Business Schools

Business education knits together the worlds of academia and business. Often pioneers in the higher education space, business schools around the world face the challenges of globalisation, increased competition, and the search for pragmatic relevance.

Sander Nieuwenhuizen, Vice President for Recruitment at Shell

What Are Global Recruiters Looking For In Young Managers?

Does having a global mindset make a difference in the skill set of a modern business graduate? For Sander Nieuwenhuizen, Vice President for Recruitment at Shell, the energy and petrochemicals giant, it does. The company hires 1,200 graduates every year, and sees a real advantage in attracting individuals who are truly internationally ...

Harvard #1

The FT Full-Time MBA Ranking 2014 – Winners and Losers

While the Harvard Business School keeps the #1 spot on the 2014 Full-Time MBA Ranking published by the Financial Times, Yale SOM claims a place in the top 10, and Michigan, Darden and UNC Kenan-Flagler are among a number of US business schools making sharp gains. Top European schools remain stable, ...

Passport stamps - worldly mindset

Developing a Worldly Mindset At Business School

It’s nothing new for business schools to offer international components in their MBA and Masters programmes. But, with the growing influence of emerging markets, it’s increasingly important for schools to display their global credentials and respond to student demand for a more worldly mindset. In most cases, schools do this by ...

Prof Kai Li - UBC Sauder

Women Directors Are Better At Mergers And Acquisitions

The more women there are on a corporate board the less a company pays for its acquisitions, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. The forthcoming Journal of Corporate Finance paper shows the cost of a successful acquisition is reduced by 15.4 per ...

SVCO

Empathy, Not Technology, Is The Mother Of Innovation

Empathy, not technology, is the mother of innovation: that was the surprising lesson learnt by a group of MBA students and entrepreneurs at a workshop led by IDEO and Google Labs at Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford, Saïd Business School. In the workshop, called Reimagining Healthcare Through Design Thinking, Stacey Chang, ...

Richard Branson

To Teach Entrepreneurship Get Out of the Classroom

The debate about whether or not you can teach entrepreneurship will always divide opinion. But business schools have an opportunity to create the conditions in which an entrepreneurial mindset can flourish, and provide students with the tools and the confidence to take the path toward business creation. They just might ...

Wake Forest

Using MBA Admissions Recommendations For Personal Development

In business, you live and die by referrals.  At one business school, that's also the case. Recently, the admissions team at Wake Forest School of Business have changed their admissions policy and are asking applicant recommenders for a bit more information than a standard letter of recommendation.  Not only do MBA and ...

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