The highest paying tech firms

Millennials are less attracted by old fashioned management styles and traditional industries. Therefore they love to work for innovative technology companies. With such pulling power, do the most competitive high-tech firms still have to pay top salaries to attract the best candidates? 

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News | MBA Market

Business schools change their way for female MBA students

Despite the fact that many top schools have still not achieved gender equality in their courses, a lot of positive has happened for female MBS writes Fortune magazine. The US...

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News | Female Careers

The diversity benchmark: gender equality

Gender equality today plays an important part in every major company and for all events on the world stage. The G20-related International Dialogue on Women in Leadership in...

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News | Business Schools

Economist: WHU full-time MBA amongst the top 100 worldwide

The pride – and relief – was tangible when WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management sent out a press release to announce that its full-time MBA programme has once again made it under...

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News | Specialized Master

FT’s MiM ranking shows degree growing fast

MiM or a Masters in Management degree is a version of an MBA for younger students. Mostly created for students who have recently completed an undergraduate degree, it aims at...

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News | Executive Education

The CEO school

Business schools teach younger as well as more senior executives, but there is no real school for CEOs. Some might argue that you can’t learn what it needs given that some highly...

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News | Application

The MBA interview

An MBA interview means you’re one step away from getting a place at a business school. It means that the school liked your application and now wants to get to know you to see if...

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News | Leadership + Management

The Looks of a CEO

In this age of diversity the past years have seen a striking change in the distribution of power, writes the Economist. Women run some of the largest firms, such as General Motors...

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News | Female Careers

More diversity makes for better results

A report from Credit Suisse offers new evidence that a better gender mix among senior managers is linked with better results. The bank’s research arm has created a database...

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News | Leadership + Management

Leadership is changing

Business remains surprisingly poor at producing effective leaders, observes HR Magazine, quoting research from Hay Group that just 18 per cent of UK leaders are able to create a...

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Success: It´s the culture, stupid!

“My two cents of CEO wisdom? It’s the culture, stupid!”, writes Jost Stollmann, former CEO of Germany’s CompuNet and founder of Australia’s Tyro, a payment system company that...

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News | Application

Students send more applications

"You win some, you lose some.” MBA students in the US seem to follow this popular saying. “There is a growing awareness of just how competitive B-school admissions are, and an...

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News | Industries + Companies

Lego CEO´s seriously playful career advice

"Play is as some say ‘the mother of invention’,” Lego CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp writes on the website of IMD, the Swiss-based international business school. Knudstorp who firmly...

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News | Industries + Companies

Which US cities are the hotspots for which industry

Rankings, costs, alumni networks, career services and salary increase are aspects that students need to look at when choosing the business schools they want to apply to. One major...

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News | Female Careers

Even super-progressive Skandinavia has a gender gap

Of 145 big Nordic companies only 3 per cent have females as chief executives, versus 5 per cent of the U.S. Fortune 500. The view, that an abundance of policies in Sweden, Norway,...

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News | Financing

The effect of college loans

In Australia, tens of thousands of university students held protests as outrage spread at sharply increasing costs of higher education. In Switzerland, the European Students’ Union...

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News | Application

How to catapult yourself from the MBA waitlist into the real deal

The ideal world would be for every applicant to receive at least two acceptance letters for his or her preferred business school. But reality is often harsh and being offered a...

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Business School need to teach financial wisdom

Nuno Fernandes, finance professor at Swiss business school IMD reviewed the financial knowledge of 1,000 students before they started a programme at the business school. He comes...

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News | Executive Education

Do business schools teach negotiation techniques that do not work?

Business students are taught tactics, such as how to “get to yes” and close the deal, that almost never work, says a recent article in Business Week. For example the popular tactic...

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News | Career + Application

The global workforce crisis

Significant imbalances in the demand for labour and its supply threaten 25 of the world’s major economies. Over the past few years, The Boston Consulting Group has examined...

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Who’s the world’s most innovative?

A small European country in which people speak three different languages and are surrounded by towering mountains takes out the winning crown of this year’s most innovative...

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Melbourne: Living at its best

London itself wasn’t able to win any of the top spots in this year’s ranking of the most liveable cities in the world. Instead the Empire’s former colonies of Australia, Canada and...

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News | Leadership + Management

What makes a great CEO

What makes a great CEO? Too often CEOs are feared by employees, too often they are not approachable and sometimes they are plainly detached from the company they are leading. There...

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News | Industries + Companies

Career choices: Non-traditional job offers on the rise

Traditionally high percentages of MBA graduates were seeking jobs in consulting, accounting or finance after completing their programme. A global student exit survey by the...

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Too much talent can hurt

New research released by business school Insead argues that ‘too-much-talent’ can be counter-productive. Insead Professor Roderick Swaab found that the addition of more superstar...

News | Industries + Companies

The end of the traditional job ad?

One innovative US-company has started a ‘job ad revolution’. They no longer support the standardised ad that goes into newspapers or the often callous rejection letters that...

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The 6 most powerful words in networking

Only a few words can create an instant connection between people and can be powerful tools in networking writes Danny Rubin in an article for Business Insider.

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What to learn from young professionals

The world is not a Hollywood movie where a young upstart enters a board meeting, slouches into a chair, and tells everyone exactly what they’re doing wrong and how he’s going to...

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News | MBA Market

When is the right time for an MBA?

An MBA is a great tool to advance one’s career, take the step into executive level, change industries and/or teach business knowledge to specialists from healthcare to engineering....

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News | Application

MBA admission recommendation letters

MBA consultants Fortuna Admissions (a team made of former directors and associate directors from top schools in the U.S. and Europe) has recently published a blog about MBA...

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News | Entrepreneurship

Switzerland tops Insead’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index

Switzerland, Singapore and Denmark are the winners of the first edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) developed by business school Insead, based on research...

 

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