Is the classroom the best place for students to learn about business? How can lessons be made more relevant and brought to life so that students can get a better understanding of the topics and issues surrounding them?
In the Future MBA, classes will not happen on a campus in a traditional classroom. Instead, students will have their classes in different locations across the city. For example a course looking at social entrepreneurship would take place at a social entrepreneurship hub in the city where entrepreneurs share office space and collaborate. A lecture on integrated reporting would happen in the offices of the organization working on these topics. A class focused on responsible advertising in the food industry would take place in the aisles of a supermarket or at the headquarters of a leading company in this area. This would give students the chance to get out of the classroom and strengthen lessons by putting them into a living context that the students can experience and explore in real time.