• Management students lack in holistic view, opine experts in Ahmedabad
     August 18th, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Gujarat in News

    Management education has people who are pretty intelligent but do not have the perception of seeing things in totality. This view was expressed during a session on ethics and values in leadership during a conference at India’s premier management institute – the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

    The IIM-A held a conference for its society members for the first time in 40 years. The two-day conference, which began on Friday at the institute’s premises, is the second one since the IIMA’s inception 50 years ago.

    IIM-A Society Conference was based on the theme ‘Leadership and Governance,’ where the role of ethics and values in leadership, persuasive communication, strategic management, business leadership and law were discussed. The conference was inaugurated by IIM-A director Samir Barua. The faculty at IIM-A who have specialized in leadership and governance provided insight into issues in these areas of management.

    “Ethics is an integral part of leadership. In many cases, decisions taken by managers are plain wrong and unethical. But in most others, there are dilemmas involved. Therefore, education must be complemented with a mix of ethics, character, value and skills,” said Professor S Manikutty, former professor at IIM-A, while presenting his views on Ethics and Values in Leadership.

    Professor Atanu Ghosh shared his experiences from his recently published book ‘Strategies for Growth’ in the IIM-A Book Series, while M M Monippally discussed the role played by persuasive communication in leadership and managerial roles.

    “IIM-A has collaborations with 75 business schools in various programmes. IIMA’s post graduate programme in Agri-business Management was ranked as number one in the world by EDUNIVERSAL, a France-based agency. Almost 10 per cent of IIM-A’s alumni are entrepreneurs who have also created enterprises in the social sector and contributed significantly to social upliftment,” said Barua while addressing members of the IIM-A society.