In Ghiyath Nakshbendi’s “Microfinance & Global Business Development” class, his students are hands-on. They make microloans through Kiva, a popular online organization that provides small loans to entrepreneurs around the globe.
Academic research is sometimes envisioned as if it is conceived under glass. A beautiful environment in which bright ideas are explored, easily observed and respected, yet somewhat removed from reality and lacking in practical application. Keeping academy achievements separate runs contrary to our endeavors as a business school.