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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 …

Business School

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 …

MBA

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 …

Brexit

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

MBA

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 …

UK News

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

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

UK News

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> …

MBA

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 …

MBA

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 …

MBA

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

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

Research

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 …

MBA

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> …

MBA

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. …

Success

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 …

Open University changes direction to align more with business

Steve Hill was an assistant bank manager for NatWest, in the UK, when he was told by his employer that he would need to have a degree to become a …

College & University

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 …

Research round-up: how misconduct makes colleagues work harder

Staff misconduct is generally viewed, at best, as a predicament to be managed and, at worst, a catastrophe that damages morale across an organisation.<p>…

UK News

Should business schools fear McKinsey’s leadership factory?

Companies that move into the WeWork shared office space at 25 Broadway in lower Manhattan are renting the usual paraphernalia of start-up land.<p>Rough …

UK News

The 2016 FT Executive Education rankings: analysis

Spain’s Iese Business School has achieved the best performance in the Financial Times rankings of executive education programmes, coming closest of …

US study during 9/11 changed Viridor CEO Ian McAulay’s perspective

One week into Ian McAulay’s intense, three-month management course at Harvard, everything changed.<p>About 9am on a Tuesday morning, a lecturer …

UK News

The lessons of South African anti-corruption watchdog Thuli Madonsela

Leadership is as much about the way that you lead as the results that you deliver. Advocate Thuli Madonsela embodies both sides of that equation as …

Africa

Why the annual company budget no longer adds up

Viewed from space, the plague of roadworks that blooms on London streets as March 31 looms might look like an effect of nature, such as tulip fields …

Inspired by an 88 year-old’s fifth degree

Earlier this spring I attended my mother-in-law’s graduation ceremony at the University of Buckingham, where she was being awarded an MA in history …

UK News

NFL players go to business school to prepare for life after football

Squashed into a meeting room at a real estate office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 44 brawny men — many far north of six feet — listen to executives …

UK News

HEC Paris dean Peter Todd on his plans for the business school

When Peter Todd accepted the role of dean at HEC Paris, he was aware that he would have a difficult and unusual act to follow.<p>The 57-year-old …

UK News

FT/McKinsey contest helps business book hopefuls land deals

When Christopher Clearfield and András Tilcsik were wondering how to write a book based on their ideas about how to prevent crises becoming …

UK News