Every year, despite what is happening in the world around us, the MBA stays largely the same. Similar classes are taught in a similar way. How do we create an MBA that both responds to the world around us today and prepares students for the world of tomorrow?
In the Future MBA each year schools will focus on a particular theme. This special programme will happen in parallel to the traditional MBA but be open to a wider audience. Each school can choose their theme based on issues that are of particular importance in their communities, countries, region or internationally at that time. This could include conflicts, political issues, environmental or social issues, even new discoveries. This shorter programme (6 months to 1 year) will contain a range of events, courses, conversations and projects specifically aimed at raising student’s awareness of that particular issue as it is relevant today, discussing how to move that issue forward and exploring the issue in the future. The goal would be to not just create a group of individuals who are knowledgeable and ready to work to solve these challenges today, but also to gather momentum and act as a central space to shape discussions around that topic and move the issue forward. Students of all ages would be invited to register for these part time programmes and alumni would be allowed to return to participate in a number of them free of charge.