Management Briefs (June 3, 2002)

|CHRR, Guide to Management & Executive Development|Last Updated: 06/19/2002

U of T creates Centre for Integrative Thinking


— The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has launched the CCMF Centre for Integrative Thinking. It’s a step toward changing the way business schools teach, said Rotman dean Roger Martin. The traditional model of business education divides business into functional areas, such as marketing and finance, he explained, but business problems do not often lie within the boundaries of individual functional areas. “They sprawl messily across the functions. Business leaders need to develop the ability to create mental linkages to understand the disciplines together.” The centre was made possible through a $10-million gift from the Canadian Credit Management Foundation.