B-schools not doing enough to bridge skills gap: Survey

Most human resources ( HR ) professionals feel that business schools are not doing enough to address the skills gap facing organisations, a survey said. 

PTI| Updated: May 27, 2016, 20:00 PM IST
B-schools not doing enough to bridge skills gap: Survey

Mumbai: Most human resources ( HR ) professionals feel that business schools are not doing enough to address the skills gap facing organisations, a survey said. 

"Only 29 percent of the respondents felt that business schools are actually addressing the skills required at the workforce," according to a research on HR and business outlook conducted by SP Jain School of Global Management .

 A total of 61 percent of HR professionals across organisations felt that business schools were somewhat addressing the skills gap and 10 percent felt that B-schools were doing "very little".

The survey opined that this makes a very strong case for re-imagining management education itself. 

SP Jain School of Global Management conducted the research across its campuses in Dubai, Singapore, Sydney and India among professionals from various sectors, including HR executives in FMCG, pharmaceuticals, banking and financial services and hospitality sectors, among others.