Humanity’s Business is the humanities’ business: Humanities and Social Sciences & the Future of Management Education
Having integrated the humanities and social sciences into management education from its foundation in 1898, the University of St. Gallen`s presidency in 2014 launched a research project into best practices of such integration to complement the famous Carnegie report on “Rethinking business education” of 2011, from a European perspective.
In the course of the project an international team of researchers investigated eight management schools, seven of them in Europe and including SMU as a comparative case, who either have a strong tradition of such integrational endeavours or, as is the case with SMU, are in the exciting stage of launching them.
The report on this project is currently being finalized. The presentation will give an outline of its results and, based on them, suggest some ideas on future developments of management education.
Professor Ulrike Landfester
Vice-President University of St.Gallen
Professor Ulrike Landfester started studying archaeology and Egyptology in Freiburg im Breisgau. She then studied modern German literature and medieval and English literature at the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich, where, in 1993, she completed her doctorate on Goethe's early work. Thereafter she worked as an academic staff member at the universities of Marburg, Munich and Hamburg and completed her post-doctoral qualification (Habilitation) in 1998 with a research project on the political work of Bettina von Arnim, also at the LMU Munich. After working as a visiting professor at the universities of Frankfurt am Main and Vienna as well as filling in for Professor Dr Gerhart v. Graevenitz during his time as Rector of the University of Konstanz from 2001 to 2003, Ulrike Landfester was appointed in the spring of 2003 to a full professorship at the University of Frankfurt and in the same year at the University of St. Gallen (HSG).... Read More
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