Learn to think continentally (~ Alexander Hamilton)

Written on June 10, 2011 by Vani Nadarajah in News

By Daniel Prada, Brown University ’12

What does it mean to incorporate humanities in the context of an MBA education? What value is there in an exposure to disciplines outside of traditional areas of business? Take a moment to listen to Mark Blyth, Professor of Political Economy at Brown University, draw on the history and the political economy of post-financial-crisis austerity programs to challenge conventional notions of its benefits.

As a member of the IE Brown Executive MBA faculty, Professor Blyth’s ideas reiterate the growing need for the next generation of leaders to successfully place mainstream business theories and practices in a social, cultural and political context. In a dynamic, complex, and networked global economy, Brown University and IE Business School are seeking to develop executives able to adapt to the ever-changing environments. These leaders will add value, not by simply putting best business practices to use, but by understanding the interrelation between disparate issues through the process of critical inquiry.

Our businesses do not live in a silo, separated from culture, politics, or society. So why should our minds?

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