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Campus life sparks start-up enthusiasm

At the end of possibly the most modest office tour — a single room in a 1970s office block overlooking London’s Old Street roundabout — Nitzan Yudan …

Startups

MBA by numbers: The gender salary divide

An MBA is often seen as the fastest route for women to get a seat on the corporate board, but salary data collected by the Financial Times reveal …

Gender

Female students challenge myths

Many women continue to struggle with the decision to attend business school, fearing the cost, the commitment and the competitive environment.

As two …

MBA

Women in Business — Heather Dix, PhD

Heather Dix studied for an MBA and PhD in leadership behaviour at the University of Glamorgan. She is now director of European human resources at …

MBA

Frank Gehry building redefines urban campus

Canadian architect Frank Gehry unveils his latest structrual entity

The Chau Chak Wing building, University of Technology (UTS), Sydney

The atrium

The …

Architecture

MBA students take to London Fashion Week

Hidden among the designers, bloggers and chiselled cheekbones at this week’s London Fashion Week shows were some unlikely helpers: four students from …

MBA

Recipe ideas blend in with a dose of EMBA

The challenge of conjuring up a tantalising meal for dinner party guests when you lack the time to cook and culinary imagination to experiment, is …

Recipes

Meet the dean: Peter Brews, University of South Carolina, Darla Moore

Colombia, South Carolina — home to the campus of the Darla Moore School of Business — is about as far east as you can get on the mainland of the US …

MBA

Harvard scoops the trophies in the business school ‘Oscars’

Harvard Business School was the runaway winner in the 2015 Case Centre awards, the “Oscars” of the business school publishing world.

Harvard, the …

Business School

Women in Business — Miranda Brawn

Miranda Brawn is director of legal and transaction management at Daiwa Capital Markets and an MBA graduate of Westminster Business School in the UK, …

Women's News

Ways to charm a venture capitalist

In the early stages of a venture, the founders’ most valuable commodity is not money but information. Many fail not because their idea is a dud but …

Investing

Professors stake out territory for bitcoin

Courses on the virtual currency and the legal and economic issues it raises are now available

Lawrence Summers

Do entrepreneurs need an MBA?

Two founders of start-ups share their opposing views, register now for the live Q&A

MBA

Wharton brings real business engagement to the world of Moocs

Wharton, the business school known as a specialist in finance, is working with two internet start-up companies to bring real business experience to …

MBA

Women in Business — Marina Kundu

Marina Kundu is the first female head of executive education at HEC Paris. Elected by the faculty, Ms Kundu took over from Bertrand Moingeon who had …

MBA

The rise of the entrepreneur-in-residence

Mark Tebbe never studied for an MBA. After completing his computer science degree in 1982, he joined accounting firm Arthur Andersen then launched …

Entrepreneurship

Mexico sets itself a vocational challenge

In Mexico’s rigid social hierarchy, holders of bachelors’ degrees revel in the deference the title licenciado bestows.

However, the skills the country …

Mexico

Beware the navel-gazing leader

Many top business schools — Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, Kellogg to cite a few — have overhauled their MBA curricula in recent years. …

Leadership

Women in Business — Rei Hasegawa

The MBA graduate wants to inspire women in Japan to find career opportunities

MBA

Meet the dean: Andrew Ainslie, University of Rochester, Simon

Andrew Ainslie is the first to admit that he is a traditionalist. Appointed dean of the Simon school at the University of Rochester just seven months …

MBA

Western schools lead the way to China

Investment in bricks and mortar institutions increases as deans in the US and UK change tactics

China

Chocolate entrepreneurs with a social aim

Mona and Shaz Shah founded chocolate business Harry Specters in 2012 to create work experience and employment opportunities for young people with …

Women in Business — Camille Hamel

The French masters in management student is proud to have learnt Chinese

China

The great divide in the MBA market

The half-page newspaper article is brief but to the point: the doctor in the New York clinic is accused of amending insurance claims to give women …

Wang Chunqi, China’s first MBA graduate

Historians date the beginning of China’s modern economy from 1978, two years after the death of Mao Zedong and the end of the disastrous cultural …

From MBA to CEO

Footnote
Chief executives — as of January 1 2015 — of companies in the most recent FT500, composed of the world’s largest companies by market

MBA queries

I have a job I love and an extremely supportive employer who is willing to sponsor me to study for a part-time MBA. My heart, however, is set on a

FT MBA Challenge: use your new skills to help immunise children

Immunisation has protected millions of children in developing countries, but in recent years the International Rescue Committee — the FT’s appeal …

How to choose a business school

Getting the most from your MBA requires careful research to ensure that the business school and programme are right for you.

It is a good idea, for …