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.

Business Schools in Africa

Are B-Schools Missing the Boat in Africa?

According to everyone’s favorite Irish rock star and world-saver, Bono, “Africa is a continent in flames. We’re standing around with watering cans, when what we really need is the fire brigade.” Africa is by no means the economic disaster area of popular perception, however. As James W. Dean Jr, dean ...

Getting the MBA Edge- Step 1 – Researching Schools

Getting the MBA Edge: Step 1 – Researching Schools

(This 7-step MBA Admissions series is produced by Fortuna Admissions, a team of former Directors of Admissions from Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, London Business School, IE and UC Berkeley Haas) The world's top business schools can still fill their programs many times over with talented young professionals from around the world. The ...

How to be a Hotshot

How to be a Hotshot

Can a business school really teach how to make it as an entrepreneur? If Europe is to take advantage of the apparent ‘green shoots’ of economic recovery it will need more entrepreneurs than ever before, particularly in countries such as Ireland and the UK where government spending cuts are biting. But ...

The Appeal of Retail for MBAs

The Appeal of Retail for MBAs

With jobs in retail now offering a wide range of opportunities for graduating MBAs to make their mark, it is no surprise that companies like Apple, Nike, Target, and Gap, are among the most sought-after employers for U.S. B-school students. Back in 2001 when Steve Jobs led a group of journalists into the ...

"You don't have amateur brain surgeons; why should you have amateur leaders?" Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of the London Business School

Lessons For Our Leaders

Imagine you hear about the appointment of a new CEO at a major company in which you hold shares. Instead of going for someone with in-depth experience of the sector and a track record of success running large organisations, it's decided to go for an individual who likes making speeches, ...

Why MBAs Need To Embrace Failure

Why MBAs Need To Embrace Failure

A recent article in the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper introduced me to what may be one of the most fascinating museums on the planet. Located in Ann Arbor, Mich., the facility run by GfK Custom Research goes under the informal name of  the “Museum of Failed Products” and is a massive ...

Riding the Wave of the MBA Job Market

Riding the Wave of the MBA Job Market

Back in 2009 when the global economy was stumbling like a Saturday-night partygoer, a joke going around business-education circles was: "What would you say to a new MBA in their first job?" The punchline, of course, was: "A Big Mac, fries and a vanilla shake please." Well, the cynics have ...

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