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Social enterprise helps migrants spice up Parisian menu

It has just turned 9pm on a balmy Paris evening and Moaaoya is serving plates of meze of the kind eaten in his native Syria to a crowd at Le Petit …

Work pressure demands more downtime than a fleeting week off

The month of August, that hallowed time when Latin Europe grinds to a sunny halt, concludes with September’s good intentions to sustain the summer’s …

Business School

Coursera targets executive customers for new education platform —

Courserahas launched a pay version of its online learning platform for corporate customers, creating a competitor to the universities that have been …

MBA students reveal how to conquer application essays

There is no easy answer to what makes the perfect business school application essay.<p>Insead and Columbia Business School still ask prospective …

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 …

UK News

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 …


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 …

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 …

Education (UK)

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 …

UK News

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 …

UK News

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 …

MBA blog: negotiation strategies

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


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> …

UK News

From towers to town hall: the new campus

Space constraints in big cities are forcing business schools to colonise unusual sites to expand

Business School

US MBA schools excel at start-up spirit

Stanford, Olin and Darden top league table of best courses for entrepreneurship


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 …


Students crack a hacker’s mindset

While many business schools now teach cyber security, one professor has a rather unorthodox approach

Business School
UK News

Mobile apps that can smooth MBA path

FT bloggers offer their top choices for managing timetables and classmates


Flexible way to pay for a ticket to ride

Cambodia’s bus-ticketing site CamboTicket allows purchases for those who can only pay cash

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

United Kingdom