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Focus on entrepreneurs boosts alternative courses

When Mark Butter’s wife Eva Kosanovic, a sales director, enrolled to do an executive MBA at Southampton University Business School, he wanted to …


MBA by numbers — Return on investment

If money is your motivation for studying for an MBA, then the earlier you enrol on your degree programme the better.

Data from the Financial Times …


Women in Business — Kirti Lad, headhunter

Kirti Lad is the Hong Kong director for Harvey Nash, an executive search firm. She is also co-founder of the Women’s Directorship Programme at the …

Women's News

Haas dean confidently predicts demise of business schools

Falling student numbers and declining revenues have meant that the past few years have been dire for many business schools, so much so that some US …


Start-up VenomAB aims to save lives

Landmines, cholera and yellow fever regularly lead to high death tolls but all three are dwarfed by the impact of snake bites, which kill 5.5 million …


Data analysis spells crunch time for leaders

From online marketing to personalised medicine “big data” analysis promises to fundamentally change the way corporate decisions are made and so is …

Data Analysis

Taking on the world has proven difficult for US universities

It was at least 20 years ago that the top US business schools set out on a path to become global players, but two decades later it often seems that …

College & University

Women in Business — Kristina Koch, MBA student

Kristina Koch is an MBA student at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management and a former competitive ice hockey athlete for the Austrian …

Sports Industry

Entrepreneurs use business school tool to buy companies globally

Starting your own business is risky, so why not buy one that someone else has already steered through the perilous formative years? That is the logic …


Ageing population in China creates business opportunities

In Confucian philosophy it is taken for granted that children will look after their parents. In 21st-century China, things are proving to be very …


Women in Business — Laura Rife, doctor and MBA student

Laura Rife is a doctor studying on the blended learning Business of Medicine MBA at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in the US. She …

Women's News

Finessing the art of self-promotion

Most people dislike those who boast, but there are occasions, it seems, when bragging can enhance your reputation.

According to the latest research …

London Business School

Wanted: flexible corporate strategies for fast times

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Social experiment yields thoughtful designs

When most people think about wearable technology, they are likely to think of the Apple Watch, Google Glass, or some outlandish device from the …


Sheet music scores its own digital cadence

As a child, Bart Van der Roost dreamt of following in his father’s footsteps and become a classical musician.

He secured a place to study a masters in …

Music (UK)

Women in Business — Nancy McKinstry, Wolters Kluwer

Nancy McKinstry is chief executive of Wolters Kluwer, the global information services company, and an MBA graduate of Columbia Business School in the …

Women's News

Meet the dean: Stéphan Bourcieu, Burgundy School of Business

Think Stanford, think entrepreneurship. Think Insead, think global business. In an increasingly competitive environment, more and more business …


Soapbox: Tech entrepreneurs need business acumen to succeed

British technology companies are world leaders in many fields, from product design and manufacturing through to software development. The work of …

Business Technology

Students lose faith in professional disciplines

Zachary Zimmerman knows the value of a legal education. He can count it in dollars spent on tuition and in the number of interviews he was able to …

Legal Education

Retiring executives signal a need for talent

As a woman in the upper ranks of a mining company, Tamara Brown is rare enough. The vice-president of investor relations at Primero Mining, a …


Women in Business — Eve Poole

Eve Poole is an Ashridge Associate, teaching across the UK business school’s open and custom programmes and researching leadership, emotional …

Women's News

creating an ‘MBA’ for free from Moocs

Some people can justify an investment of two years and $100,000 to get an MBA. I could not.

I was working in Nicaragua for the International Finance …

Travel (UK)

Schools embrace blended teaching

Paid-for courses mixing digital learning, video seminars and real-world meetings are increasing


Business schools embrace blended online and campus MBA teaching

The internet has had a radical effect on the way business schools are able to disseminate learning. It allows them to deliver courses online and …


FT Online MBA ranking 2015: IE tops list

Spain’s IE Business School has beaten 14 rivals to retain the number one spot in the 2015 Financial Times ranking of online MBAs.

An important factor …


Online MBAs: changing student profiles

The fallout of the global economic crisis has meant lean times for many business schools, but despite this the number of MBAs being delivered online …

Carnegie Mellon University

Branding matters in online MBA market

Global. Weekend. Distance. Blended. The wide variety of terms now used to describe online MBAs illustrates how the digital provision of such courses …


Are online courses a threat to lucrative executive education?

There was a time when Heraldo Sales-Cavalcante, the director of strategic analysis and head of learning at Ericsson, was sceptical that a pure online …


Mothers add special value to the MBA

There was a time when any woman who was serious about her career was advised to keep very quiet indeed about her domestic life ‒ especially if that …