MBAs — inspired, and prepared, to make a difference
The Johnson School was featured in a Wall Street Journal article about the popular business school trend of aligning a desire to affect social change with an entrepreneurial spirit. In the article, “MBAs Seek Social Change” (10/15/09), Dean Joe Thomas notes that startups with a social conscience can do more than help alumni launch sustainable businesses by attracting investors — “they can also help rebuild credibility of businesspeople on a larger scale.” The article cites the Johnson School as the home of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, and highlights a course that focuses on best practices for social change.
In a series of video clips for BusinessWeek.com, Thomas cites the school’s performance learning model as a unique hallmark, and offers insight into what spurs students to seek the added focus and earning power an MBA education can provide. He also affirms the value of an MBA: “I don’t see the value of an MBA going down ever, because more than ever, the world needs people who understand business and can lead the organizations, can make a difference for them.”