Exec MBA

The Exec MBA has been one of the growth stories of business education in the last 10 years. The weekend formats for students within a 50-mile drive of the campus are now competing with an array of global modular programs with blended distance learning.
Business schools are partnering to offer a direct path to the C-suite, or an invaluable managerial skill set to complement technical expertise or entrepreneurial experience.

B-school partnerships - porcupines making love

Business School Partnerships: Like Porcupines Making Love

It seems that hardly a month goes by without the announcement of a new partnership, alliance or joint venture among international business schools. A recent example saw The University of Southern California, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Italy’s SDA Bocconi coming together to run a three-continent undergraduate ...

EM Lyon graduates - new owners of Courrèges

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 ...

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 ...

Rollodeck Degree

The Rollodeck Degree

It is often said that the most valuable benefit of a business school education is not what is learned in the classroom, or the ability to work all night fuelled only caffeine, but an address book. Pick the right school and a few years down the line you might find ...

Latin American B-schools - Muy Caliente

Latin American B-Schools: Muy Caliente

Business schools are devoting increasing time to helping students understand the opportunities and challenges inherent in the emerging markets of Asia and, in particular, the economic powerhouse of China. But what of other rising economies, such as those of Latin America? Goldman Sachs identified Brazil as a “one to watch” ...

Join The Smart Set

Join The Smart Set

These days, anyone contemplating taking an executive MBA will be looking for a significant international element to the learning experience. Domestic markets are history. In future, customers and clients are as likely to be on the other side of the globe as the other side of town. Designers of such programmes ...

Getting women into the boardroom

Encouraging Women Into The Boardroom

It is 2082. Under Chinese sovereign fund ownership, Greece has been transformed into a giant theme park devoted to European antiquity, Apple and Facebook have replaced passports with the biographical iPad 12, and in UK boardrooms there are equal numbers of men and women at last. Given current evidence, only ...

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