrounding the school to be able to make connections between these groups that will strengthen the school as a whole. They will work to identify and facilitate cross disciplinary opportunities and operate across the silos that exist within business schools to be able to explore ways for the school to learn, change, evolve and adapt to the changing world around it.