Responsible Doctoral Programmes for a Responsible Future

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Last year at about the same time we wrote a blog about the exciting programme and high-profile speakers for the EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference 2020 on the topic of Responsible Doctoral Programmes for a Responsible Future. Unfortunately, the global Covid-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of the conference and we were unable to facilitate discussions…

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Career Professionals Development Institute: Lessons learned and implemented

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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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Come together, share and (re)-connect!

Many of us cannot wait for the moment when we come together again and interact with those many friends and colleagues that we have met over the years at different EFMD activities. The warmth and joy of connecting with people is what many of our conference participants see as the number one reason why they come…

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Through the looking glass of accreditation strategy

In the first episode of the Quality Assurance Academy presents the HOW TO webinars, Julie Perrin-Halot, Associate Dean/Director Quality, Strategy & International, Grenoble Ecole de Management, dived deep into accreditation strategy. Using questions from the audience throughout the webinar, Julie painted a comprehensive picture of accreditation strategy: Why do you think it is strategic for a higher…

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COVID-19: updates & actions

Updated on 12 August 2020 The coronavirus is having a significant impact on individuals, which is equally affecting the operations of business education and corporate institutions across our network. Given the WHO announcement declaring the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic, we are taking appropriate actions to ensure a safe environment for our members, associates, volunteers,…

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Responsible Doctoral Programmes for a Responsible Future

Nowadays, we come across the term “responsible” almost on a daily basis – this might be in relation to the European Commission’s Responsible Research and Innovation approach, the international network on Responsible Research in Business and Management or in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. But what does responsible mean for doctoral education?…

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Transforming the Practice of Learning and Leveraging Partnerships

Reflections on the 2019 EFMD Executive Education Conference by the conference Chair, Africa Ariño, Professor of Strategic Management, IESE Business School. The current landscape of business education calls for a transformation in the practice of learning. No single institution can undertake such a transformation on its own. To achieve it, leveraging partnerships is of the essence.…

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Creating, Measuring and Building Quality

A look back at the 2019 Bachelor Programmes Conference by the conference chair, Ronan Gruenbaum, Dean, London Undergraduate Campus, Hult International Business School. The 2019 EFMD Bachelor Programmes Conference is focused on the particular challenges undergraduate business degrees face, with students undertaking three or four-year programmes and often coming with very different perspectives and expectations compared to…

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The 2019 EFMD Annual Conference

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by Simon Mercado, Dean of ESCP Europe Business School London EFMD Annual conferences have a tradition of breadth and depth. The 2019 programme hosted at the spectacular Nova Business School in Carcavelos, Portugal, has continued this tradition under the interrelated themes of Trust, Partnerships and Impact. Trust The theme of trust has been prominent in…

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