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France looks to the big league

(published in The Economist, November 2011) Plans to create a French Ivy League are part of the biggest shake-up in French higher education since students threw cobbled stones in les évènements of 1968. Championed by President Nicolas Sarkozy, the idea is to spend €7.7 billion ($10.6 billion) to produce a handful of world-class universities which can compete … 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

Start up: digital DIY makes for good business

(published in The Independent, Mar 2011) Although the predicted cuts in public sector funding are yet to translate into substantial job losses, the UK government is already searching for ways that the private sector can plug the employment gap. In November last year, for example, David Cameron gave a speech in which he unveiled plans to … 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

Technology adds a new dimension to learning

(published in The Independent, Oct 2010) The use and misuse of new technology is a common basis of case studies at business schools around the globe. But how are the schools themselves using technological innovations to educate the next generation of corporate leaders? With five campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai, Hult … Continue reading

The art of being a good manager

(published in The Independent, April 2010) Schools are taking a creative approach to their courses to foster leaders as comfortable with the finer points of art and design as with a balance sheet. For more than 100 years, business schools have been successfully teaching the hard “left-brain” aspects of management and leadership, but, in an … Continue reading

Can Executive Education survive the downturn?

(article published in Forbes, April 2009) For many in business education, the worldwide recession may perversely end up being good news. According to a global survey of more than 500 MBA programs by the Graduate Management Admission Council, 77% have reported a rise in applications from potential students this year, up from 64% last year. … Continue reading