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    • Tuesday, February 7 2017

    Help us shape AMBA membership, let us know what you need

    AMBA’s membership has grown to more than 23,000 and with this growth and we are keen to adapt to the needs of our expanding global network and support them with the challenges they face in a volatile business environment. Therefore, we would appreciate a few moments of your time to provide us with valuable feedback on the services we offer by completing our online AMBA Membership Survey 2017 . In addition, if...
    • Friday, November 25 2016

    AMBA Special Offer: Jim Collins - How do you transition from good to great?

    Jim Collins, business strategist, leadership thinker, and best-selling author of Built to Last, Good to Great, How the Mighty Fall and Great by Choice will present a powerful half-day seminar on what it takes to build an enduring great company. In this session, Collins will bring together over 25 years of research which asks the simple question: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty and others do not? Collins...
    • Tuesday, November 8 2016

    What Leaders Can Learn from Both Clinton and Trump

    When connecting with an audience, Hillary Clinton leads with the head while Donald Trump comes from the heart: both hold lessons for today leaders. Watching Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the U.S. presidential debates, it is striking to observe the difference in communication styles between the candidates; indeed they seem to use two diametrically opposing ways of connecting with their audience. The question...
    • Wednesday, November 2 2016

    How Collective Learning Improves Innovation

    App developers listen to their customers and competitors to learn how to succeed. Where “entrepreneurial ecosystems” exist, there are hotbeds of rapid entry and experimentation. These ecosystems consist of mostly small organisations that share a technological architecture and a set of norms. Take the Apple App Store, where app developers often rely on users who make concise suggestions on improvements, point...
    • Tuesday, October 18 2016

    AMBA and Liaison International Launch Service to Centralize Business School Application Management

    International MBA Authority Partners with US-Based Graduate Application Management Service Provider to Offer Value to Global Business Schools FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LONDON (TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER 2016) – The Association of MBAs (AMBA) has embarked on a collaboration with Liaison International in a move to gain more insight into evolving enrollment trends for global MBA programs. Liaison, a leading provider of higher...
    • Monday, October 17 2016

    Workplace Excellence Can Be Contagious

    Collective outcomes soar when top performers mingle with less adept colleagues. Big data is helping us learn much more about what drives sales in the digital environment. The traditional service sector, however, remains very much a “black box”. A physical sales environment, such as a clothing store or restaurant, is subject to even more intangible elements than e-commerce sites or apps – perhaps chief...
    • Wednesday, October 12 2016

    Fear Can Stifle Collaboration, or Jumpstart It

    During organisational change, play the radicals against the moderates to foster collaboration. Many firms that emerge or grow by making technological breakthroughs owe a lot – maybe everything – to their engineers, and in return give them benefits both formal (organisational power) and informal (status and gratitude). These days, however, innovations are metabolised quickly. As their technology’s wow...
    • Thursday, September 22 2016

    The Leadership Odyssey: From Darkness to Light

    Dr P Singh*, A Bhandarker** and S Rai*** Sage Response, November 2015 One of the biggest crises in contemporary societies is the crisis of leadership along with the environmental crisis and energy crisis, according to a study conducted by the authors on 157 management graduates from the millennial generation (2009). The leadership crisis is evident in all walks of life be it politics, academics or business. Institutions...
    • Tuesday, September 20 2016

    Is Traditional College Education an Endangered Species?

    MIT electrical engineering and computer science professor Anant Agarwal was a guest on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” a few years ago. He told host Stephen Colbert about his online learning site, edX, saying, “You can take these great courses from MIT, from Harvard … and it’s free.” The comedian quipped, “[If] I go to an elite university — let’s say...
    • Thursday, September 15 2016

    PRESS RELEASE: UvA Faculty of Economics & Business Joins AMBA

    The Faculty of Economics & Business at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has officially received accreditation from The Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the leading authorities on postgraduate business education. The Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best post graduate management programmes. AMBA...
    • Wednesday, September 14 2016

    Why Forcing Market Change Is Good Strategy

    Apple is forcing change on the market again and that’s no bad thing. It’s happened again. Tech bloggers are mourning the loss of yet another technology that Apple has mercilessly thrown out of one of its devices. This time it’s the 3.5mm audio jack, a 138-year old technology that allows users to connect any type of wired headphones to their iPhone to listen to their music. The alternative will be the...
    • Wednesday, September 7 2016

    PRESS RELEASE: Koç University joins world's elite MBA/EMBA providers with AMBA Accreditation

    Koç University has officially received accreditation from The Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the leading authorities on postgraduate business education. The Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best post graduate management programmes. AMBA accredits the Master of Business Administration (MBA),...
    • Thursday, September 1 2016

    Keystone Academic Solutions and AMBA commence new partnership

    Keystone Academic Solutions and AMBA have announced a new partnership, comprising sponsorship of AMBA’s Global Conference for Deans and Directors and AMBA’s MBA Awards and Gala Dinner, as the Association celebrates its 50 th anniversary. Keystone Academic Solutions is the parent company of several lead generation brands including www.mbastudies.com . They are a Norwegian company based in Oslo, specialising...
    • Tuesday, August 23 2016

    EUROut: LBS works to inspire LGBT MBA students reach their professional aspirations – while being themselves

    By Alberto Padilla Rivera, co-chair of Out in Business at London Business School and an AMBA member While it’s true to sat that legislation on LGBT equality has made great strides over the past few years in more economically developed countries, research suggests that more than two thirds of openly LGBT students go back into the closet when they transition from graduate schools into the workplace. The Out in...
    • Wednesday, August 17 2016

    The World’s Most Innovative Countries, 2016

    Innovation is essential for sustainable growth. Countries should maintain their R&D investments and cooperate internationally to protect their innovation momentum in the face of low-growth scenarios. (Please visit the site to view this video) The Human Brain Project (HBP), a global, 10-year scientific research project aimed at advancing the understanding of neuroscience, brain-inspired computing and brain-related...
    • Thursday, August 11 2016

    Best selling author Rachel Bridge on ambition, potential and entrepreneurship

    Rachel Bridge is the best-selling author of six books, a journalist, and a public speaker specialising in personal development, smart thinking and entrepreneurship. The former enterprise editor of The Sunday Times , Bridge now writes for The Times and The Telegraph . She also holds an MA in economics from Cambridge University. In this 2 part series, Bridge discusses ambition, strategy, leadership and self sabotage....
    • Wednesday, August 3 2016

    AMBA at The 6th International Business School Shanghai Conference (IBSSC)

    AMBA Chief Executive Andrew Main Wilson confirms attendance at The 6th International Business School Shanghai Conference (IBSSC) . Hosted by Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the conference will focus on the theme of 'Technology and Management', and will examine the interaction between the development of technology and management education. More than 50 deans and...
    • Wednesday, August 3 2016

    Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana joins World’s Elite MBA Providers With AMBA Accreditation

    PRESS RELEASE: 26 th July 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia The Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (the FELU) has officially received accreditation from The Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the leading authorities on postgraduate business education. The Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best post...
    • Friday, July 29 2016

    Employers Rank Organizational Fit Most Important in Evaluating Potential New Hires

    Graduate Management Admission Council’s 2016 Corporate Recruiters Survey sheds light on what performance traits and abilities set candidates apart. In the 2016 Corporate Recruiters Survey , GMAC Research Services asked employers to identify the skills and traits they feel are most important to consider when evaluating recent business school graduates to hire. Among 12 traits that survey respondents were asked...
    • Wednesday, July 27 2016

    AMBA and Scientia announce partnership focussed on improving Academic Scheduling at Business Schools Worldwide

    Scientia and AMBA announce a landmark partnership that will help transform how Business Schools meet the scheduling needs of their stakeholders. Business Schools today face unprecedented challenges: competition from the global marketplace, the need to optimise space to cope with rapid growth, and the rising expectations of fee-paying students, to name a few. Scientia’s timetabling and resource scheduling solutions...
    • Wednesday, July 27 2016

    Starting Your Career Far from Home

    Young people seeking adventure, career enrichment and personal fulfilment should consider an overseas stint. At a time when there is increasing fear of “others” and “difference” – evidenced by Brexit and the success of Donald Trump – we wanted to take a closer look at the phenomenon of globalised talent. Firstly, what makes some leave the comforts of home, and secondly, how does that...
    • Monday, July 25 2016

    Global Conference Recap - Peter Lacy

    Peter Lacy, Global Managing Director, Strategy & Sustainability, Accenture talks about the disruptive business models and digital technology that drive advantage and sustainability – key points that are essential for the next generation of leaders. Exclusively filmed at our Global Conference for Deans and Directors in Venice, Italy. (Please visit the site to view this video)
    • Thursday, July 21 2016

    Building the Entrepreneurial Base in Africa

    J. Eric Wright was headed for Wall Street until he decided to take a year off in Africa. That short jaunt has stretched into nearly three decades on the continent — and led him to his life’s work. Today, Wright is chairman of Africa Venture Partners, a venture capital and private equity firm based in South Africa, and director at the Picasso Group, a private investment and project development firm in the U...
    • Monday, July 18 2016

    The importance of harnessing your ambition

    The desire to achieve something great is not selfish but the driver of progress in individuals, society, and the global economy, argues author and journalist Rachel Bridge. Author, journalist and comedian Rachel Bridge believes ambition is what will change the world for the better. Bridge is the best-selling author of six books, a journalist, and a public speaker specialising in personal development, smart thinking...
    • Wednesday, July 6 2016

    Making Digital Marketing Strategy Work

    Three fundamental principles are at the core of successful digital marketing campaigns. Adapting to the ongoing digitisation of the economy is arguably the most challenging transformation every business is currently facing. Digital tools and trends are invading the business environment faster than companies can react, provoking significant changes in the way we communicate, consume, work, buy and sell. The scale and...