My B-School is in serious need of a curriculum overhaul. Too bad it actually has yet to listen to what we need and want.
- Outdated case studies aren’t good teaching tools: Ever heard of real-world experience? How about giving us more of the latter and less (read: none) of the former?
- BIG groups (for projects and presentations, etc.) aren’t good teaching tools, either: When will we ever have to work with project teams of 5+ people in the real life? And when will every team member be in charge of the same thing as everyone?
Pay attention– ask us, poll us, focus-group us, whatever: We deserve better than learning from (outdated) case studies and working with unmanageably huge groups (or working on pointless presentations).
Update #1: Rumor has it that the DESB will be eliminating an unnecessary (5000-level Management) class from its curriculum for next year. Hallelujah!
Update #2: Rumor also has it that the new building at the DESB will feature a (mock?) TRADING FLOOR for financiers in the making. And what do Marketing majors get? Anyone? No idea, actually…