The Future MBA is an ongoing project focused on rethinking business schools to ensure that they train the kinds of leaders, managers, entrepreneurs and intrapraneurs that our businesses and the planet need. In 2014, I posted 100 ideas, one a day over 100 days, that explored what the future business school might look like. I repeated this exercise again in 2016 and most recently in 2020. Rather than a roadmap, the ideas are meant to be a source of inspiration. Some ideas could be put into practice tomorrow, some would require a complete rethinking of the way we view business education, and others are meant to encourage more ideas…and more action, to turn management education into a key player in moving the sustainability agenda forward.
The Future MBA
This book brings together 100 ideas on how to rethink management education to embed sustainability. It acts as a creative toolkit for individuals working in management education on how to design new and innovative products, services, and experiences for the with a focus on sustainability.
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The 2nd 100 highlights schools that had implemented ideas from the first 100 series as well as some of my favourite innovative approaches from around the world.
Special SDG/COVID Series
In 2020, at the start of the pandemic, I posted 100 ideas over 100 days exploring the future of business schools in the current SDG/COVID reality (and beyond).
Re-think your programme
Take this free online course on “Re-imagining the Future Business Degree” and other courses that explore business and sustainability.
Use these 50 questions around sustainability and management education to rethink your programmes.
In the classsroom
Kemmy Business School uses the book in the classroom, inviting students to use it to develop their own dream curriculum that embeds the SDGs throughout.
In your work
Sasin Graduate Institute of Business provided all staff with copies to encourage them to think innovatively about their sustainability efforts.
Here are a few of the ideas published in book The Future MBA: 100 Ideas for Making Sustainability the Business of Business Education.