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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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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Scalable ways to bring the real world into the virtual classroom

How can business schools engage their students with the real world using a scalable model? This article examines online business projects as an effective and scalable alternative. Tools to help build an effective course and unburden teachers are discussed. Building real-world experience Universities have perfected the lecture as a primary means of knowledge transfer. As…

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Impactful synergy: The American University in Cairo School of Business career readiness assessment powered by PwC

The AUC School of Business has a well-established culture of continuous improvement. The cornerstone of this culture is assessment. The periodically reviewed assessment plan of the school captures the extent to which the school attains school-level and program-level learning goals. This exercise ensures a consistently high level of quality among students in terms of skills…

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Decoupling Education: a disruptive innovation journey

The fact that education does not have an Airbnb, Netflix or Tesla case does not mean at all that disruption is not happening in this industry as well. The key to understanding disruption in the education sector lies more on the “How” than on the “Who”. The formula also needs to include the “When” factor…

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Grenoble Ecole de Management focused on the key principles of agility and security to organize the 2020/2021 school year.

Grenoble Ecole de Management focused on the key principles of agility and security to organize the 2020/2021 school year. Up until December 2020, classes will be taught online using a two-month cycle that will be re-evaluated according to the evolution of the epidemic. Interview with Jean-François Fiorina, Deputy Director and Program Director at GEM. Why did…

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What does the ‘new normal’ for business school teaching need?

Change Until there is a vaccine for Covid-19, and perhaps even after that, health guidelines will make in-person teaching impossible for large groups. Universities are impelled to implement a flexible approach that assumes students will need to switch between online and campus-based teaching throughout the coming academic year. Accordingly, all university staff now need to…

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Eight challenges facing distance-learning

By Jean-François Fiorina, Vice-Dean / Program Director at Grenoble Ecole de Management The theme for this year’s GEM Geopolitics Festival was “Digital (R)evolution.” Little did we know that this topic was going to be 100% spot-on as the COVID-19 pandemic just showed us how central digital issues are for businesses and educational institutions’ crisis management (and…

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