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…

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 ...

Incubating Dragons

Incubating Dragons

Dragons in Ireland, lions in Finland, tigers in Japan, sharks in Israel and the USA. From humble beginnings in the UK, the ‘Dragons’ Den’ TV show, where entrepreneurs make the pitch from hell to wealthy potential investors, has spread around the world. Even Russia has fallen under its spell prompting ...

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 ...

Going global - a new breed of Executive MBA

Going Global: A New Breed of Executive MBA

The world’s top full-time MBA programs have enjoyed several years of rising applicant numbers, fuelled by the struggling economy and strong international demand, notably from Asia. But with an improving global jobs market, many schools are now seeing a fall in full-time MBA applications. However, what may be bad news ...

Diversity- Shaking the MBA Martini

Diversity: Shaking the MBA Martini

Her Majesty’s Secret Service is not a typical feeder to the world’s top business schools. But assuming that James Bond could ace the GMAT and provide enough non-classified information in his essays to satisfy the admissions team of his significant accomplishments, then many MBA programs would welcome his perspective on ...

Just what the doctor ordered

A Course That’s Just What the Doctor Ordered

After six years of medical school, a demanding schedule in a busy hospital, family commitments and a mortgage to take care of, the idea of a doctor returning to business school might not seem an obvious choice. Wouldn’t they be better served joining the local golf club? For Hugh O’Neill, a ...

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