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Friday, May 26 2017
MBA Stories part 21: Richard Skinner
My decision to undertake an MBA was based on furthering my career as a technology manager in an investment bank. At the time, I believed that acquiring these three letters would move me up the managerial ladder; however, this transpired to be somewhat erroneous... During the MBA, and specifically as a result of undertaking the personal development module, I realised I had never determined what motivates me. Previously...
Len Jones, AMBA Chairman
Thursday, May 25 2017
Dubai Reflections: A summary of AMBA’s 50th Anniversary Global Conference for Deans and Directors
By Len Jones, Chairman of AMBA’s International Management Board I had the privilege of attending our prestigious 50 th Anniversary Global Deans and Directors Conference in May which took place in the JW Marriott Marquis in one on the world’s most opulent and innovative cities, Dubai. The event attracted more than 250 delegates from all parts of the world and our key objective was to discuss the future...
Wednesday, May 24 2017
Competition, Cartels & Collaboration
Part 3. Competition – should you cheat rather than compete? So, you’re doing an MBA and you’re obviously keen to build a successful career. Climbing to the top of a big organisation, or maybe building your own business from scratch are aspirations that are shared by many MBA students and alumni. The chances are, with an MBA you are already, or one day will become, a leader. You’ll be an...
Monday, May 22 2017
Virtual Reality: creating a stronger and more effective workforce
Virtual Reality (VR) replaces the real world with a simulated one. Right now, this is done by using headsets to create images, sounds and sensations while simulating the user’s presence in the environment. But how will VR change businesses and in what areas will VR will have the greatest impact? Education In terms of the workplace, VR will allow employees to learn anything, anywhere. As employees learn specific...
Friday, May 19 2017
MBA Stories part 20: Martina Petkova
Martina Petkova an MBA graduate from Bulgaria outlines some of the changes she has experienced in her career and lifestyle since completing her MBA studies The traditional view of an MBA degree guaranteeing senior positions and keys to the boardroom, has become irrelevant in today’s constantly changing world. The value of an MBA is becoming less about the degree itself than the actual skills and knowledge acquired...
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