Careers

After several difficult years, the MBA job market has bounced back in the past 12 months. Business school career services are reporting much higher % job placement, and indicate that candidates are looking beyond traditional fields of financial services and consultancy to pursue positions in tech firms, online retail, luxury brand, renewable energy, entrepreneurial ventures…

MBA Hunters and Explorers

Are you a Hunter or an Explorer with your post-MBA career goals?

Business school and the MBA, in particular, is a great opportunity to discover your real professional calling. The admissions office expect you to be specific about your post-MBA career goals at the point of applying, not when you graduate. However, the idea of sharing a year or two with individuals ...

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Business Schools Have Reason to Be Optimistic About the Future

The common logic is that demand for an MBA is counter-cyclical with the rest of the economy. When business booms, young professionals are keen to make the most of a buoyant job market rather than spend their time studying. But when business heads south, applications to MBA programmes typically soar ...

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The Next Big Thing: Specialized Business Degrees

In the past when I read the latest announcement about an MBA for the Music Industry or an MBA in Pastoral Ministry, I often wondered if the world of business education had either gone mad or lost itself in some sort of marketing overload. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong ...

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Material Minded – The Fashion Industry Turns to Business Schools

The catwalks and hemlines of Paris and New York are rarely associated with the study of cash flow and net fixed assets so beloved of business schools around the world. And though former supermodel Tyra Banks turned to the Harvard Business School for an executive education course to help with ...

The High Cost of the MBA’s High Cost

The High Cost of the MBA’s High Cost

According to pop singer Jessie J, in her 2011 hit Price Tag, life shouldn’t be about the pursuit of money. The aim, apparently, should be to make the world dance. (You might want to consult a young person for a more in-depth explanation of this.) Statistics recently released by Harvard Business School, ...

10 Traits of Women Business Leaders- They’re Not What You Think

10 Traits of Women Business Leaders: They’re Not What You Think

This is a guest post by Elissa Sangster, Executive Director for the Forté Foundation, an organization that promotes women in business and cultivates the next generation of women business leaders by promoting and supporting MBA women. Over the years, Forté has profiled dozens of C-level executives at Fortune 500 companies, and ...

From Olympic Glory to the MBA Masses

From Olympic Glory to the MBA Masses

In the time it takes most MBA students to pull out their notebooks and iPads for a class on microeconomic theory, Usain Bolt would have run clear across campus and been in a cab on his way to discuss his latest lucrative sponsorship offer. At least he would if he ...

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