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If participants of MBA or EMBA programmes and their spouses do not transform at the same speed, there is drama written on the wall, says Rafael Altavini, Head of Talent Management and Organisational Development for the Schindler Group. He holds an MBA from IMD.

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Alibaba has started to hire MBAs, too

Alibaba is China's Ebay, Alibaba's payment system Alipay its Paypal. Founder Jack Ma brought e-commerce to everyone. When it comes to hiring senior executives, though, his company...

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Guidance for CEOs in transition

Exceptional CEOs are 58 per cent more likely to conduct a strategic review and 48 per cent less likely to conduct an organisational redesign. That is the result of consultancy...

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Microsoft is hiring big from US business schools

The US-tech company Microsoft is on a recruiting spree from business schools according to the Financial Times. In 2017, Microsoft hired about 30 per cent more MBAs than last year,...

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Executive MBA salaries on the rise

A recent Executive MBA Council survey showed that Executive MBAs are increasingly paying off financially as well as career wise. The survey found increased compensation, new...

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UT advice: International programmes that enhance careers

The University of Texas at Austin has published advice on which international programmes will advance MBA students' career outlook. Amongst them are programmes in Australia,...

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Spotlight on the South Korean MBA

South Korea doesn’t sound like the obvious option for MBA students, but business schools see considerable interest from international students with 30 per cent of students coming...

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Stanford graduates the most satisfied

Graduates from Stanford Graduate School of Business are the happiest after graduation according to a recent Forbes survey. The magazine’s analysis of alumni found that despite...

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Economist ranking: US-schools dominate over European schools

The Economist is well known for rankings that come with a twist. The 2017 full time MBA ranking is no exception, with Northwestern Kellogg being the new winner and 27 schools...

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More women take up EMBA programmes

The Executive MBA Council (EMBAC) reports that almost a third of Executive MBA students are now women, a number which has increased annually over a six-year period. According to...

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Language and gender roles

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How to find happiness at work

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Why leaders need solitude

CEOs and other leaders do well to get on companionable terms with solitude, according authors Raymond M. Kethledge, a U.S. Court of Appeals judge, and Michael S. Erwin, a...

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FT’s Executive MBA ranking delivers some surprises

The winner was somewhat expected: The joint programme from Kellogg/HKUST has won the top spot for the Financial Times’ Executive MBA ranking for the eighth time. But a new entry...

University of Science and Technology of China
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China: Strict rules damaging EMBA sector

According to rules introduced by the Chinese government less than a year ago all applicants for the Executive MBA have to sit the same entrance exam as full-time MBA students....

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MBA applications: Shake up of requirements

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NYU Stern expands its Executive MBA programme to Washington

In another show of the strength of executive programmes, New York University Stern School of Business is extending its New York City-based Executive MBA programme (EMBA) to...

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End of full-time MBA: Tippie invests in specialised and executive programmes

The University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business is phasing out its full-time MBA programme. The changes to the graduate business education programme will favour the part-time...

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Best MBA salaries after graduation

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Columbia Business School: Why female students receive poorer grades

Female MBA students are receiving poorer grades than males in some MBA courses, reports Columbia Business School. New studies showconsistently for several recent student cohorts -...

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MBA applicants focus on the big names

Smaller, less known schools have suffered a drop in applications and are currently losing out. Larger, more popular business schools are winning the race in terms of applications...

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What you need to work for Goldman Sachs

Just being able to yell out “buy!” or “sell!” will not cut it at any investment bank. In fact, the evolution of trading has made skills in science, technology, engineering, and...

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The search for the new digital leaders

Almost one in five of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies have now named an executive to lead their digital agenda. This number is up from just 6 per cent from two years...

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How to succeed as an international manager

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Why fun is a better advisor than fear

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MBAs’ new ways to find jobs

MBA careers advisers have never had more technology at their fingertips than now. With several companies, usually start-ups by MBA alumni, offering their services to universities’...

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MBA Employment Survey: Wall Street is losing its popularity

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Germany is catching up big on the MBA

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University of Sydney Business School
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Is the traditional MBA dead? A new approach in Australia

The traditional MBA is dead, according to the University of Sydney Business School. It is a bold statement by a school that sells the degree itself, but the university wants to...

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Use the last day of summer to nail your goals for autumn

The last days of summer are a good time to get ready to hit the ground running in the office once the holiday season finally draws to a close, writes Art Markman, professor of...

 

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