Global Focus was conceived as a way of improving communication between the EFMD and its members. But it was always regarded as something rather more sophisticated than a simple PR tool. It was seen as a forum for lively debate and information on the major current issues of management education and a way for EFMD to formulate, consolidate and share policy on the basis of its European underpinning and its increasingly global outreach and vision.
It has played a full part in the work of EFMD, publicising and reporting on meetings and conferences and providing background briefings and interviews with key speakers as well as, for example, explaining the development of policy in key areas such as accreditation.The seven years covered by these 21 issues have, of course, been among the most volatile and disruptive in the long history of management education. And their effects have yet to become totally apparent.
Global Focus has worked hard to keep up with these developments though a wide range of articles and features that particularly address the key issues facing EFMD member organisations. Many of the sector’s best-known and most effective thinkers and players have contributed articles or shared their thoughts in interviews.
The latest issue is no exception and features:
The future is out there Andrew Crisp reports on a major new study that explores the future challenges facing business schools
Preparing leaders for tomorrow’s businesses The world is changing so fundamentally that business leaders who act as if the old rules still apply will find themselves and their organisations side lined or overtaken completely. However, say Thomas Malnight and Tracey Keys, those who adapt to this new world will be well placed to make the most of the opportunities it will offer
Moving on from Rio Last year’s Rio+20 UN summit may have been something of a disappointment but there were still some significant and positive outcomes say Anthony Buono, Jean-Christophe Carteron and Matthew Gitsham
Coping with complexity Personal resilience is an increasingly necessary tool to face the stress of a complex work environment. Fiona Dent and Viki Holton describe what it is and how to attain it
Employers still in love with MBAs Management education is increasingly valued by companies worldwide, according to the 2013 Corporate Recruiters Survey. Christophe Lejeune and Michelle Sparkman Renz report
The disappearing classroom Michael Desiderio describes how new technology is knocking down the walls of the Executive MBA for business leaders
PhDs and DBAs: two sides of the same coin? Laura Maguire, Elena Revilla and Angel Diaz look at the differences (and even more the similarities) between the traditional PhD programme and the newer Doctor of Business Administration
The IMPM innovations and teaching approach The International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM) programme is 18 years old but continues to be seen as one the world’s most innovative senior management degree programmes. Leslie Breitner and Dora Koop explain how the programme has retained its freshness for so long
Walking the talk: managing a management school It is one of the oldest and most common complaints – management schools are great at giving good advice to others but themselves rarely practise the management skills they preach. But it can be done. Loick Roche and Sabine Lauria explain how
ACE project offers new opportunities The new EFMD-backed Alliance of Chinese and European business schools (ACE) offers new opportunities for mutual understanding and increased co-operation says Martine Plompen
Planting the seeds of change Lea Stadtler and Gilbert Probst describe how the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange came into being and the lessons it holds
More EQUAL than others? The European Quality Link (EQUAL) is one of the less well-known bodies in which EFMD is involved but is also one of the most innovative and long-standing. Irina Sennikova explains its role
More Business Schools, Such as Wharton and Carnegie Mellon's Tepper, Stake Claims in the San Francisco Bay Area
Business schools warn students against entering saturated markets.
But they may not be following their own advice—at least not in the San
Francisco Bay area, where a number of schools from around the country
have recently opened or expanded satellite programs...
In his recent contribution to the EFMD business magazine Global Focus,
Sir Richard Lambert, Chancellor of Warwick University, suggests four
key issues that businesses will require of their future leaders: Ability
to manage diversity; Capacity to deal with uncertainty; A proper
understanding of the role and workings of government; A developed
understanding of the role, responsibilities and purposes of business
EFMD would like to share this article with its blogactiv readers as another reflection from the community of Business Schools on the future of business education and to ask if it responds to recent socio-economic transformations. It can also be seen as a reference to the current policy evolution and discussions in relation to the roles and impact of higher education institutions...
The intensity of business school can stretch beyond the classroom. As a student in an MBA program, you may find yourself spending much more time on campus than you initially expected, thanks to time spent working on group projects, participating in extracurricular committees and activities, networking with professors, and just plain hanging out. Campus can become like your second home, so it can be important to choose a school that's nestled in the attractive arm of a fully-loaded campus. To help you make a decision about where you'll be spending the next few years, we've selected the top 50 business school campuses in the world, based on location, facilities, professors, and overall campus culture. This list includes some of the top MBA schools in USA rankings (in no particular order):
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth: Hanover, N.H.; student population: 550; The breath-taking New England landscape and quaint college town location of Tuck are just some of the benefits to attending business school at Dartmouth. Still, the atmosphere is pastoral, making campus a truly pleasant place to spend time, while you bust your butt facing down some of the most difficult academic challenges offered at a U.S. business school.
For fifty years, the UCLA Anderson Forecast has provided forecasts for the economies of California and the United States. Founded by professor Robert M. Williams in 1952, the national forecast has been recognized as one of the most accurate, and has a reputation for being unbiased – a factor that the numerous corporate and Wall Street forecasts cannot lay claim to...
...Quelch, who aspires to make CEIBS a top 10-ranked, research-focused business school, is no stranger to administration. He was dean of London Business School from 1998 to 2001 and later served as senior associate dean at Harvard Business School (HBS)...
The Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Wikipedia) wants to grow, but with consideration for quality and a sense of proportion. Bachelor degrees will not be offered but a family-friendly part-time MBA, more personable service and new scholarships. Rector Andreas Pinkwart spoke about his plans to MBA-Channel.com.
Professor Pinkwart, for five years you were Innovation Minister in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, a very important technological centre. Do you think that the economy of a country known for its research and technology should invest more in the training of its employees?
Yes absolutely, in order to remain competitive companies must do more. However, I have noticed a positive trend. HR managers are constantly confronted with the issue of recruiting and retaining good employees. More and more people show interest in investing time and money in personal development and therefore in their own careers. Increasingly employees choose their employers according to their willingness to offer attractive professional training and support. Consequently, this increases the pressure on the training provider.
Increasing willingness to pay - increasing demands: Is it not difficult for a relatively small German business school to compete against the educational offers of renowned German universities?
Dezsö J. Horváth, dean of the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada, is one of the longest serving business school deans in the world (He has been Dean at Schulich since 1988). Someone who has been one of the key figures in forging of ties between the Schulich School and the GMR Group (best known for the Delhi and Hyderabad airports) for setting up a top-ranked international B-school in Hyderabad, Horváth shares with HT his plans for the Hyderabad campus, the education that will be delivered to Indian and international students and how he hopes the Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations) Bill will get through Parliament on time...
Blair Sheppard, one of most innovative business school deans in the business, is to spearhead Duke University’s push into China by taking up a new role in fund-raising and development for Duke Kunshan University, which is being established near Shanghai. In doing so he will step down as dean of Duke’s Fuqua school of business, an appointment he has held since 2007...
In December 2010, Professor Peter Tufano, Sylvan C. Coleman Professor of Financial Management at Harvard Business School, was appointed as the next Peter Moores Dean of Oxford University’s Saїd Business School.
Before taking up his post, Tufano embarked on a number of fact-finding missions to talk to faculty, students, alumni, supporters and administrators across the Oxford University global network and find out more about the challenges the School is facing. At the same time, he spoke to CEOs, business executives, B-school deans, experts in various disciplines, and prospective students to gain an external perspective on the School and its opportunities in business education...
Top-20 Business School Aims to Extend Its Global Reach With Internet M.B.A.
The University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School is taking its brand online.
While online programs are still mostly seen as the purview of for-profit schools, like the University of Phoenix and Capella University, UNC is hoping to change that image.
The business school this Monday launched an online M.B.A. program with 19 students, dubbed MBA@UNC, that will offer the same core curriculum as its regular full-time M.B.A. program. It is the first online program of its kind from a top-20 U.S. business school.
Please join us on April 29 to celebrate a community-wide launch and Open House of the Stanford GSB's Knight Management Center. We'll have an afternoon full of food and entertainment, special guests, and a few surprises.
We are welcoming alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff from throughout Stanford, business leaders, and prospective students for this historic milestone."