The characteristics that make a great team


There are diverging views on what makes a good team. The only common ground is: the larger the group, the more difficult it becomes to work together cooperatively according to Gary Burnison, CEO of management consulting firm Korn Ferry.

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News | Career + Application

MBA-job market in good shape for 2015

What turned out to be a strong job market for business school and management degree graduates in 2014, is projected to continue into 2015, according to GMAC’s Year-End Poll of...

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News | MBA Market

How will the MBA shape up in 2015?

Globalisation has taught us to be more flexible workers: To work from different times zones, if necessary around the clock, in different languages and with colleagues from a...

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News | Application

How to boost your GMAT score

The higher the GMAT score, the better the chances of getting into your preferred business school. An article in Business Because has now explored a new way of boosting the score by...

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News | Industries + Companies

MBA graduates: Take a moment for the manufacturing industry

Traditionally financial services, high tech and consulting have been the favourite industries for MBA graduates over the years and in particular for all graduates from the top 25...

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News | Financing

The MBA scholarship business

US-based website Poets&Quants has assembled an interesting overview of the amount of scholarship cash that is currently flowing from schools to MBA candidates. According to the...

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News | Specialized Master

WHU top in the CHE ranking of master's programmes

Student assessments placed the Master’s programmes at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in the top flight of all of the areas ranked in the CHE University Ranking. It is the...

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Building teams to put data to good use

Nine out of 10 of the 400 respondents to KPMG’s latest CEO survey are concerned about competing organisations taking their business away, almost three-quarters fear that their...

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MBA job market remains healthy

Both on-campus recruiting opportunities as well as full-time job postings have increased for most business schools worldwide. This is the finding of the latest research by the MBA...

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News | Specialized Master

New DBA offer in Germany amidst growing acceptance

The Munich Business School introduces a new degree: the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). The course will take four years to complete and first students will start from the...

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News | Leadership + Management

The CEO of the Future: female, communicative and IT-savvy

The chief executives of tomorrow will become even more powerful and lonely than is currently the case, concludes Forbes after analysing a new study on leadership by management...

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News | Career + Application

Talent is the new capital

The era of capitalism may be ending, reckons Klaus Schwab, founder of The World Economic Forum. He believes “capital is being superseded by creativity and the ability to innovate....

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News | Business Schools

New Scholarships for London Business School

The London Business School has decided to extend the existing scholarships for candidates with an interest in finance, and the military, to include awards for candidates with a...

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News | Rankings

New Rankings by Businessweek

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Managment made the top position after a two-year absence in Bloomberg Businessweek’s biennial ranking of the best executive MBA...

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News | Work + Life

Nation at a glance: Australia

Beaches, a relaxed lifestyle and an economy in its 22nd consecutive year of unbroken growth make Australia a sought-after work place. This is also mirrored in its MBA offering that...

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News | Female Careers

How to get rid of the glass ceiling

Women do want to break through the glass ceiling and sit on company boards and lead corporations. But to achieve this, more active support from senior executives and guidance for...

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News | Female Careers

Why women need a mentor

There are specific moments when women are particularly vulnerable to falling behind. After successfully working through entry-level and early mid-level positions, women’s...

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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...

News | Leadership + Management

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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