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Reasons to be cheerful – MBA job market bounces back

(published in CNBC Business, Sept 2011) The global economic crisis is not over yet. Just talk to any member of the Spanish, Portuguese, Irish or Greek governments if you need confirmation. But it does seem as if the worst might be behind us. And that means job prospects for professionals and managers throughout the world … Continue reading

The Usual Suspects

(published in CNBC Business, July 2011) When employment lawyer Thijs Glasz wanted to broaden the scope of his career outside of the law, the logical step was to join an MBA programme at a major international business school. But if he expected to be rubbing shoulders with fellow legal professionals, he was soon to be … Continue reading

Keeping It In The Family

(published in CNBC Business, June 2011) Family businesses seem to be big news at the moment – some for good reasons, some for all the wrong ones. In March, Solvay – a family-controlled public company in Belgium – raised eyebrows in financial markets when it acquired the French chemicals company Rhodia in one of this … Continue reading

Chasing the Dragon

(published in CNBC Business, May 2011) Unless you’ve been living in a cave, it’s been hard not to notice that China is on its way to becoming the world’s top economic superpower. This means Western companies have been queuing up to take advantage of the new markets it offers, with varying degrees of success. Business … Continue reading

How to be a hotshot

(published in CNBC Business, April 2011) Can a business school really teach you how to make it as an entrepreneur? If Europe is to take advantage of the apparent ‘green shoots’ of economic recovery it will need more entrepreneurs than ever before, particularly in countries such as Ireland and the UK where government spending cuts … Continue reading

A smart investment?

(published in CNBC Business, Mar 2011) After the Ferrari and the Rolex, is an Executive MBA (EMBA) the final accessory for the person who has everything? While a standard MBA has always called for students to have deep pockets, a sympathetic bank manager or even more supportive families, the cost of the executive version has … Continue reading

Lessons in Diplomacy

(Published in CNBC Business, Jan 2011) This could well be the year when things really start to get improve in the world economy. And if that happens, then the ‘war for talent’, which has dwindled to little more than a playground squabble in some sectors, may be back on with a vengeance. Of course, the … Continue reading

A Change Of Course

(published in CNBC Business, Dec 2010) At the beginning of 2009 things looked decidedly grim for executive education providers. The global financial crisis meant that businesses of all shapes and sizes were looking for ways of keeping costs under control, and many believed that this would lead to substantial cuts in budgets devoted to management … Continue reading

The luxury class of 2010

(published in CNBC Business, June 2010) As interest in luxury goods grows once again, sector-related MBAs are seeing a similar bump. Although by no means immune to recession, it would appear that the luxury goods sector is still a highly resilient one. According to the MasterCard SpendingPulse monitor, luxury sales in the US alone are … Continue reading

New Life Lessons

(published in CNBC Business, May 2010) Most people taking an MBA or participating in an executive education programme at a major school will be taught by someone who has come through the traditional PhD system – a set-up that often tends to churn out academics who are passionate and informed about their subject but are … Continue reading

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