Reflections from the 2024 EFMD Deans Conference

2024 EFMD Deans Conference Yolande Chan

The annual EFMD Conference for Deans and Directors General wrapped up after two and half days of thought-provoking discussions and networking in the charming and picturesque city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. As this year’s conference chair, it was an honour to steer this unique forum that brought together nearly 500 leaders in higher education from across…

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Transforming business education: Highlights from the 2024 EFMD Deans and Directors General Conference

EFMD Deans and Directors General Conference Eric Cornuel

On 6-7 February, more than 400 esteemed business school leaders from over 50 countries around the world gathered in Amsterdam for the EFMD Deans and Directors General Conference hosted by the University of Amsterdam, Economics and Business (UvA). In light of the significant shifts in business education trends and societal demands, it was ever-important that…

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What vision does Porto Business School’s Dean have?

Porto Business School Dean

José Esteves was appointed the new dean of Portugal’s Porto Business School at the start of 2023. A year on, we explore the motivations of this business school leader and dive into his background, as well as the challenges he’s faced so far. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your background and your…

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How the power of human connections can impact business education

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In the dynamic world of business education, where technological advancements often take centre stage, the transformative potential of human connections is frequently overlooked. Despite the prevalence of data analytics and digital platforms, the impact of genuine connections between individuals, especially between teachers and students, is undeniable. These connections have the power to reshape the educational…

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Leadership lessons from the brightest minds in business

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Nottingham Business School Business Leaders podcast – leadership lessons from the brightest minds in business: What started as a pandemic project in 2020, the Nottingham Business School Business Leaders Podcast has become an invaluable resource for students, alumni, academics and the wider business community. Hosted by Honorary Visiting Professor Mike Sassi, the podcast features one-on-one conversations…

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How business education can create business citizens

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Yusuf Sidani is the Dean of Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB), part of the American University of Beirut (AUB). He explores some of the challenges business schools have faced in recent years and explains why he thinks business schools should embed ethics and morals throughout the curriculum to produce work-ready graduates: The world…

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