A business education for elite athletes

elite athletes ESSEC business school

Many business students excel thanks to the qualities that their involvement in sport has given them, such as commitment and a competitive spirit, and institutions recognise the importance of educating sportspeople with the knowledge and abilities to succeed outside of sporting careers, too. Now, ESSEC Business School has launched a new multidisciplinary Bachelor’s degree for…

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Creating an eProfessor

AI

As business school faculty look to utilise technology for the benefit of students, ESSEC Business School Professor Fabrice Cavarretta has developed a new tool at the intersection of AI and pedagogy: an avatar of himself that can answer student questions.  We spoke with Cavarretta – a professor in Management and Entrepreneurship who teaches mainly the…

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How the power of human connections can impact business education

connections

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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Paella, and successful online engagement

Spain

No visit to Spain is complete without sampling a delicious dish of paella. However, obtaining agreement on the “best” or “original” recipe for this Valencian or Catalan delicacy is more problematic. Is it a meat dish? Is it seafood fare? Does the rice go in first or last?… The 7th annual EOCCS learning community symposium, hosted…

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Business schools look beyond faculty to provide management education

industry experts

More Business schools are harnessing industry experts to teach their students business education — PR specialists Kerry Ruffle and Stephanie Mullins from BlueSky Education explore how.  Durham University Business School has recently announced a number of new appointments to its teaching staff to be in post for the new academic year. These positions were not…

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Responsive Management Education: Giving back control

management education

Traditional management research does not fit today’s challenges and needs to find ways to give back control to learners. Management education at business schools and universities is based on the promise of developing the competencies of the next generation of managers and leaders. Thus, the substantial changes in society that we are currently witnessing have, by…

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How business education can create business citizens

business schools

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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Out of class – out of mind?

EOCCS community webinar - out of class out of mind

In an EOCCS Community webinar held on 31 May 2023, our focus was on what students get up to outside the classroom. In many conventional or traditional models of teaching the focus is on the key contact hours. What students do outside the classroom is often summarised as “private study”. Reading lists and guided reading…

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The “new normal”: How schools are embedding COVID19 digital lessons

EOCCS Community Webinar

EFMD Online Course Certification System (EOCCS) Director Keith Pond provides an overview of the recent EOCCS Community Webinar that took place in December.  “Emergency remote” teaching during the recent pandemic was seen as a problem by many but an opportunity by others. COVID-19 appeared to accelerate changes in Management Learning and Teaching that were already…

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