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Tuesday, July 25 2017
Innovating in uncertainty
Living with uncertainty has become our new normal. Whether it’s a surprise election result, rollercoaster stock markets, or competition from disruptors; there is constant change in the world. Though, in recent years, the type of change has evolved. No longer are we faced with classic change management, instead we are in a period of hyper-change, recognised only by the speed at which it happens. Partly driven by...
Monday, July 17 2017
Why Getting an MBA and Joint-Degree is a Smart Move
For many students, enrolling in a joint-degree programme is a decision that initially comes with more cons than pros. It’s expensive and a major time investment since most JD / MBA programmes range from three to four years. The admissions process is also much more competitive and the curriculum is intensive and demanding. Oh, and it’s not often that you come across many jobs that require both degrees either...
Friday, July 14 2017
50 MBA Stories: Part 28 Yasin Amani and Tim Mazajchik
Yasin Amani and Tim Mazajchik were neighbours on campus at Nyenrode Business Universiteit in the Netherlands, and shared a similar experience. Throughout each module of their International MBA programme, and in sessions with board members of Philips, DSM, Achmea, IBM, Microsoft and others, they realised that sustainability was to play a vital role in the organisations of the future and would therefore become the next...
Thursday, July 13 2017
Views from the top, feet back on the ground | What I learned from my first AMBA event.
By Richie Teh, Regional Manager ANZ, Scientia Ltd In the weeks since the curtain came down on AMBA’s 50th Anniversary Global Conference in Dubai, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on its take-home points. As a commercial partner, it’s an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the challenges and opportunities in the sector, and to meet some of those behind best-in-class post-graduate business education...
Len Jones, AMBA Chairman
Wednesday, July 12 2017
Driver based planning – how it’s used in business and the impact it has
Traditionally, businesses prepared forecasts and models along the lines of previous actuals, and areas including control / expectation margins, to increase revenue and decrease costs. This paired with a measure of cost control and most businesses would get by. If new projects were implemented through the year, they would be added to the models and forecasts as appropriate. However, this approach assumed a steady economy...
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