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Plumpton college spreads global roots for English wine expertise

When Chris Foss arrived at Plumpton College near Lewes on England’s south coast, he had no students and two rows of vines that were unlikely to …


Audencia teaches the art of business

Réjean Peytavin has been working on creating a smartphone app that enables people to change their perception of time by giving them the percentage of …

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Rebuilding trust: a lesson from Íslandsbanki’s CEO

Trust is critical in any successful, long-lasting relationship. Once trust is broken, rebuilding it is no easy task – especially when it comes to …

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Critics of MBAs are wrong: focus on figures is good business

Is an MBA actually a good idea? The Canadian academic Henry Mintzberg has written a whole book denouncing these degrees, arguing that they place too …

UK News

Oil and gas workers find refuge on MBAs

Management courses in Scotland allow executives to reposition their careers in a volatile industry


Why content is not always king

The now-ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone is widely credited with popularising the phrase “content is king”. The intuitive appeal of this aphorism …

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The US student debt bubble is a study in financial dysfunction

One of the most memorable moments of this week’s Democratic National Convention came during Bernie Sanders’ speech, when young delegates wept as the …

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Insead’s €5,200 summer school for teenagers

Business school students are notorious for pulling all-nighters to meet work deadlines. That ought not to be the case with a group arriving this …

Harvard Business School’s bricks-and-clicks spending spree

As dean of Harvard Business School, part of Nitin Nohria’s job is to mythologise its vast campus. The inauguration last month of yet another new …


Brexit: UK business schools uncertain but optimistic

Last year Joyce Zhen quit her job as an international marketing executive in Beijing, arranging overseas trade show events for a large Chinese …


Start-up senses mood through big data

Joyeeta Das was taking a break from business school classes, enjoying the early morning sunshine in Oxford’s Port Meadows when she had her start-up …

Big Data

MBA blog: negotiation strategies

It takes planning — do your homework and do not ‘wing it’, writes Jess Webb

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How to crowdfund your MBA

Funding is a significant barrier for many who want to attend business school. Whether you need to raise the cash to cover some or all of your course …


MBA-toting evangelist for ‘art thinking’ at work —

About midway through Amy Whitaker’s time at art school, she began giving informal lunchtime lectures to her fellow students about business and …


Students choose their must-read business books

<b>An MBA means books — lots of them. The FT’s MBA bloggers recommend standout works on core topics ranging from entrepreneurship to negotiation and</b> …

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Island, tower, town hall: the new MBA campus

The front steps of the Old Marylebone Town Hall in London are known to Beatles fans for the 1969 wedding of Paul and Linda McCartney, one of many …

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New FT ranking: US business schools excel at MBA start-up spirit

It is two out of two for Stanford Graduate School of Business , which has retained its top position in the Financial Times’ second annual ranking of …


Research round-up: making the most of top female staff —

Companies that appoint more female executives might not be reaping the benefits of that gender diversity because their culture is still too dominated …


MBA students learn how to infiltrate a hacker’s mindset

The day Michelle Raymond discovered that she had been hacked is etched on her memory.<p>The first-year MBA student at the IE Business School had just …


UK loses grip on non-European business graduates

The UK is failing to retain highly skilled foreign graduates from its own business schools, the Financial Times reveals.<p>Since 2011, there have been …

Finance (UK)

Mobile apps that can smooth MBA path

<b>Business school students need to maximise their study time, be able to contact classmates easily and keep abreast of extracurricular events. So which</b> …


Women must unite to maximise success in start-ups

Could women-only business courses boost the number of successful female entrepreneurs?<p>Shima Barakat is one of a group of academics who thinks yes. …


A flexible way to pay for a ticket to ride in Cambodia

When Shivam Tripathi first landed in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, fresh out of HEC Paris business school, and saw the masses of people using …

UK News

Meditate to be better than a goldfish

As part of my MBA degree at Nanyang Business School, I sought relief from my stressful student life by joining a meditation and leadership workshop …

The OU changes direction to drive growth

Pioneering UK university is trying to push even further into the corporate and overseas market

UK News

Graduates are keen to hear tales of adversity from the famous

Graduation season is one point in the year when the power of a strong alumni network provides a helping hand to those running business schools rather …

Misconduct makes colleagues work harder

Blameless employees respond to bad apples by buckling down, suggests a business school study

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Inside McKinsey’s leadership factory

The consultancy is pushing into business education with its own programmes

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The 2016 FT Executive Education rankings

Established schools make significant strides while strong new entrants snap at their heels