What do specialised MBA programmes look like today?

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MBAs remain the flagship programme at most business schools; now, Associate Director Stephanie Mullins and colleague Kyle Grizzell at specialist business education PR consultancy BlueSky Education explore what can happen when you specialise the MBA using industry examples.  The Master’s in Business Administration – the recognisable MBA – has been the postgraduate degree most heavily associated with business schools…

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Business schools and institutional racism survey

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What we want to do – a North Atlantic survey on Institutional Racism in Business and Management Education This blog introduces an anonymous mixed-methods survey aimed at academic and professional support colleagues in the North Atlantic region. Its focus is on Institutional Racism (IR) in Business and Management Higher Education spaces, so I’m going to…

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Call for Chapters: Global Perspectives on Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education Institutions

Call for chapters: Global Perspectives on Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education Institutions

Title of the Book: Global Perspectives on Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education Institutions Publishers: IGI Global Editors : Hesham Magd, Ph.D and Siraj Kariyilaparambu Kunjumuhammed, Ph.D An exciting opportunity for experts in the field to share their insights on varied topics of interest on Quality Assurance, Audit, and Accreditation in higher education institutions.…

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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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Universities, Be Aware: Start-Ups Strip Away Your Glory

About EdTech’s potential take-over of the higher education sector In 2012, the New York Times proclaimed the year of the MOOC, stating that online courses delivered on platforms such as Coursera and Udacity would disrupt the higher education sector. Universities and business schools worldwide pointed to the fact that studying is far more than listening…

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Utilising Microsoft Teams and Zoom for virtual learning and working from home

During these unusual and uncertain times, adapting to different working environments has become a global norm. With Higher Education organisations temporarily closing their doors, we turn to technology to assist with virtual teaching and maintain vital communication with students and amongst colleagues. David Cockayne, Senior lecturer in Marketing at the University of Liverpool Management School,…

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The COVID-19 Challenge: An Update from Singapore

Richard R. Smith, Ph.D. is a Professor at Singapore Management University where he also serves as Deputy Dean for the Lee Kong Chian School of Business. While Singapore was the location of the film Crazy Rich Asians, a more current view of the city-state might be better described as Crazy Vigilant Singaporeans! The COVID-19 pandemic…

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Call for consultation: New Magna Charta Universitatum


A new Magna Charta Universitatum: MCU 2020 The Magna Charta Universitatum was first signed by 388 rectors in Bologna in September 1988. It defined fundamental principles and means of achieving them so that universities could play an effective role in society. Signing the Magna Charta committed universities to valuing autonomy and academic freedom and operating…

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