Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when choosing a business school, but the educational experience is what is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we focus on Edward Rogers from the Indian School of Business (ISB).
Edward Rogers teaches “Managing Complexity” in Term 7 at the ISB, and we suspect that he is likely an expert on the subject, given that he is the chief knowledge officer for NASA. His extensive publications on the subjects of organizational behavior and cooperation in high technology environments, in particular within the aerospace industry, and his considerable professional experience managing the same, make his class a popular choice among all students, regardless of their career goals. Based on the premise that managing complexity is often what separates the great from the truly exceptional leaders within organizations, the class aims to help students develop key communication and critical thinking skills to solve multidimensional problems within networked organizations. Advocating taking a systems approach to decision making as opposed to a purely “gut feel” instinct, the class also looks to impart ethical responsibility and a sense of interpersonal awareness and teamwork.
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