From The Director’s Desk

Business is going to change more in the next ten years than it has in the last fifty” wrote Bill Gates in the introduction to his path-breaking work “Business @ The Speed of Thought”. This indeed has happened. The art and Science of managing business is changing at burgeoning speed and those who can’t keep pace with the change are falling behind and forgotten. I have seen and felt the speed of change from the very first day when I stepped into the Tata Centre with trepidation of a newly born corporate creature. More than twenty five years have since passes and today in this digitally enabled environment paradigm shift is the flavour of the day. Management education too has to keep pace with the change. The pedagogy, the learning tools, the research methodology and analytics are not the same that I started with in 1999 as Director of Icfai Business School (IBS). At Future Business School (FBS) our focus is to create industry-ready professionals who have the capability to work effectively in teams and leverage their domain knowledge and conceptual skills. We are aware that there is a disconnect between industry expectation and the skill sets of MBA students being offered for placements. I have often come across this Industry-Academia disconnect at various industry forum like CII, FICCI eta. At FBS, we focus strongly on this aspect by delivering knowledge beyond the University syllabus and making students fully conversant with the corporate ecosystem where the term recruitment has given way to the term Talent AcquisitionManagement education too has to keep pace with the change. The pedagogy, the learning tools, the research methodology and analytics are not the same that I started with in 1999 as Director of Icfai Business School (IBS). At Future Business School (FBS) our focus is to create industry-ready professionals who have the capability to work effectively in teams and leverage their domain knowledge and conceptual skills. We are aware that there is a disconnect between industry expectation and the skill sets of MBA students being offered for placements. I have often come across this Industry-Academia disconnect at various industry forum like CII, FICCI eta. At FBS, we focus strongly on this aspect by delivering knowledge beyond the University syllabus and making students fully conversant with the corporate ecosystem where the term recruitment has given way to the term Talent Acquisition.