October 7, 2007 12:20 AM   Subscribe

The KaosPilots, deemed "the world's most adventurous alternative business school", teaches social entrepreneurship and leadership through real-life situations.

Part of their education involves international outposts in Vancouver, Buenos Aires, and Bahia, working on projects related to business, community, and sustainability. The final exam is an operational project of your own.

Many former students go on to the private sector or create projects and jobs of their own (though creative industries and non-profits are very common).

They have been nominated for design awards, are considered as worldchanging, and have published a book about their methods. New web technologies are highly utilized by both students and board members alike.

The KaosPilots have been based in Aarhus, Denmark for 15 years, but there are also schools running (or about to start) in Sweden, Norway, and The Netherlands, with more coming in other continents.
posted by divabat (4 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I attended a fascinating presentation on their mission, philosophy and approach by their CEO last month. Their space is pretty cool too. They're also planning a two week xchange program in Cuba sometime soon to work with local entreprenuers. Pictures of their space including the streets of Aarhus.
posted by infini at 3:59 AM on October 7, 2007

Thanks for a great post!
posted by haikuku at 6:57 AM on October 7, 2007

They're also great in the sack!
posted by milarepa at 9:08 AM on October 7, 2007

I know several of these folks, and have worked with people associated with the KaosPilots. Their emphasis on learning should be a model for mainstream North American business schools.
posted by salishsea at 8:53 PM on October 7, 2007

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