Business schools teach ‘business as usual’ topics. This is understandable as they are the tools that we use the most on a day-to-day basis. Typical courses in strategy, finance, accounting, economics etc. study how things work in ‘normal’ conditions.
I've toyed with the idea of doing an MBA for the better part of my career, and the reasons for doing one had changed over the years. I came from an untraditional background of mathematical sciences (with a double major in English), and education. Due to my impatience as a fresh grad at the huge saturation of teachers in the Toronto region, I never actually had the opportunity to teach in a high school classroom. Instead, I quickly pivoted into banking and started my entry-level job in retail banking.
Fairly early at INSEAD, I realised that B-school is like entering a secret place – Gondolin of sorts – that presents a world of choices and leaves it to the taker to choose what they will. But of course, we are constrained by the brevity of our time here.