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Oath of honour for MBA students.

WHEN the U. S. economy went into tail spin in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, crux of the blame was placed on the shenanigans of unscrupulous financial executives.

soul search at some of the world's top management schools, including Harvard, home to some the top executives in the financial world, was immediate. As a corrective measure, Harvard created an MBA Oath for its students the lines of Hippocratic Oath medical graduates, to make them behave ethically at work.

The move garnered support from Schools around the world.

The latest to warm up to the idea is the newly- launched School of Management and Entrepreneurship ( SME) at Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida. At a press briefing held in the Capital recently, to announce the launch of its two- year post graduate management programme, Shekhar Chaudhuri, director, SME and former director, IIM- Calcutta, said that he would explore the possibility of introducing a pledge similar to Hippocratic Oath for its inaugural batch.

" In fact I did try to introduce a pledge for management graduates during my stint as the director of IIM- Calcutta, but there was a lot of resistance from the faculty members," said Chaudhuri, without going into the specifics. The focus of SME's MBA programme will be to groom industry- ready graduates with an ethical and entrepreneurial mind.

" Nearly 15 per cent of the academic term would be allotted to visiting companies, government departments, social organisations and intensive skill development workshops," said Chaudhuri.

According to him, students will also have to do compulsory courses on how to start and manage new ventures and programmes on design and creative thinking as a part of their MBA. The 2014 batch will have an intake of 60 students. Admissions will be on the basis of CAT and GMAT scores.

On the basis of CAT and GMAT scores 60 students will be taken in for the 2014 batch of SME

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Date:Dec 31, 2013
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