Tuesday, May 6, 2014

MBA students delving into philosophy

Melissa Korn, WSJ, May 1, 2014, says a handful of schools are combining philosophy and business.

The courses have titles such as "Thinking about Thinking." They read Kant, Marx.

The London School of Business, for instance, has a course called "Nobel Thinking"--theories.

All this is to help students grasp "the big picture"--the world beyond the spreadsheet.

But many business types do not like ambiguity. They like questions with one right answer.

I think this sounds great--more emphasis on the quirky science of human nature, why do people vote against their interests, ignore facts, and so on.

That could be a course.

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