Oxford Business Debate 2009
The current economic and financial crisis has not done the reputation of MBA programmes much good – to put it mildly!
Many of the world’s most famous financiers and business people have MBAs from the most prestigious schools. And, the lay person might ask, what good has that done us?
So, is the global downturn, exacerbated by the credit crunch, all the ‘fault’ of MBA courses? If so, is it all MBA courses, or just some of them? And are the business schools tweaking their courses to respond to this sort of criticism?
The topic for the Association of MBAs (AMBA) regular business debate this year is –
‘This House believes that MBAs are best placed to lead us out of the financial crisis.’
Four speakers, two to propose the motion, and two to oppose it, will be drawn from business, journalism and academia.
The debate is being hosted by Said Business School in the Nelson Mandela Hall on 15th October 2009, starting at 6.30pm for buffet/networking followed by the debate itself at 7.30pm.
Two senior academics have signed up as speakers at the Association of MBAs Business Debate to give the academic perspective on the topic: