Research: Business education in an age of science and technology
The global economy is increasingly driven by science and technology. Writing in an important new book about business education “Shaping the Future of Business Education : Relevance, Rigor, and Life Preparation,” Fred Ledley and Rick Oches argue that science is a critical element of business training in this age of science and technology.
Blog: Why Business Students Need Sustainability
A recent survey of more than 3,000 global executives by the MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group found that more than 70 percent of companies have now “placed sustainability permanently on their management agendas.” David Szymanski expands on why sustainability has become a corporate necessity on Bentley IMACT.
Research: STEM education in business schools?
Many expert reports have addressed the critical importance of STEM professionals in the workforce of a technology-driven, global economy. These reports are largely silent on the importance of STEM education for the business professionals who are necessary partners in translating scientific discoveries into successful products and sustainable businesses. In a recent paper, Fred Ledley examined the STEM curriculum required at leading business schools.
Research: How to educate scientifically literate business leaders
Effective business leadership increasingly requires an appreciation of the nature of technology and its economic, social and ethical consequences. Do business schools provide this? Recent research by Fred Ledley and Steven Holt explores how science education can meet the needs of business students. Listen to podcast here.
Blog: Biotech is not just for geeks
As biotechnology matures, business professionals have an increasingly important role in the industry. These individuals need to have interdisciplinary understanding of the nature of science and technology, the process of technology innovation and implementation, and the strategic role of technology in business. Fred Ledley addresses the challenges of educating scientifically literate business professions on Bentley University’s IMPACT.