New GMAC report sheds light on emerging themes in changing graduate management education

GMAC report

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) have released an industry report on “The Future of Graduate Management Education” from the perspective of European business school deans.  The one-of-a-kind report aims to make sense of the shifting graduate management education (GME) landscape and forecasts what the future holds for GME through interviewing 20 deans from a select group of European business school thought leaders. The resulting conversations contain rich insights for business school professionals as they cultivate the next generation of impactful business leaders. ‘In a volatile world…

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Are virtual campuses the future of business education?

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As advances in technology continue to impact our lives, Associate Director Stephanie Mullins and colleague Luke Kerin at specialist business education PR consultancy BlueSky Education explore three examples of how business schools have embraced technology when it comes to their campuses. The way people live their lives has changed drastically. Even without the impact of COVID-19, people were shifting towards technology…

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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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Should hybrid programmes now deliver more?

Hybrid Programmes - the future of executive education

I can guarantee anyone reading this will have read at least two other articles about the accelerated change of offline to online education, blended to hybrid programmes – but see if this has something a little different to offer. The past 12 months have presented a strategic earthquake for executive education providers. The COVID-19 pandemic…

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Business education takeaways from 2020

What has 2020 taught us? Associate Director Stephanie Mullins and colleague Jonny Stone at specialist business education PR consultancy BlueSky Education discuss. As the year comes to a close, it would be appropriate to say that 2020 has been challenging to say least. For many, this year will forever be remembered for one thing – COVID-19. The pandemic…

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The future of business education? Investing in digital and a new breed of academic, says Lancaster University Management School Dean Angus Laing

Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education, spoke with Angus Laing, Dean of Lancaster University Management School, about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the institution and the wider industry for an upcoming podcast. “We know how conservative academic colleagues can be,” says Laing – who has led the school since…

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What power has the pandemic had? Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics Dean speaks about the impact

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Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education, spoke with Hanna-Leena Pesonen, Dean of the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics in Finland, about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the institution and the wider industry for an upcoming podcast. “You could say everything has changed,” said Pesonen, who has been…

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The Growth Drivers of Master’s Level Business and Management Degrees in Europe

Graduates with a master's degree in business field in Europe

2019 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Bologna Declaration, which has been transformative in increasing compatibility and comparability of the systems of higher education in Europe and accelerating the mobility of learners. As the Bologna process was unfolding and streamlining various structural and qualitative dimensions, the master’s degree was also growing in its popularity. For example,…

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