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In this research note, we address wicked problems within the context of business schools. Our aim is to understand if business schools fully reflect the needs of business. To achieve this, we assess the mission, vision, and stated strategies of the top 200 global business schools to determine if the MBA curriculum addresses wicked problems. From our findings, we demonstrate that the MBA curriculum does not address the nature of wicked problems or provide the intellectual and interdisciplinary frameworks to educate managers on serious competitive issues in a global context. In addition to challenging many premises of the MBA curriculum, we outline several areas of opportunities to assist business schools in adapting to the evolving needs of business and organizational problem-solving.
In this research, we set out to assess if business schools are meeting the needs of business in several important areas, namely: (1) international orientation, (2) sustainability, (3) partnering with business, (4) innovation, (5) wicked problems, and; (6) applied research orientation. Although European schools are focused on internationalization, there appears to be a void in other jurisdictions, namely the United States. It appears that the American business schools have not adjusted to the calls for internationalization (Bartell, 2003). Beyond internationalization, the European business schools also appeared to have a greater focus on sustainability compared to American universities. Although American society appears to be a leader in addressing climate change and global warming in the international political sphere, this policy clearly needs to be reflected in business schools.