A week ago my classmate Peter Byrne in his blog talked about a recent decision of University of Pennsylvania’s Warlton Business School to implement a non-disclosure policy which would mean that the school would not disclose students’ grades to employers.
I understand Mr. Byrne’s view which is that the students will generally study less and rely mainly on the elite reputation of the school to get good jobs.
However I am not totally against this policy. High marks do not necessarily mean good communication skills, proficient management skills and leadership abilities (especially in business schools). The internships, job placements, awards, volunteering, entrepreneurial and other extracurricular endeavors mean as significant if not a more important role as do marks. Keeping that in mind it would be an excellent idea for universities to conduct several graduation interviews to build the students profiles.