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Friday, March 24 2017
MBA Stories part 12: Charaf El Mansouri
Charaf El Mansouri travelled from Casablanca, Morocco to London to study on the MBA programme at Imperial College Business School. ‘My MBA at Imperial College Business School made a difference in my career trajectory in two very important ways; it enabled me to be honest with myself about my aspirations, and it allowed me to better position myself to succeed at the “triple jump” of changing my job, company...
Thursday, March 23 2017
Big Data: From Virtual to Reality: how to find actionable insight and unlock opportunities in big data
Over recent years the amount of data collected and stored by businesses has grown exponentially. Whether it be sales data, loyalty card data or financial data there is certainly no shortage of information. This raises the question of what to do with it all? Theoretically, the vast amount of data available should allow companies to generate fresh analysis, revealing new truths about their business. For example, within...
Wednesday, March 22 2017
Coaching for leadership
Imagine you are talking to an audience of 100 MBA students from various business schools about the skills needed to be a successful leader in today’s commercial climate. The person Our coaching remit must be flexible to incorporate the different personality types among the students. Personalities will vary from those with a strong people focus and those who are highly analytical and creative and are predominantly...
Wednesday, March 22 2017
Star Wars: managers and MBAs in the corporate snake pit (Part 5)
Describing Leaders at Work Working through the ten ‘survival hints’ (featured in parts two and three of this series) and thinking about how those in positions of power and influence behave in safeguarding their interests may have led you to think a little more about the types of managers and leaders around you. How, for example, might you describe those you value and how might you describe those whom...
Tuesday, March 21 2017
Make the most of your online MBA
By Dr Demetra Katsifli, Senior Director of Industry Management at Blackboard Many students feel put off enrolling in a master’s programme because of the cost of tuition fees, especially for high-end master’s degrees. However, students that are fresh out of university who opt to stay on another year in a master’s programme will be entering the workforce at an advantage. More and more mid-career professionals...
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