Beth Gunderso

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The pursuit of happiness in the workplace

Forget spreadsheets, swot analysis and risk management, the latest topic on the business school agenda is happiness.<p>Those academics who research the …

Business Administration

MBA teaching urged to move away from focus on shareholder primacy model

While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not only bad for society but also leads to poor business results, …

Education

MBA Applications 2013 - Ankur Kumar

Welcome to the Financial Times Ask the Expert Q&A series on MBA applications. Are you thinking of applying to study for an MBA? Are you cramming for …

College & University

A shorter, sharper MBA application

Brevity is the soul of wit, they say. It also seems to be the mantra for this year’s MBA application process.<p>While most people look forward to July …

College & University

Social venture makes light work of expansion

It was not so long ago that Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta – founders of LuminAID Lab, a social enterprise that makes solar-powered lanterns – sold …

Outdoors

Not all MBA students can be leaders

Promotional materials for business schools nearly all boast how they are going to train the leaders of tomorrow, or how they will develop leadership …

Business School

Harvard Business Review answers its critics

In “Harvard Business Review should pay a price for its fees,” Joshua Gans asserts that Harvard Business School Publishing (HBSP) “wants to treat …

Management

Harvard Business Review should pay a price for its fees

One of the great features of the FT’s Global MBA and EMBA rankings is that they include an explicit research component. This is done in the belief …

Higher Education

Meet the dean: Peter Blair Henry, NYU Stern School of Business

When talking to Peter Blair Henry, it is difficult to ignore a passing resemblance to the young Barack Obama. It is not the only connection: Prof …

Business School

The need for an analytical approach to life

Risk analysis is not about predicting events; it’s about understanding the probability of possible scenarios, according to Elisabeth Paté-Cornell, …

Business School

Case study: Kempinski corporate MBA

Michel Gehrig is a man who really understands the value of training. Although he started his professional career as a chef, today he is the …

Hospitality

The healing hands of business education

Britain’s National Health Service is under pressure. A series of scandals has scarred its reputation for high-quality care just as it is facing the …

NHS

Rady MBA students help give second lease of life to cellphones

For Drew Spaventa it was love at first sight.<p>It was during a presentation by Californian entrepreneur Mark Bowles at the Rady school at UC San Diego, …

UC San Diego

Time to tackle workplace gender bias

Last spring, when Harvard Business School celebrated the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to our two-year MBA programme, I returned to the …

Achievement Gap

MBA gender gap: tips on networking

Polly McMaster is an MBA graduate of London Business School and chief executive of The Fold, an online fashion business specialising in professional …

Networking

MBA gender gap: the debate

The FT Business Education MBA Gender Gap week brings together academics and students from our ranked business schools worldwide and industry leaders …

Gender Equality

Eager managers, but reluctant students

UK schools offer some of the best graduate-level business education in the world but local students seem reluctant to take advantage of it in any …

Students

Women at Business School – Laurence Capron, professor

Laurence Capron is the professor of partnership and active ownership at Insead and director of the school’s executive education M&A and corporate …

Education

An MBA student’s story: grown-up decisions

<i>Tony Downs is an MBA student at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, where he is a regular contributor to the MBA Blog. Originally from</i> …

Freight Train

Women at Business School – Heidi Sandell, MBA student

Heidi Sandell is an MBA student at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management in the US. Before this, she served on active duty in the …

Time I

MBAs need a fresh set of skills for the 21st century

If the goal of the MBA programme is to develop tomorrow’s business leaders, then business schools need to think harder about what that future will …

Innovation

The importance of bridging the cultural divide

As a graduate student in the late 1990s, Andy Molinsky worked at an agency in Boston helping Russian immigrants find jobs in the US. The applicants …

Behavior

The changing face of the MBA curriculum

An MBA is not what it used to be. That is because business schools know a thing or two about marketing and have adjusted their offerings to meet …

Students

Search

GroupOn has seen all the buzz about Amazon’s (AMZN) drones, and has decided to reach back to a slightly-older technology: Catapults.<p>In a video posted today on its YouTube channel, GroupOn (GRPN) chided its e-commerce rival by facetiously promising to look forward by looking back. “We’re talking …