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June 23, 2015  |  
Lucy Miller

There’s no doubt that the benefits of an MBA from Harvard Business School are recognised across the world – but now they’ve been laid out explicitly by a professor on Quora.

 

ThinkstockPhotos-153494898According to Berkeley professor Steve Tadelis, who was taking part in a Q&A session, the benefits of graduating from Harvard with an MBA are primarily threefold.

 

Tadelis describes the investment of a Harvard MBA as being like “buying three products.”


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Lucy Miller

The fight against climate change needs to be led by business schools, according to the Prince of Wales.

 

ThinkstockPhotos-478015762Speaking at the end of May at the London Business School, Prince Charles called on leading business institutions to focus on sustainability in their syllabuses.

 

A focus on sustainability and green issues will ensure that the next generation of leaders is aware of the impact that business has on the world, according to the Prince.

 

He called on those studying at or deciding on an institution at which to study for their MBA to “ask yourself: is your chosen business school really going to equip you to be the kind of leader that is so badly needed for the next 50 years?"


May 11, 2015  |  
Lucy Miller

ESSEC Business School, one of the leading business schools in Europe, officially inaugurated its new Asia-Pacific Campus in Singapore last week.

 

IMG_1873 (2)The Singapore campus, situated at Nepal Hill in the One-North district of Singapore, is ESSEC’s first campus outside France.

 

The acclaimed business school has a 108-year history, having being founded in Paris in 1907, and has had a presence in Singapore for the last decade.


April 28, 2015  |  
Lucy Miller

The University of Bath is the best in the UK for subjects allied to business and management, according to the newly released Complete University Guide 2016.

 

School_of_Management-_University_of_BathThe Guide, which acts as a clear indicator for those applying to universities in the UK, has named the university in the historic city of Bath as the top in the country.

 

Bath’s business and management credentials include graduate prospects of 91% (graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation), research quality of 3.2/5 and a high student satisfaction rating of 4.27.


April 27, 2015  |  
Lucy Miller

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is paying for two MBA students to undertake internships in India – the first time the foundation has offered internship opportunities outside of the USA.

 

ThinkstockPhotos-170886699According to the India Times, the BMGF will pay the two interns – Simarpreet Singh from Gurgaon's Management Development Institute and Akhil Khanna of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in Delhi – around 4.8 lakh each for their ten-week internship.

 

A lakh is a hundred thousand rupees, meaning the students will be paid approximately $7,580 or £4,978 for just over two months of work.


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Lucy Miller

Traditional MBAs might focus on management, finance or another highly business-ready area – but with entrepreneurship increasingly becoming an interest to those outside the boardroom, innovative MBAs are beginning to appear in business schools across the world.

 

Horseracing_Churchill_DownsThe latest institution to join the list of those offering unexpected MBA courses is the University of Liverpool in the UK, where from September this year students will be able to study for an MBA based on horseracing.

 

The Thoroughbred Racing Industries MBA will be available from the next academic year, and joins Liverpool’s other highly unique offering – an MBA in football, which has been a popular course at the university’s business school for 17 years.


April 21, 2015  |  
Lucy Miller

MBA programmes should have a greater focus on politics, according to experts.

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In a debate for the Financial Times, Mike Bastin and Jim Moore discussed the need for MBA curriculums to better engage with governmental strategies and policies, in order to prepare their students fully for the interdisciplinary world that they will enter into.


April 17, 2015  |  
Lucy Miller

Technology is now developing so fast that it is creating disruption across all sectors of the economy, according to experts.

 

csrBusinesses that fail to keep up with the latest developments face being wiped out by smarter rivals, experts at Entrepreneurial Spark will warn at a ground-breaking event next week.

 

The world’s largest free business accelerator for early stage and growing ventures is holding a day of Tech Talks from top digital and innovative business leaders, aimed at ensuring its fledgling firms embrace the latest technology and use it as an opportunity to displace larger rivals.

 


March 23, 2015  |  
Lucy Miller

executive-461652_1280Whilst an MBA is seen as a sure-fire way to give your salary a huge boost, research has revealed that this is more true for men than it is for women.

 

According to the Financial Times, whilst men can expect an average rise of 96% on their salary after the completion of their MBA, women fall short of this.


March 20, 2015  |  
Lucy Miller

Lovett_HallA new part-time MBA course has been announced by Rice University.

 

The new course, which will be offered by the university’s Jones Graduate School of Business, will offer prospective students increased flexibility when picking their MBA programme.


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