In today’s connected world, schools need to develop closer relationships with professional bodies, business intermediaries and businesses to ensure their offering remains relevant. They need to develop alliances and partnerships, locally and internationally. They need to become hubs of activity, not just learning. It is also time for businesses and management to shed its social science badge and take its place among the key vocational subjects. This means pushing in partnership with organisations such as CMI for the wider professionalisation of management.
Abby Ghobadian, Professor of Management at Henley Business School
Past President of the British Academy of Management