“Employers have accused business school students of being unprepared for professional life despite failing to offer them work experience. Nine out of 10 employers lament the lack of business experience among business-school graduates. Yet less than a quarter offer job placements or internships to business-school students” according to CMI’s report ’21st Century Leaders’.
“Jane Harrington, vice-chair of the ABS [Association of Business Schools], said ‘The more effectively universities work with business and professional bodies … the greater opportunities we have for developing UK talent.”
The full report 21st Century Leaders is available at bit.ly/21stcl
My personal view is that business school courses should be linked to relevant professional bodies’ qualifications so that graduates obtain both theoretical knowledge as well as the opportunity to demonstrate their practical application of that theory by being independently assessed via the appropriate professional body alongside their university studies.