Business school leaders say that education model must adapt to industry

January 4, 2019

As workplaces seek employees who can swiftly adapt to changing industries, disruptive technologies, and epochal crises such as climate change, many Canadian business school leaders argue that business education must embrace new models of learning. Darren Dahl, a Senior Associate Dean at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business, told CBC that intangibles like creativity and agility have replaced so-called “hard skills” as the foundation of business basics. The Globe and Mail, meanwhile, cites a study in which one-quarter of its respondents feel that business schools are too theoretical. The study also found that week-long executive retreats and in-class lectures are giving way to online learning and one- or two-day classroom intensives. CBC |Globe and Mail (National)