Reiterating the Importance of Values in Management Education Curriculum

By Soolakshna D. Lukea-Bhiwajee.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The purpose of this paper is to reiterate the importance of the inclusion of values in management education. It browses through literature and analyses the causes of failure of management education put forward by researchers over the years with special emphasis on management education curriculum. While the lethargy with which changes are being brought to the said curriculum is acknowledged, the paper explores the absence of soft skills generation through management education curriculum and explains the extent to which this is leading to the downfall of the quality of graduates being produced by universities. To conclude, the paper shows how the concept of values although found to be lacking in management education curriculum is not being given due consideration as far as its inclusion in the curriculum of business schools is concerned.

Keywords: Management Education, Curriculum, Values

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.229-240. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 669.046KB).

Soolakshna D. Lukea-Bhiwajee

Lecturer, School of Sustainable Development & Tourism, University of Technology, Pointe Aux Sables, Mauritius

Working as lecturer for the past 8 years in the fields of social sciences with particular emphasis on social sustainability through leadership. Research areas include HRM & social sustainability in the services sector (i.e. tourism, public sector).

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