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Indore: MBA passouts lack essential leadership skills

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Prof Dr Sidhartha RastogiProf Dr Sidhartha Rastogi

Indore: Dr Sidharth K Rastogi, Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Management (IIM-I) said that newly MBA pass-outs lack essential leadership skills. Creative and critical thinking demand far more attention. Among other things, MBA programmes aren’t giving students cultural awareness and global perspectives they need.

Dr Rastogi was addressing a session organised by student chapter of Indore Management Association (IMA) here at Sri Aurbindo Institute of Management and Science. The title of the session was ‘Rethinking the MBA’. Moderator of the session Dr Rastogi is an IIM-Ahmedabad graduate. He also has 31 months of experience in teaching mathematics, logic and economics. He is also an author and poet.

Addressing the session, he said for decades, the MBA graduates from top-tier b-schools set the standard for cutting-edge business knowledge and skills. Now the business world has changed, say the authors of book, ‘Rethinking the MBA’. He said that the MBA programmes must change with tome. Increasingly, managers and recruiters are questioning conventional business education.


In this compelling and authoritative new book, Dr Rastogi highlighted that there is rising chorus of concerns about business schools gleaned from extensive interviews with deans and executives, and from a detailed analysis of current curricula and emerging trends in graduate business education. B-Schools must provide case studies showing how leading MBA programs have begun reinventing themselves. They must offer concrete ideas for how business schools can surmount the challenges that come with reinvention, including securing faculty with new skills and experimenting with new pedagogies.

Whole session of Dr Rastogi was rich with examples and thoroughly researched, rethinking the MBA reveals why and how business schools must define a better pathway for the future. According to him an individual should always do little extra apart from their studies work. During the session Prof. Rastogi took many live examples of foreign countries which will be changing complete scenario of world within a decade like Driver less Cars, Robots and so on. During the session all the faculty members of Sri Aurobindo Institute were present. Program was coordinated by Jaykant Pandey, executive, IMA’s Student Chapter.