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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

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

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

Good things come in small packages: Savvy MBA students are shifting their sights to smaller companies

(published in The Independent, Jan 2011) Given the cost of an MBA programme at a top school, it is no surprise that most MBA students have their minds sharply focused, not just on the lessons they will learn from the experience, but where they will be applying them after they have graduated. For many years, … 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

Military men have business in their sights

(published in The Independent, June 2010) More and more members of the armed forces are studying business degrees to become soldiers of a different type of fortune. The Americans have a long tradition of using the MBA to prepare members of the armed forces for a new life in the corporate world. Now business schools … Continue reading

Turn on your iPod and learn

(article published in The Independent, October 2009) If you ask a college student about the current favourites on their iPod, you might expect to hear of artists such as Lady Gaga, British Sea Power, or maybe even Michael Jackson for the newly nostalgic. Ask the same question on the campus of the Warwick Business School … 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