Toward healthy doctoral ecosystems: reflecting on the recent DCP22

During the recent DPC 2022 conference, we zoomed in on healthy doctoral ecosystems, focusing both on different possible compositions of such ecosystems and on boundary conditions that ensure doctoral programmes run smoothly (see our previous blog). Using the analogy of a microchip, we visualised the main learnings and messages of the conference on the whiteboard…

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Establishing trust in the supervisor/supervisee team


Research has shown that trust is a crucial lubricant connecting and enabling people within organisations, having positive effects on commitment, loyalty, effectiveness, cooperation and work relationships. The relationship between doctoral supervisor and student is no different, trust being crucial to supervisory relationships, with both supervisors and supervisees needing to demonstrate they are worthy of being…

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The benefits of a dual degree programme

Today, many universities and business schools offer their students the chance to undertake a dual degree programme. Stephanie Mullins and Olivia Nieberg from specialist business education PR consultancy BlueSky Education explore how students are given the opportunity to earn dual degrees at a number of respected institutions. As well as studying for two separate degrees, dual degree programmes are usually hosted…

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Polimi Graduate School of Management leverages the benefits of AI

Polimi FLEXA

This Member Spotlight highlights Polimi Graduate School of Management in Italy and its leveraging of machine learning and artificial intelligence with FLEXA. Special thank you to Daniela Mataro, Faculty Management and Accreditations Specialist, and Catia Trinchillo, FLEXA Project Leader, for their contribution. With Polimi Graduate School of Management students and alumni, other professionals and companies in…

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Initial EFMD Programme Accreditation for Bang College of Business & EMLV Business School

Initial EFMD Programme Accreditation for Bang College of Business, KIMEP University & EMLV Business School

EFMD is pleased to announce the recent accreditation of Bang College of Business, KIMEP University’s Bachelor of Finance & EMLV Business School’s Master of Science in International Business. Barbara Sporn, EFMD Programme Accreditation Director, commented on the schools’ recent achievements: ‘Congratulations to both institutions for this achievement. We are delighted to have these two new programmes join the EFMD…

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How to choose the right DBA?

After initial launch at Harvard Business School in 1922, Henley (UK) in 1991 and Grenoble École de Management (France) in 1993, DBA programmes have started to spread. In 2022, nearly every business school and many other training institutions offer a DBA. Confronted with this profusion of programmes, it is important to know to what you…

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What brought us here might not get us there

what brought us here may not get us there

What brought most business schools to pre-pandemic success was relevant in-person education, sprinkled with online learning. Willingly or reluctantly, within weeks Covid-19 kicked all business schools into the online world. Most did very well. They tried things out, learned from mistakes, and improved all aspects of their value creation. By the end of 2021 and…

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EFMD welcomes 18 new members

new members

‘If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ – African Proverb We are thrilled to announce that 16 institutions have been reviewed and approved by the EFMD Membership Review Committee on 12 May 2022. The corporate network welcomed one new member and we also welcomed a new honorary…

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Connecting with careers at the 2022 CPDI


By Maria Moragianis, Head of Career Development & Community Engagement, Highered. This year’s CPDI (Career Professionals Development Institute), graciously hosted by EADA Business School in Barcelona was the first in-person EFMD careers event since the Covid-19 outbreak and the energy was high among the 20 careers professionals participating. After two years of online connecting, it…

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New GMAC report sheds light on emerging themes in changing graduate management education

GMAC report

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) have released an industry report on “The Future of Graduate Management Education” from the perspective of European business school deans.  The one-of-a-kind report aims to make sense of the shifting graduate management education (GME) landscape and forecasts what the future holds for GME through interviewing 20 deans from a select group of European business school thought leaders. The resulting conversations contain rich insights for business school professionals as they cultivate the next generation of impactful business leaders. ‘In a volatile world…

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