I have heard a lot of criticisms for CCL. But I got attracted to Duke MBA after seeing the “connected theme” video. I really liked the idea when Prof.O’Driscolli and Prof.Boulding started explaining the details. It is just a bit open ended as it should be. Together with GMI, CCL is the spine of CCMBA. Can we manage business without knowing the things happening in the world? Of course you can. I really wonder how many business leaders are knowledgeable about wider world. But can you do better business if you are aware? You bet you could. The Hermitage Fund story is a good example. The only caveat would be what business you are in. If you are in the business of replacing windows in US, you may not be much affected, but even in this case, the energy conservation has opened up new frontiers and if you knew all about it, you planned better for the future.
This made me think the theme of Cross Continent Program – it is connecting the dots of world business.