In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, George Anders, wrote about the upcoming publication of Harvard Business School Professor, Rakesh Khurana’s book, “From Higher Aims to Hired Hands”. According to the Journal, in his book, Professor Khurana laments that business school students are being trained as maximizers of shareholder value, without regard to nobility of purpose, specifically in corporate America. What is interesting about this critique is that the concern is not levied at a dearth of MBAs in the non-profit world, but about MBAs not choosing companies like GM or Ford, especially as these firms struggle.
Professor Khurana’s book will no doubt cause stir debate when it is released. It is doubtful that it will cause too many Admissions Committees to stop salivating over the candidates who can jump to hedge fund world and help boost their own stats.
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