The Best B Schools

These days, the business of business schools is change. Not tinkering, tweaking alterations, but radical, revolutionary experimentation. At Wharton, MBAs hear philosophical lectures on how the sky makes love with the earth. Duke required this year's incoming students to spend time with children in low-income housing projects. Borrowing from the medical-school model, Michigan is placing student teams in corporate residencies. Indiana scrapped its entire core curriculum, replacing it with a pair of semester-long courses in which MBAs will receive only two grades in their first year. Even Harvard business school, where tradition is not easily discarded, has recently embarked on a full-scale review of its program.

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