From the Desk of Michelle Hunter:
The Dalhousie MBA Corporate Responsibility, Ethics and Society course invites companies to bring forth complex problems facing their organization into the classroom for students to research, evaluate and present potential social and economic solutions to the company. This is what is referred to as a live case study; a real-world issue for students to apply subject related academic concepts, theories and research coupled with their professional and personal experience that builds a solid case to be presented. I was fortunate to be invited to view the group presentations and was extremely impressed by the level of dedication, commitment, and knowledge the groups demonstrated. All the presentations were outstanding.
Michelle Hunter (She/Her)
Centre for Executive and Graduate Education
Dalhousie University, Faculty of Management
Kent Williams, DSocSci
“Considering the societal grand challenge of climate change, more than ever business schools need to move away from focusing on our theory-fetish and move towards applied action-oriented approaches with students that enable a deep engagement between the university, students, organizations, and community. We face many challenges where there is no readily available solution, and it is the inter-weave of the diversity of perspectives that can creatively generate ideas that can be considered and prototyped to bring positive impacts on society and the planet. Our collaborations with the MBA students and Canada Post are excellent examples of a ‘deep engagement’ for sustainability-as-flourishing futures that think about real strategies for fairness, prosperity, and sustainability in the organizational-societal space.”