Silos are bad. Removing silos in management education is a must.This message is hammered into an MBA grad’s mind during the course of the program. But if you pay close attention to how the curriculum is structured in these programs, you would notice that there is a deep silo.Marketing professors don’t interact with Finance professors and professors in the operations department don’t have an idea of what is taught in the accounting course. Aren’t silos bad for B-schools and consequently the MBAs that go through the system, just as they are for companies? Are B-schools guilty of not doing what they preach? If yes, how can this be rectified?
We think that management education should be integrated and holistic. Technology enabled delivery methods need to be used to integrate the curriculum just like how Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is used to integrate the enterprise