Subject areas to watch in 2023

subject areas

A new report from Studyportals identifies the subject areas where student interest is growing and where the global supply of programmes is lagging behind demand. The analysis in this report is based on two key metrics: Demand is expressed as pageviews on Studyportals generated by 52 million prospective students annually from 110 countries worldwide. Supply…

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Corporate learning’s role in ESG

ESG

EFMD survey shows that corporate learning is deeply involved in the embedding of ESG in organisational mindsets, practices, and processes. EFMD occasionally runs a quick global survey on topical issues of corporate learning. In September, we conducted a five question-survey on how learning functions support Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) priorities in their companies: either…

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Mainstreaming the SDGs in business schools

mainstreaming the SDGs

Two years into the Decade of Action, we are yet to collectively achieve a level of engagement that would set us on a path to achieving the Agenda of 2030. The way business schools approach sustainability plays a crucial role in building a positive future for the generations to come. Fortunately, the ERS initiatives are…

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It’s time that African business schools stopped sitting on the side-lines

African business schools white paper

New research from Henley Business School Africa shows consensus among African business school deans that it’s time for business schools to step into a more activist leadership role – pushing for continental collaboration and change. There is no limit to the areas in which African business schools can widen their footprint, believes Jonathan Foster-Pedley, dean…

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Demystifying transformation – 5 ways to transform your business school PR

In June, I had the pleasure of attending the EFMD Marcom, External Relations and Alumni Relations conference at Nyenrode Business Universiteit in the Netherlands. After months of restrictions, it was great to catch up with friends and colleagues from the business school world. The overall theme was: “Demystifying transformation”. Various sessions dived into what that…

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2021 Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards winner

Outstanding Doctoral research award 2021

EFMD and Emerald Publishing are delighted to announce the winner of the 2021 Emerald – EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards (ODRA) – an awards scheme designed to recognise exceptional doctoral research in responsible management that addresses United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are an urgent call for action to everyone to achieve a better and more ethical,…

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Reflections on the 2022 EFMD Annual Conference

annual conference

Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer and Professor, Hult International Business School, and 2022 EFMD Annual Conference Chair, shares his thoughts on the 2022 EFMD Annual Conference.  ‘More than 13k schools, representing some 20% of all global higher education and transforming the lives of millions of people.’ With those facts, I kicked off the 50th year…

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Connecting with careers at the 2022 CPDI

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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The long commute

bike riding

Adam Mitchell, Marketing Manager for Lancaster University Management School, continues his series on attending the EFMD Marcom, External & Alumni Relations conference sustainably. Reprinted with his permission from The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business and Lancaster University website.  On Saturday 25 June, I’ll be cycling from Lancaster University Management School, travelling east across England to the coastal city…

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Building trust in supervisory relationships

supervisory relationship

Supervisory relationships are powerful. Research supervisors and doctoral candidates become entwined in a professional relationships based, if they are lucky, on a shared passion for a topic and a desire to push the boundaries of what is known in their field. To work well, they need to trust each other, to produce work, to receive…

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