A new world of work means a new world for business schools

In the second of our See the Future blogs, Ian Hawkings, Senior Consultant at CarringtonCrisp, tackles trends in the world of work. A 2015 article in The Guardian listed five ways in which working life would change in the future. It mentioned the rise of AI, the flattening of workplace structures and how more companies…

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See the Future Series

A few years ago, CarringtonCrisp did some work for ALBA Graduate Business School in Athens and at the time they gave me a luggage tag, which has been on my rucksack ever since, with the words ‘Business unusual’.  At the time, this was a bold claim, but today nothing could be more true. In mid-November…

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What future for the MBA?

The 2020 Tomorrow’s MBA report from CarringtonCrisp and EFMD suggests that the MBA market will be different from the previous decade. Stories still persist about the decline of the MBA, but the demand for postgraduate and lifelong learning will only grow in coming years as people have to reskill and upskill to build their careers. The…

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Edtech in business schools and how to promote it

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The business education sector is a hub for innovation, but how can schools best share their progress? Account Director Stephanie Mullins, from specialist business education PR consultancy BlueSky Education, shares her thoughts.  Across the globe, business schools have been introducing technology into their programmes in order to meet the educational needs of students, destined for an…

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What’s next for business education?

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Making predictions about the future is never easy. Six years ago, Donald Trump was best known as a TV celebrity. At the same time, CarringtonCrisp worked with EFMD to run the See the Future project for the first time, looking at where business education might be heading. The introduction to the first ‘See the Future’…

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The Future of Work: Remote Companies

I started to work on a remote team in 2011. My boss, the project manager, just moved back to the US. Great, I thought. The first project manager quit to follow his partner to the UK. The second one moves to the other side of the world, leaving me –  a junior researcher – to…

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A new generation of leaders?

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Changing trends in business Masters The market for the Masters in Management and specialist pre-experience Masters is substantial. In the testing year of 2018, GMAC found that 34.3% of its GMAT test takers used their results to apply for a business Masters. In East and South East Asia and Western Europe it was up to…

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Employability and business school graduates

Following the results of the 2019 GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey, which polled more than 1,200 employers in 45 countries worldwide to find out hiring demands for MBA and business master’s graduates, an additional “Employability and Business School Graduates” report was released today. The report presents trends in applicant skills and preparedness in the rapidly changing labour…

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Business Schools as Pillars of Trust

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Trust is one of the key themes at the EFMD Annual Conference and it is extremely timely for the business education community to look at this. We are at a point in many parts of the world where it seems there is an increasing lack of trust, as part of rising populism and nationalism. Where…

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Three in four companies plan to hire MBAs in 2019

The results of the Corporate Recruiters Survey 2019 reflect the trends in the broader economy, including the plans of companies to grow and expand and reveal the optimistic hiring projections for specialised master’s graduates. More than 1,200 employers worldwide responded to the 2019 Corporate Recruiters Survey, ran by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) together…

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