Reclaiming Values & Vision in Management Education to Create Systems Change

Posted April 26, 2022 | Sustainability | Leadership | Amplify
The authors examine the beliefs driving the dominant capitalist and democratic systems that govern the West. They believe we need to change the way we think to imagine a future where all life flourishes. For them, social transformation must be at the scale of previous transformations like the Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution. Accomplishing this will require change across many social systems, but the authors target one in particular: MBA programs. The authors opine that business schools must ground MBA programs in the liberal arts and science traditions of the great medieval universities while challenging students to approach their work as a calling and using organizational methods and resources to create values-driven, society-scale change.
About The Author
Dwight Collins
Dwight Collins is Dean Emeritus and a member of the founding faculty at the Presidio Graduate School, recognized by the New York Times in 2015 as “the MBA program to attend to change the world.” He was Dean of Presidio’s MBA Program from 2013 to 2015. Dr. Collins cofounded the school’s Experiential Learning Program and has taught his signature “Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management” course since the school's founding. He is founder… Read More
Ron Nahser
Ron Nahser is Executive Director for Corporantes, an outgrowth of The Nahser Agency/Advertising. He is Senior Fellow/Director of Urban Sustainable Management Programs, Institute for Nature and Culture at DePaul University’s Department of Environmental Science and Studies. Dr. Nahser is also Provost Emeritus of Presidio School of Management, which offers the first accredited MBA in sustainable management. He lectures and consults with business… Read More
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