Sustainable business applied to agriculture aviation

EFMD logo on COLT - sustainability

EFMD has been delighted to support the Center for Industrial Productivity and Sustainability and the Product-Life Institute since 2007. For more information about this project, visit our website.  This week, EFMD Global and Ecole des Ponts Business School Circular Economy Research Center (CERC) are in Texas testing the abilities (specifically, aerial-imaging, flight characteristics and fuselage vibrations)…

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Reflections on the state of the career services industry in a post-COVID marketplace

career professionals

The Career Professionals Development Institute (CPDI) was inaugurated in November 2019, following years of feedback from Career Services professionals from the EFMD Global network, as to the need to go deeper into the challenges of the industry. Since then, this program, which is jointly organised by Highered and EFMD, has endeavoured to equip talent professionals…

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The current situation of Lithuanian manufacturing is assessed better than future prospects. Why?

Lithuanian manufacturing

Mantas Vilkas is a researcher of the project “Industry 4.0 Impact on Management Practices and Economics (IN4ACT)”, a professor of KTU School of Economics and Business. A few years ago, Continental and Hella established production sites in Lithuania. Several days ago, Yazaki announced the closure of the plant in Lithuania. It is worth looking more…

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Societal and Sustainable: The 21st Century University

SDG-The-University-of-the-21st-Century

The societal aspects of education provide some of its main benefits, its purpose being to contribute to society’s welfare. Universities should accordingly produce responsible and accountable leaders in their respective domains through education. However, higher education’s quest for revenue and reputation has led universities to sideline or even neglect this stated societal purpose. While it…

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Progressing on Sustainability within your Institution: Leading Transformation Part One

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EFMD Professional Development offers a ten-day-long programme focusing on two aspects of business school transformation essentials: digitalisation and sustainability With all that requires our attention these days, sustainability may not seem like such an urgent matter in comparison. The topic of sustainability has been present in the management education scene for quite some time, and…

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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…

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Are you making it hard for journalists to say “yes”?

Securing positive press coverage for your business school is a smart way to build your reputation. It can help you increase awareness, support SEO, reach new audiences, and build trust through third-party endorsement. But when you are under pressure to get coverage, it can be tempting to rush into ‘volume’ tactics. These include pushing out…

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Multi- and Interdisciplinarity Empowered and Entailed by Business Schools’ Digitalisation

With the global health crisis precipitated by COVID-19, we have once again experienced that society’s biggest challenges today demand multidisciplinary (to independently apply expertise in different non-business and business disciplines) and interdisciplinary (to integrate and synthesize knowledge and skills from various fields) approaches to problem-solving. To master COVID-19, public policymakers, lawyers, specialists from the health…

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Should hybrid programmes now deliver more?

Hybrid Programmes - the future of executive education

I can guarantee anyone reading this will have read at least two other articles about the accelerated change of offline to online education, blended to hybrid programmes – but see if this has something a little different to offer. The past 12 months have presented a strategic earthquake for executive education providers. The COVID-19 pandemic…

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