Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Does Bschools incubate criminals?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-16/do-business-schools-incubate-criminals-.html 
The article says - " in most bschools, the perspective is ethics are only for those students who aren’t smart enough to avoid getting caught. "

My personal experience has been different. Courses such as M&A by Prof. Hitscherich and Advanced corporate finance by Prof. Hodrick, and many others had multiple discussions about insider trading, people going to jail, the loss of moral values etc. However, at the end of the day, one needs to figure out for oneself what your values are. And most likely, those are set long before you set afoot in an MBA environment.

Rajat Gupta, Anil Kumar may be convicted and they both had MBA. Correlation doesn't imply causation. This was also taught in my MBA :)