Posts by Claire de Spéville

Masters Degree Not a Substitute for an MBA

New 2017 GMAC mba.com Prospective Students Survey Report shows many candidates with a prior business master’s degree are considering an MBA. Three in 4 prospective graduate business school candidates who hold a prior master’s degree are considering enrolling in MBA programs, according to new research from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The MBA remains…

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26th CEEMAN Annual Conference – September 2018

The 26thCEEMAN Annual Conference, focusing on the topic of Redefining Management Education: Excellence and Relevance, will be taking place in Prague, Czech Republic from 19-21 September 2018 in cooperation with the University of New York in Prague. The conference is the main annual event of CEEMAN, gathering mostly deans and directors of member schools and partner organisations from…

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Winning Case Study Poses Hard Questions on Role of Investors

A case study on mining and responsible investment in South Africa from the UCT Graduate School of Business receives top honours in the African Business Category of the 2017 EFMD Case Writing Competition. A searching look at mining giant Lonmin Plc Mining and the role of investors following the Marikana massacrein South Africa 2012 has won first prize…

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European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation – Call for Experts

European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation Call for Experts: Expert Monitor Group for cPPPs Deadline – Tuesday 27 March 2018 The European Commission is looking for experts to be part of an Expert Group to monitor, review and give feedback on the reporting process of 10 associations of contractual public-private partnerships (cPPPs)*. In order…

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HUMANE Annual Conference: Retaining Public Trust in Universities in a Post Truth World

HUMANE Annual Conference Hosted by Malmö University June 15-16, 2018 We live in a world where public trust in all of our great civic institutions is being eroded by those who proselytise ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’. These challenges to institutional legitimacy are particularly poignant for universities as they stand for, among many things, truth,…

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The Business of Impact: Does Anyone Use Management Research?

Business schools have been criticised for decades for lacking relevance in their teaching and research. And for good reason in some cases. However new research shows that the disconnect is hardly their fault alone, and Simon Linacre argues that now is the time for business schools to lead the way for all social science research…

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St. Gallen Re-assessed by Business School Impact System

University of St. Gallen was re-assessed by EFMD Global Network’s Business School Impact System and received the BSIS label for demonstrating with well-documented evidence the impact that the school has on its local environment. “The BSIS process is a valuable instrument to assess and develop local impact. It has given us an international framework to…

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The Case Centre’s Awards and Competitions 2018 – Results

The Case Centre’s Awards and Competitions 2018 are announced. Now in their 28th year, these celebrate excellence in case writing and teaching, at business schools worldwide. Overview of Results Overall Winning Case: Youngme Moon, (case about Uber), Harvard Business School. (Third time HBS has won this, since the Awards went global in 2011). Outstanding Contribution…

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