Group Discussion Topic: Experiential learning in Management

 | May 25,2011 12:45 pm IST

B-schools curriculum is now head-on to building managerial skills through real-life experiences outside classrooms. A wave of changes is now sweeping across B-School curriculum in the country—of course for good reasons.


A recent Economic Times report says, Befriending and mentoring students living in the slums, 'hardship' stints in backward villages, mandatory internships with NGOs and hospitals, treasure hunts deep inside the city of Mumbai, lectures by Aamir Khan and his 3 Idiots co-star R Madhavan, compulsory lessons on ethics and environment, and even management mantras from the Bhagavad Gita, it now takes a lot more than the usual dose of case studies and classroom sessions to earn an MBA. And, honing social and spiritual quotient is now as important as sharpening the intelligence quotient (IQ).


According to Harsh Mohan of SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, "Building the EQ (emotional quotient) is as important as the IQ (intelligence quotient).”


Do you think experiential learning is as important as class room learning?


How important is the real life exposure and training to make good managers?


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meenal bansal on 06/04/11 at 10:50 am

certainly its necessary to provide more emotional quotient to mba mba aspirant is further going to become a manager with lots of employees working under him,so through emotional quotient he could easily understand their problems,habits etc.and through this he can utilise their efficiency by provding them moral support.