Wednesday, February 09, 2011

As the World Turns, Education Goes Ever More Global

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, "As World Turns, Wharton Adapts," there were two questions that stood out:
WSJ: You now have these eight global classes. What does that entail?

Mr. Robertson: They're in the U.K., Israel, India, China, South Africa and Brazil. The courses would be relevant to that environment. So as we're teaching in Brazil it's about sustainability, and when we're teaching in Israel it's about technology and one of the courses in India is about health care in India and what we can learn from that experience.
WSJ: What's changed in business that pushed you to make such broad changes in the curriculum?

Mr. Robertson: We were seeing a somewhat different world. We recognize now that much of the future growth of the world is going to come from 150 countries that, to a large extent, until recently, weren't mentioned very often in M.B.A. programs.
Read the entire interview with the WSJ and Thomas S. Robertson, Dean of the Wharton Business School and Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise and professor of marketing and management here.

1 comment:

123 neon signs said...

It's always important to learn as much as we can. Having had an education overseas, I realize how much it helps me in my day to day business dealings.