The Disruptive Power of Online Education: Challenges, Opportunities, Responses

It is with a great pleasure that MCI Management Center Innsbruck announces the publication of “The Disruptive Power of Online Education: Challenges, Opportunities, Responses“. The book has been published by the Emerald Publishing Limited and is available as a hardback, e-book and a paperback edition.   Description The higher education sector is being disrupted through…

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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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EFMD behind the scenes: Conversation with Anna Jírová

Anna professional development

For our 50th Anniversary, EFMD has created a new “Behind the Scenes” series so you can get to know us better. This conversation is with Anna Jírová, one of our Professional Development Services Coordinators. So first of all, Anna, I thank you very much for agreeing to do this today. It’s nice to talk to…

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Learning Transformation Insights

An online EFMD Sharing Best Practice Workshop hosted by METRO on 26 March. This online workshop was prepared and delivered in partnership with CLIP accredited Metro AG. After an overview of METRO and its House of Learning, provided by Christian Rippl, the participants from across Asia and Europe discussed the following three topical issues of…

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Preparing graduates for the essence of our industry, human interaction, and more with EHL CEO Markus Venzin

Professor Markus Venzin, EHL Group’s Chief Executive Officer

We speak with Professor Markus Venzin, EHL Group’s Chief Executive Officer, about what brought him to EHL and explore his thoughts for the future of business education intertwined with the hospitality industry. Here’s what he had to say: Please could you introduce yourself… I am Swiss-German by nationality, but after more than twenty years of…

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Playing games with other peoples’ money


As Europe, and the world, entered the first weeks of pandemic lockdown in Spring 2020, a carefully planned inter-University finance simulation project was coming to fruition. Did the emergency impact its delivery? Did the 55 students engaged suffer delay and confusion? Did the academic staff using the simulation as the core of their own assessed…

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Business school staff & faculty development: Learning & networking opportunities in the post-pandemic world

Griet Houbrechts, EFMD Director of Professional Development Services, provides an overview of the many professional development opportunities that are being offered in 2021. The disruption caused by the pandemic laid the ground for a deeper reflection about our purpose and mission, the essence of teaching and learning experience, institutional boundaries, the relevance of research, and…

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Career Professionals Development Institute: Lessons learned and implemented


By Rachel Tonner, Head of MBA Careers Provision at Imperial College Business School and a graduate of Career Professionals Development Institute 2019 My colleague and I attended the EFMD Careers Professional Development Institute in November 2019 where we experienced an extremely enjoyable, informative and motivating two days. The environment was informal, welcoming and there was…

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The Highered Career Professionals Development Institute held in Rome

Speakers inspired participants with expert insights on future-proofing talent career management strategies. On 20th November 2019, Highered EFMD Shared Career Services welcomed the inaugural cohort of the Career Professionals Development Institute (CPDI) at LUISS Business School in Rome, Italy. 30 Career Service professionals from 25 leading business schools and the European Central Bank participated in…

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