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    • 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...
    • Wednesday, July 6 2016

    Embracing Uncertainty for Innovation

    It has been said that the purpose of organisation is to eliminate uncertainty. Is this stifling the ability to innovate? I recently spoke with the innovation leaders at a major biopharmaceutical firm. They were lamenting the challenges of designing an innovation program that seemed overwhelming. No matter what they did, the organisation just kept focusing on execution and narrow thinking rather than innovation and big...
    • Friday, June 24 2016

    The DBA vs. the MBA: which is right for you?

    Mark Stoddard, Director of Operations at AMBA, talks about the similarities and differences between the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). How does the profile of the DBA student differ to that of the MBA student, if at all? The profiles of Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) students may be similar, in that both...
    • Wednesday, June 22 2016

    Broadcaster and former politician Michael Portillo discusses embracing talent from abroad

    At our annual Awards and Gala Dinner earlier this year, broadcaster and former British politician Michael Portillo gave us an exclusive interview and shared his thoughts on many topics including business leaders, executive education and the British business. In this short clip, he discusses the need to embrace talent from abroad. (Please visit the site to view this video)
    • Tuesday, June 21 2016

    PwC’s Carol Sawdye on Leadership and Living with a Sense of Urgency

    Carol Sawdye, the vice chairman and chief financial officer of PwC, has been on an ascending career track precipitated in part by two major events in her life: the diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Disease when she was 25 and experiencing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York up close. These moments gave her a sense of urgency and fearlessness that has shaped her career choices and life decisions. For instance, after...
    • Thursday, June 2 2016

    PRESS RELEASE: ‘AMBA Africa’ Launches To Help ‘Unlock The Continent’s Economic Potential’

    'AMBA Africa’ Launches To Help ‘Unlock The Continent’s Economic Potential Association of MBAs (AMBA) launches pan-continental campaign to help further executive education across Africa to stimulate economic growth AMBA outlines a strategy to work with Africa’s business schools and enhance the quality of MBA and post graduate management education, during a week-long South Africa Roadshow...
    • Thursday, June 2 2016

    Effective Teams and Managers: What Google Has Learned

    As the director of People Analytics at Google for the last decade, Brian Welle’s world revolves around data. He has found that those hard, cold numbers can, when used properly, uncover the key attributes that make people better managers and team members. Once identified, the attributes can then be cultivated and instilled to boost performance. Welle spoke recently with Cade Massey , Wharton practice professor of...
    • Friday, May 20 2016

    Globalisation: The future of global business – by its most respected leader…

    Sir Martin Sorrell, Group CEO of multinational advertising and PR conglomerate, WPP, was, in 2015, ranked the most influential leader in international marketing and media by M&M Global and this ye...
    • Wednesday, May 18 2016

    Benchmark your MBA graduate wage by completing our 10 minute AMBA Careers and Salary Survey 2016

    Benchmark your own salary against AMBA accredited MBA graduates across the world and help us map the changing face of business education. By completing this brief and confidential survey administered ...
    • Tuesday, May 17 2016

    We’re at the centre of disruptive change

    According to the Chinese, a crisis consists of two things – a challenge and an opportunity – and this couldn’t be more true when considering the state of our global environment and d...
    • Friday, May 13 2016

    Putting the Customer at the Heart of your Digital Experience

    Ahead of AMBA’s Inaugural Conference for Business School Professionals , we caught up with one of the speakers Dr Rebecca Gill, User Experience Director at Bunnyfoot to find out mo...
    • Monday, May 9 2016

    China’s Two-Speed Economy

    Clumsy state-owned industrial firms stagnate as private companies race into the global market Fushun, a city built on coal in China’s industrial northeast, is in full-blown recession. Liu J...
    • Friday, April 29 2016

    The Big-Data Future Has Arrived

    It is now possible to measure everything, from the movement of billions of stars to each heartbeat Big data, the tech story of a few years ago, is now beginning to show big results. The science of usi...
    • Tuesday, April 26 2016

    Software Is Disrupting Venture-Capital Sector

    CircleUp’s Classifier shows algorithms now play bigger role in prescreening investments Ten years ago, bored by the repetitive nature of his work as a private-equity analyst, Ryan Caldbeck&...
    • Monday, April 18 2016

    Employers and Business Schools urged to collaborate to create the next generation of sustainable leaders

    As UK economic growth slows, AMBA (the Association of MBAs) has launched a campaign to develop the next generation of sustainable leaders, kicking off with an event during which some of the worlds bus...
    • Monday, April 18 2016

    Have the BRICs Hit a Wall? The Next Emerging Markets

    Until recently, when people talked about “emerging markets,” they were referring to the BRIC economies: Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Undeniably, these countries have changed the face ...
    • Monday, March 14 2016

    Anabela Possidonio of The Lisbon MBA talks about Zaask winning the MBA Entrepreneurial Venture award

    Accepting the MBA Entrepreneurial Venture award on behalf of Luís Martins and Indian Kiruba Eswaran, co-founders of Zaask, Anabela Possidonio, Executive Director of The Lisbon MBA discuss...
    • Friday, March 4 2016

    Job Hunting? Why You Need a Strong Online Footprint

    For job seekers, the persuasive cover letter and germane resume have long been the way to get a foot in the door, and more recently, HR directors will rummage through Google to make sure nothing neg...
    • Thursday, March 3 2016

    AMBA's Innovation Award Winner - ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece

    In this exclusive interview, Kyriakos Kyriakopoulos, Associate Dean of Academic Programmes at ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece talks about winning AMBA's Innovation ...