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Ideas Worth Teaching Awards

June 4, 2018  • Institute Staff

Business is the most popular undergraduate major and the second most popular graduate degree in the United States. Business schools, therefore, often hold the key to orienting future leaders toward a more inclusive, just, and sustainable capitalism. This May, the Institute’s Business and Society Program celebrated 20 exceptional courses from around the world that are redefining excellence in business education—and ultimately in business practice. Some of the winning courses included the University of Pennsylvania’s “Fault Lines in the Global System,” Georgetown University’s “Peer-to-Peer Economies,” and Harvard University’s “Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems.” All these courses are challenging conventional approaches to private enterprise, and many focus on the role of business on the world’s social issues.