21st Century Leaders – White Paper for Chartered Management Institute
Employers want business schools to produce graduates who have a business- ready mindset. This mindset entails having an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental exibility and openness, resilience and a commitment to life-long learning. These are skills that business and management graduates will need to possess to navigate the complexity and ambiguity that marks modern business. However, CMI’s survey found that nearly 80% of UK employers believe business graduates have unrealistic expectations and are poorly prepared for the workplace. This criticism still applies when graduates are at MBA level. Therefore, employers want business schools to do more to help their graduates to develop a business-ready mindset.