Courses that Crack the MBA Mold

Tired of cookie-cutter B-school curricula? Try parsing Napoleon's instinct or Gordon Gekko's ethics in four offbeat courses from NYU to INSEAD

Tired of those run-of-the-mill core courses? Some business school professors are breaking the mold of traditional business school offerings—and bringing lessons to students in ways you might never have imagined. Although students still have to take the usual quant-heavy requirements, they can also find electives that will transport them to a whole other world. Aspiring Master in Business Administration candidates signing up for these classes are doing everything from analyzing the behavior of film character Gordon Gekko to viewing a kidney transplant operation—all in the name of furthering their business education. Whoever said school was boring never saw these class descriptions:

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