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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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Thursday, May 4 2017
The Case for Letting Your Best People Go
A study finds a link between employees leaving for prestigious jobs and improved company status By Vanessa Fuhrmans Companies loathe losing top performers to rivals, but recent research suggests letting them go on to better things has its benefits. Young professionals are among today’s biggest job hoppers: A 2016 LinkedIn survey found millennials have worked at roughly four companies in their first decade...
Tuesday, April 25 2017
For Copenhagen Business School (CBS), the question was not whether it would have to build additional facilities, it was when – and how many.
By Robert-Jan Bulter, Head of European Business at Scientia Just the other day, a friend was telling me how they had moved house to accommodate a growing family. It was an expensive move: not only was the new house more expensive than the last one, but there were taxes, fees and moving costs to pay. I sympathised, but stopped short of asking if he had analysed the family’s use of space to enable them to occupy...
Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, April 5 2017
The Not-So-Creepy Reason More Bosses Are Tracking Employees
To cut down on formal meetings and improve collaboration, companies keep tabs on workers’ emails, chat logs and face-to-face interactions By KELSEY GEE Social-media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter aren’t the only ones tracking how people connect and share with their peers. Employers are doing it too. Companies including Boston Consulting Group, and Microsoft Corp. are variously mining employees’...
Wall Street Journal
Thursday, March 9 2017
What Business-School Application Trends Say About the Economy
Applicants are flocking to one-year graduate business programs, GMAC survey finds By DAHLIA BAZZAZ Graduate business programs offering one-year M.B.A.s and master’s degrees in specializations such as data analytics saw a marked increase in applications this year, according to a Graduate Management Admission Council survey of 872 programs around the world. Overall, business programs surveyed by GMAC in 2016...
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 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 you...
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...
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