A top academic believes Bible teaching should be enshrined in business training if future financial crises are to be avoided. According to a report in the Times Higher Education publication, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School’s David Muskett said: “We have been teaching business techniques in a moral vacuum.”

Muskett, the head of undergraduate programmes, wants business schools to incorporate Christian principles into their education in order to restore ethics in business. Muskett, speaking at a Higher Education Academy conference in Newcastle, claimed that the courses in Britain’s business schools are currently ‘amoral’ and contributed to the global financial crisis. He added: “If you have got nothing to anchor to then anything goes, providing it’s legal.”

Comment: He certainly has a point.