The NY Times has an interesting piece today related to social media. The top business schools in the world are quickly adding social media to their MBA programs.
Students entering university studies today have grown up with access to computers and the Internet and have years of experience in using online social networks to make connections and share information. Now that businesses are realizing the commercial potential of these social media networks, the universities need to teach their students how to turn their knowledge of these new media channels to profitable use, Mr. Salcito said.
“Just as we saw with digital — with things like creating Web sites or Web-based business — there is a need for immediate transformation in the educational environment,” to keep pace with these fast-emerging developments in the business world, he said.
This is a great thing. Students who leave school well versed in social media are going to have a huge advantage when they enter the business world as compared to those who don’t.