Mastering tomorrow – what will business and students demand next?

tomorrow's masters report

There’s no doubt about the popularity of Masters degrees. Last year GMAC found that year-on-year applications had risen by 14.3% compared with 5.4% and 5.6% in the two previous years. The new Tomorrow’s Masters report, published by CarringtonCrisp and EFMD, found more of the same, with 55% more likely to pursue a Masters than they…

Read More

Time to engage the boomerang learner

Alumni Matters 2020 CarringtonCrisp_EFMD

Many articles in recent months have asked ‘What is the future of business education?’, but perhaps they should ask ‘Who is the future of business education?’  The new Alumni Matters report from CarringtonCrisp and EFMD Global provides some pointers. Engagement with alumni is not as strong as it might be, only 17% of the respondents…

Read More

Are you dreaming of a liquid business school?

By Claudia Monteiro, Senior Consultant at CarringtonCrisp & Andrew Crisp, Owner, CarringtonCrisp Call it what you want – hybrid, cooperative, blended, or even liquid as I heard it described recently by Santiago Iniguez, President of IE University in Spain; much future study in business education seems likely to have components of both online and on-campus…

Read More

When is a business school more than a business school?

Business schools are sometimes Schools of Management, Schools of Business and Economics, Faculties of Business and Law, and, now, in a number of cases a School of Business and Society. Increasingly, schools recognise that business cannot be studied in isolation and the same is true of prospective Masters students. The 2020 Tomorrow’s Masters report, published…

Read More

See the Future Series

A few years ago, CarringtonCrisp did some work for ALBA Graduate Business School in Athens and at the time they gave me a luggage tag, which has been on my rucksack ever since, with the words ‘Business unusual’.  At the time, this was a bold claim, but today nothing could be more true. In mid-November…

Read More

What future for the MBA?

The 2020 Tomorrow’s MBA report from CarringtonCrisp and EFMD suggests that the MBA market will be different from the previous decade. Stories still persist about the decline of the MBA, but the demand for postgraduate and lifelong learning will only grow in coming years as people have to reskill and upskill to build their careers. The…

Read More

What’s next for business education?

See the Future study

Making predictions about the future is never easy. Six years ago, Donald Trump was best known as a TV celebrity. At the same time, CarringtonCrisp worked with EFMD to run the See the Future project for the first time, looking at where business education might be heading. The introduction to the first ‘See the Future’…

Read More

Where in the world would you study and why?

Branding_CarringtonCrisp_EFMD

International competition has exploded with business schools across the globe seeking to recruit internationally, technology has brought new competitors to the market delivering to students anywhere, anytime and the demographics of the student market are changing with a shift towards lifelong learners. The latest Business of Branding survey from CarringtonCrisp in cooperation with EFMD continues…

Read More

Learn to love uncertainty to grow the MBA of the future

Tomorrow's MBA

Andrew Crisp draws out key findings from the 2019 Tomorrow’s MBA report For those in the MBA marketplace, learning to love uncertainty has become something of a requirement and is a focus of the newly released Tomorrow’s MBA report from CarringtonCrisp and EFMD. Stories of the MBAs demise abound, but are wide of the mark,…

Read More

Where next for business school rankings?

Rankings, whether you love them or hate them, are undoubtedly a key component of the business education landscape, but could they be better? Amongst business schools, there has been much debate over the years on how the rankings methodology should change. The recent report by the United Nations Global Compact, plus the Financial Times itself…

Read More