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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Our shared future in the wake of a global pandemic: impact on economic, social and environmental divides

The COVID-19 pandemic will have a broad and long-lasting impact on our economies, health care systems, social systems, the environment and business operations. While the virus has demonstrated our global inter-connectedness, existing divides are becoming starker and isolationism is growing. The future is uncertain, which itself creates new levels of anxiety and mental health challenges.…

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Check your privilege to keep your privilege in check

Smaranda Boroş, Professor of Cross-Cultural Management, at Vlerick Business School, Belgium, reflects on the current situation. I am an absolute loner. I admit that most of the time I am enjoying this reclusive period in my life. But as more and more time passes in solitary confinement, I understand better and better why prison is…

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