Four Pillars of Management Education

  • Sandeep Singh Associate Professor, School of Management Sciences, Varanasi
Keywords: Four Pillars, Management Education


Management education is striving for relevance and legitimacy and business schools are often criticized for failing to produce skillful and responsible management professionals. This paper dwells deep into the reasons for that and posits that secular as well as sacred dimensions of management education are neither getting proper focus nor they are balanced in the way management education is given at business schools. For bringing the true character of management education at business schools, four pillars of management education which are education ethos, management soul, value-based, and corporate
legitimacy are proposed in the curriculum and pedagogy. Management soul and corporate legitimacy constitutes the secular dimension of management education while education ethos and value-based form the sacred dimension.