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Going global: A New Breed of Executive MBA

(published in Forbes, Aug 2011) The world’s top full-time MBA programs have enjoyed several years of rising applicant numbers, fuelled by the struggling economy and strong international demand, notably from Asia. But with an improving global jobs market, many schools are now seeing a fall in full-time MBA applications. However, what may be bad news … Continue reading

Horizontes europeos para los MBAs

(published in AmericaEconomia, Aug 2011) ¿El mercado para la educación de negocios está empezando a moverse? El predominio de las escuelas de negocios estadounidenses ha sido puesto a una dura prueba en los últimos años, y los últimos datos sugieren que los postulantes de América Latina están mostrando mayor interés en los programas en Europa Occidental … 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

The course that’s just what the doctors ordered

(published in The Independent, April 2011) After six years of medical school, a demanding schedule in a busy hospital, family commitments and a mortgage to take care of, the idea of a doctor returning to business school might not seem an obvious choice. Wouldn’t they be better served joining the local golf club? For Hugh … Continue reading

Back in the hiring line

(published in CNBC Business, Nov 2010) This time last year it looked as if the MBA jobs market might be facing a crisis every bit as bad as the early years of the millennium, in the wake of the dotcom implosion and 9/11. But all the indications are that, while there’s certainly no room for … Continue reading

How Creative MBA Programs Are Overcoming Bad Times

(published in Forbes, February 2010) A few imaginative winners stand out in a tough season for business schools. 2009 will not be remembered as a banner year for M.B.A. programs. Applications from prospective students hit record levels early in the year but then flagged as the months went on. Potential students questioned the likelihood of … Continue reading

How Can Anyone Afford B-School Now?P

(article published in Forbes, September 2009) In recent years a master of business administration degree has become a powerful accessory, if not an absolute essential, for anyone aiming to reach the top in the corporate world. It has also proven its worth in helping to break the monopoly of traditional establishment types in board rooms … Continue reading

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How To Get Into Business School

(article published in Forbes Business School Edition, August 2009) Applications to business school are up. Way, way up. The economic downturn, the demographic boom of Gen Y and … dare we whisper it? A handful of top schools are encouraging younger applicants to apply, some even straight out of college. It’s not just the triumvirate … Continue reading

Lessons in Leadership

(Article published in The Independent – UK), Apr 2009 Has the trend amongst business schools to appoint industry figures as deans come to an end? Over the past few years we’ve seen several key players in Europe opting for professional managers instead of the traditional academics either from within existing faculty or from competing institutions. … Continue reading

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