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The deans and faculty are the lifeblood and intellectual capital of business schools. Whether unlocking the secrets of marketing and financial models for their MBA students, or producing research that redefines the latest business thinking, their work and expertise can make for an unforgettable learning experience, and change our perspectives on the way we do business.
MBA50.com is delighted to feature video interviews, articles and insights from the men and women who define business education of the 21st century.

More b-school deans should be meteorologists

More B-School Deans Should Be Meteorologists

Both Wharton and the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC have recently announced that their deans are stepping down. And in so doing they have added to a growing list of vacancies at major schools that also encompasses INSEAD, Emory’s Goizueta Business School, and Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. In major companies a change at the top can generate enough ...

Women in the boardroom

How Male MBAs hold the keys to the Boardroom for Female MBAs

Are business school efforts to attract more women into their programmes missing the point? A guest post from Rachel Killian, Client Services Director at 360 Education. The latest statistics on the number of women who have reached an executive board position in 2012 make grim reading.Within the UK's FTSE 100, just 17% of directorships ...

Monopoly and the High Price of B-School

The High Cost of the High Price of B-School

It’s the end of the holiday season, and many of us are counting the cost of eating and drinking more than we thought possible. Nothing was worth watching on any of several hundred TV channels, and if you couldn’t face talking to your relatives any more, you may have turned ...

Entrepreneurship - In the blood?

Entrepreneurship: In the Blood?

“You are born an entrepreneur. The rest is just a question of revealing your hidden talent.” That, at least, was the view expressed by French businesswoman Aude de Thuin last month when accepting the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the World Entrepreneurship Forum in Lyon. Given de Thuin’s track ...

Central Saint Martins for design thinking

Bringing Technology and Design to an MBA Near You

It feels like more has been written about the role of business schools in fostering entrepreneurship than practically any other subject in the management education arena in recent years. Acknowledging that no institution, no matter how brilliant its academics may be, can create entrepreneurs out of the student equivalent of ...

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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 ...

As the B-School World Changes, the Band Plays On

As the Business School World Changes, the Band Plays On

Perhaps the time has come for the great and the good of the business school community to acknowledge that the sector can’t expand forever simply on momentum. Just in case we haven’t had quite enough bad news lately, here’s some more: The word on the streets is that applications to business ...

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