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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.

France Looks to the Big League

France Looks to the Big League

Plans to create a French Ivy League are part of the biggest shake-up in French higher education since students threw cobbled stones in les évènements of 1968. Championed by President Nicolas Sarkozy, the idea is to spend €7.7 billion ($10.6 billion) to produce a handful of world-class universities which can ...

Whetting the Appetite of MBAs

Whetting the Appetite of MBAs

Running a business where client demand for your product exceeds supply by a ratio of 250 to 1 may seem like an enviable business model to many MBA students. At its peak, Ferran Adria’s elBulli restaurant in Spain was fielding close to two million requests a year for one of ...

Rise of the Renaissance MBA

The Rise of the Renaissance MBA

Just how much blame the business community should shoulder for the financial crisis is open to debate. Rather than dwell on what has happened in the past (and the rather embarrassing number of percentage of major players in the crisis who boasted an MBA from a top school), many voices ...

Lessons in Diplomacy

Lessons in Diplomacy – Negotiating Your Next Career Step

Once the world economy moves beyond debt crisis and political gridlock, the ‘war for talent’, which has dwindled to little more than a playground squabble in some sectors, may be back on with a vengeance. Of course, the nice thing about this will be that instead of keeping your head down ...

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

When employment lawyer Thijs Glasz wanted to broaden the scope of his career outside of the law, the logical step was to join an MBA programme at a major international business school. But if he expected to be rubbing shoulders with fellow legal professionals, he was soon to be put ...

Military and the MBA- Business on the Front Line

The Military and MBAs: Business on the Front Line

Taking an MBA at a major business school has become a well-trodden route for armed services veterans looking for a move into the commercial world. What better way, after all, to get a crash course in the basics of corporate activity, such as marketing, finance and entrepreneurship, that are conspicuous ...

The Art of Business Leadership

The Art of Business Leadership

Thirty years ago top business schools had a simple philosophy about how to teach students the essence of good business leadership. All you had to do was examine how the people who ran successful companies went about dealing with problems and opportunities and then follow their example. After a while, however, ...

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