• Thursday, January 19 2017

    Blog: Facing your mid-life career crisis head on

    Anyone facing the mid-point of their working life also has to face some challenging questions about their career. Sinead Hasson, MD and founder of recruitment firm Hasson Associates gives her advice on steering the career course. Hopping from one role to another barely raises an eyebrow when you start out in your career. A healthy ascension through the junior ranks to a position of seniority is a challenging and rewarding...
    • Wednesday, January 18 2017

    Blog: A 2017 Business School Wish List

    In response to changes in society and more emphasis on digitisation and talent management, it is becoming clear to me that the more 'traditional' subjects in the curriculum are becoming less important as businesses themselves evolve into new and different places to work. A lot of the 'grunt' work in administration has been taken out by the use of computers and digital data systems. No longer are double...
    • Monday, January 16 2017

    Blog: Driving Sustainable Economic Growth in West Africa

    As managing director of LADOL, Nigerian business leader, and MBA graduate, Amy Jadesimi is building a business model in a region where the private sector is viewed with suspicion. She talks to David Woods about Nigeria’s industrialisation and its impact on economic growth across West Africa. Will the success of African economic growth hinge on the success of Nigeria’s business sector? AMBITION’s interview...
    • Friday, January 13 2017

    Blog: 50 MBA stories. Part 2 - Marta Cunha

    Marta Cunha works in Portugal’s largest retail company, Sonae Distribuição, as Customer Insights Director. In 2014, AMBA awarded her Student of the Year. Marta completed her executive MBA at Porto Business School. Why did you decide to do an MBA? It was a dream of mine when I was younger. I thought it would give me another perspective on management, but I must confess I was starting to think that...
    • Wednesday, January 11 2017

    Blog: Why no business school can teach entrepreneurship

    Now this might seem a rather strange title for my contribution to the AMBA blog site. Particularly as the association has been kind enough to ask me to be one of the judges of its MBA Entrepreneurial Venture award later this month. An award designed to showcase the important role business education can play in the development of successful companies. But then I am a PR professional by training and experience so I can’t...