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The Aspen Institute Issues Report on Economics Coursework in MBA Education

The Aspen Institute Issues Report on Economics Coursework in MBA Education

Published 04-24-07

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NEW YORK, NY - April 23, 2007 "“ The Aspen Institute's Business and Society Program today released a white paper on the state of Economic curricula in MBA education. A strong background in economics can aid managers in understanding not just corporate performance, but also offer substantial insight into such complex- yet business-relevant- global issues as immigration and climate change. This Closer Look edition shares teaching ideas and materials that broach the pedagogical intersection of the discipline with social impact management topics. To read the paper, click here.

For more information on Economics courses, or other topics, visit other Aspen resources:

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  • Search the MBA course database at Beyond Grey Pinstripes
  • Review academic research at the Social and Environmental Impact Network

    This paper is a part of Aspen BSP's Closer Look at Business Education series based on data collected by the Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey of graduate business schools. Closer Look topics have ranged from HIV/AIDS and climate change to Finance and Social Entrepreneurship. All previous editions can be found by clicking here.

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