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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

The military and MBAs: Business on the front line

(published in The Economist, July 2011) THE trail from the military to business school is well yomped. A life in the armed forces teaches many lessons, but marketing, finance and entrepreneurship are rarely among them. So veterans looking for a move into the commercial world often need a crash course in the basics. But when … 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

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

A new world of opportunities

Getting BRICs experience on your MBA is a good way to future-proof your career. (published in The Independent, April 2011) If anyone really doubted whether economic power is slowly shifting from its traditional base in the West to the emerging powers of the East, all they need to do is consult the results of the … 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

B-school boots on the ground

(published in Forbes, Feb 2011) Doing business in China relies on more than an optimistic message in a fortune cookie. A few weeks back I was talking to the CEO of a British company which has had a very successful operation in China for several years, but which recently almost ran into serious trouble. 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