B-schools and businesses must collaborate

Working together on research projects ultimately benefits both sides and needs to become the norm

Danger of missing the innovation moment

Companies fail to identify future opportunities because they do not have fresh business models

Grandes écoles need change of mindset

Anglo-Saxon focus on interpersonal skills is viewed with scepticism in France, writes Monique Valcour

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Business school professors, deans, recruiters and students express their views on the future of business schools

Financial illiteracy is rampant

Business schools must put finance in a broader context for a new generation of executives

Universities should work with SMEs

Students with work experience will be more employable after graduation

An opportunity rather than a challenge

Business schools have a key role to play in translating implications of global sustainability

When the baby boomers meet Generation Me

Business schools must recognise that today’s millennial students need a different learning style

The vital role of management education

To help propel innovation, business schools must innovate and experiment with different approaches

Evolve or perish in a changing world

Progressive deans – who dare to confront the many sacred cows in the profession – are needed

Confidence matters as much as competence

Women need to reappraise their view of business schools and MBA programmes

Engagement with small enterprises needed

Academics, students and business owners have much to learn from each other

Disproportionate influence of US ideas

Desire to publish in top, US-based journals has a homogenising effect on research

Schools should get ahead of the game

Video game-based education could transform teaching because it keeps learning memorable

An internship is not a dress rehearsal

Students and employers need a bridge between the academic world and the world of work

Lessons needed to beat the computer

Business schools need to refocus their curricula to provide students with the right skills

Executive training programme disconnect

Employees return to an unchanged organisation and quickly become disheartened

The sense in creating shared value

Corporations need to find innovative business solutions to social problems

MBAs must value local as well as global

Graduates should be able to make a difference wherever they work

The economic rationale for tenure

An academic job-for-life is untenable in the 21st century