Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 13, 2011
With lower Manhattan overrun by the Occupy Wall Street gang, we thought it would be interesting to explore what current and would-be B-schoolers thought of the phenomenon.
@ZachSmith0307: MBAs should urge corporations to maximize stakeholder value instead of shareholder value, but #Occupy goes too far beyond that.
@B_Bowles: Should not. Being arrested doesn’t look good on a resume. And it doesn’t count as research either.
@AnitaM86: As an MBA student, if you share those beliefs, I don’t see why not. If the financial system continues to drain itself, MBAs won’t have anything in Wall Street.
@skalifowitz: yes #MBAs shd support #OWS. Many know what debt+no job feels like. Maybe they will b better mgrs than the last generation
@SteelDawg1985: No! They don’t even know what they do & don’t support. Plus @THEHermanCain had it right. DC dysfunction is the problem, not WS!
@barefeetwater: #MBAs may support if the result has positive NPV [net present value]
@RyanMcGx: get off your asses and go earn it yourself. Quit looking for handouts.
@_susiana_: yes, 1) it's a great cause 2) justice 3) they're also part of the 99%
@SinoTranslator: #MBAs should support @OccupyWallSt - future corporate leaders should be pro-corporate-accountability.
If you'd like to weigh in on this question leave a comment below, join us on Twitter or Facebook, or start a discussion on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums.