Executive Education rankings 2008
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From 1992 to 2005 Prof Peiperl worked at London Business School, where he helped establish the EMBA Global programme that LBS runs with Columbia. At IMD he designed and taught numerous executive education programmes.
Prof Peiperl described his move to Cranfield as an opportunity to “make a tangible difference in the world of practice, across a variety of sectors...
The two schools head the table of the best 75 business schools in Europe.
Unlike the other rankings produced by the FT, this European edition ranks business schools rather than their programmes.
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Zeger Degraeve does not hang around. It is little more than a year since the quietly spoken Belgian left Europe for Australia to become dean of Melbourne Business School (MBS), but in that time he has certainly proven his credentials as a decision-making guru.
He has revamped the MBA and executive MBA programmes, increased the faculty of the business school by 20 per cent and resolved the long-standing governance conflict that divided the University of Melbourne and MBS....
It was when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 that Edouard Husson, then living in France, packed his bags and headed for Berlin, to study and later to teach. “I found that our leaders were not ready for these events,” says the 43-year-old Frenchman, “So I had to go and see more.”
During his 11 years in Germany his enthusiasm for all things European flourished, a passion that has led Prof Husson to his latest job. In September he was appointed dean of ESCP Europe, the business school with campuses in five of Europe’s most influential cities – Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid and Turin...
"Life in the academic lanes", October 26, 2012, By Della Bradshaw of The Financial Times
As James Ellis – or Jim as he prefers to be known – leans back in his chair in the Financial Times offices in London and explains the benefits of online learning, it is clear he is not the usual bookish business school dean. “It (online learning) will allow a student in Fargo, Dakota to talk to one in Aberdeen, Scotland,” explains the top dog at the Marshall school at the University of Southern California. What is more, he adds, he has played golf in both locations – in Aberdeen, he emphasises, in the rain.
It is easy to conjure up a picture of the 65-year old former retail executive on the golf course, but this shrewd businessman has also proved his worth as a business-school dean, a job he has held for the past six years and for which he clearly still has tremendous enthusiasm. “I can’t tell you how much fun it is,” he says.
October 23, 2012, Financial Times, by Della Bradshaw
The UK’s Ashridge business school is to validate the degrees from the Lorange Institute in Zurich, owned and run by Peter Lorange, formed president of IMD in neighbouring Lausanne. Though Ashridge has held degree-awarding powers since 2008, this is the first agreement under which it will award its diplomas to students who did not study at Ashridge.
Students who successfully complete the Lorange Institute’s Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) and Executive Master of Science in Management (MSc) will receive a dual degree, with certificates from both organisations.
While many managers think of August as the month for lying on a beach and soaking up the sun, for those considering an MBA, it is the month to dust down the CV, write application essays and sit the GMAT, the entry exam for business school.
This year, however, it’s all change as many of the world’s top schools have radically altered their application processes. Innovation is the buzzword, says Chioma Isiadinso, chief executive of Expartus, the business school admissions consultancy. “In the 15 years I’ve been in this industry I have never seen this level of change,” she says.
“Communications skills and presentation skills are going to be a lot more important than written communications in the future,” says Martin Boehm, MBA director at IE Business School in Madrid...
Della Bradshaw of the Financial Times, May 21, 2012
It’s good news for business school graduates in America and Asia as more recruiters are hiring MBAs this year and the number of graduates that individual companies are hiring is also on the increase.
According to the latest survey from the Graduate Management Admissions Council, which administers the GMAT test, 79 per cent of companies that took part in its 2012 corporate recruiter survey said that they plan to hire recent MBA graduates this year, compared with 72 per cent in 2011. The average number of new hires also looks set to increase this year from 13 to 17 on average.
On average, companies in the Asia-Pacific region and the United States expect continued growth in hiring in 2012 for all management graduates, but in Europe it is a different story. European companies project that 2012 hiring levels will be similar to those in 2011...
Apr 20 2012 Business schools are often accused of being far removed from reality. Thomas Robertson, dean of Wharton Business School, tells business education editor Della Bradshaw that esoteric research can have practical uses. (4m 54secs)
...Having spent 21 years in the private sector, at Bank of America, he is now well on the way to completing a further 20 years in education. His first port of call was Michigan State University, followed by San José State University, where he was the founding dean of the Lucas Graduate School of Business . He has now been re-appointed for a second five-year term as dean at the Brandeis International Business School, in Boston, his home city...
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“Ça n’a rien á voir,” says Bernard Ramanantsoa when I ask how his experience of an MBA at HEC in 1976 might differ from that of today’s participants. In other words, the two are worlds apart...
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Learning the law business by Della Bradshaw, November 25, 2011
...He is one of an increasing number of law students who see the real value of combining the study of the two disciplines. For, as the big law firms increasingly behave like large global businesses, and the legal framework in which international businesses operate becomes increasingly complex...
Financial Times article, by Della Bradshaw, November 14, 2011
...The university is in the final stage of approval of a “1+1” programme, which will enable students to study an Oxford specialist master's degree and an MBA in two years. It is all part of the strategy of Peter Tufano, Saïd Business School’s newly appointed dean, to enable the school to take on the big guns in the US, including Wharton andHarvard, Prof Tufano’s alma mater...
Stanford Graduate School of Business has received a $150m gift, the largest in its history, to focus on alleviating poverty in emerging markets. The Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies is to find ways of applying the kind of entrepreneurial skills made famous at Stanford, situated in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, to spur economic growth.
For Garth Saloner, the South African dean of Stanford GSB, the institute should bring two benefits. “The end goal here is poverty alleviation and capacity building for Stanford University.”
One of the most distinctive elements of the initiative is that although housed at the business school, every department at the university could be involved, including engineering, healthcare, law or public policy. The multidisciplinary approach is what distinguishes the centre from others in the US, says the dean. “I do think directionally that this (alleviating poverty in developing economies) is the sort of activity that people do not usually associate with a business school. “But issues such as sustainability, governance and water policy are areas where leadership and entrepreneurship can play a critical role, he argues.
Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches Institute to Alleviate Poverty with $150 Million Gift
STANFORD, CA—The Stanford Graduate School of Business has established the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies with a $150 million gift from Dorothy and Robert King, MBA ’60.
An interview with Edward Snyder is unlike an interview with most other business school deans. He is quietly spoken, articulate and reflective – and there is little of the hard sell tactics adopted by many of his peers.
As one of only a handful of deans to have been the boss at three different business schools, he has a wealth of experience to draw on when he talks about the business school industry, clearly one of his favourite topics. Now in charge of the business school at Yale, he was previously at the University of Chicago’s Booth school of business, and before that at the Darden school at the University of Virginia. “I love deaning,” he confesses....
Article of Della Bradshaw, October 3, 2011
A quiet revolution looks set to take place at the University of Oxford, that most hallowed of academic institutions. And it is all to do with a man from Cambridge – Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Peter Tufano, the new dean at the Saïd school, has plans to build the reputation of the business school to match that of the university, one of the UK’s most prestigious. Few could doubt his credentials: for the past 22 years he has been a faculty member of Harvard...
Article of July 25, 2011, By Della Bradshaw and Michael Jacobs
The financial crisis, which threw the spotlight on MBA programmes and graduates, combined with the management needs of a new breed of industries, mean that business schools are now trying to recruit a different type of student to their MBA programmes. This is particularly true at top US business schools Harvard, Wharton and Stanford. Where these schools lead, others follow...
Article of the Financial Times, Della Bradshaw, July 25, 201
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...
Article of the Financial Times, by Della Bradshaw, July 21, 2011.
The Kellogg school at Northwestern University is to establish a network of hubs on three continents, says Sally Blount, who has been dean at the school for just a year. As well as Chicago, the school is expected to set up two more centres, one of which will be in Asia.
“To be a global player you have to have more than one home,” says Prof Blount...
Article by Della Bradshaw of the the Financial Times, July 11, 2011
Becoming dean of the University of Chicago’s Booth school of business should prove to have both advantages and drawbacks for Sunil Kumar. To begin with, as he rightly says: “I inherited a school in excellent shape.” That is the good news.
But for the former senior professor at Stanford who took up the dean’s job at Chicago on January 1, taking over such a well-run school will inevitably make it hard for him to stamp his mark...
...But the development that has taken most business schools by surprise is the strength with which banks and financial service firms have returned to the hiring trough...
David Begg has never been one to blow his organisation’s trumpet. But now, with eight years as the principal of London’s Imperial College Business School under his belt, the 60-year old Glaswegian has something to shout about...
It is the proud boast of Abu Dhabi University, in the United Arab Emirates, that it hosts two Starbucks coffee shops on its campus in Khalifa City. It is not heavy sales that necessitate the duplication, rather that there is one café for male undergraduates, a second for female.
Gender segregation in education is just one of the distinctions in a region that has proved to be a magnet for western universities, business schools and training companies over the past decade. So much so, that from a real lack of management education a few years ago, the difficulty these days is determining quality courses among the quantity...
Article of the Financial Times, Meet the Deans, January 26, 2010.
Nitin Nohria has just moved house. He is the first dean of Harvard Business School to live in the dean’s house on campus since Lawrence Fouraker was dean of the school in the 1970s.
“It was the only decision I made that my predecessors recommended against,” he smiles...
1. Harvard Business School (U.S.A.)
2. University of Virginia: Darden (U.S.A.)
3. IMD (Switzerland) and 3. Stanford University GSB (U.S.A.)
5. IE Business School (Spain)
6. Center for Creative Leadership (U.S.A. / Belgium / Singapore)
7. Iese Business School (Spain)
8. Columbia Business School (U.S.A.)
9. UCLA: Anderson (U.S.A.)
10. University of Western Ontario: Ivey (Canada / China)
Opening paragraphs of an article of Financial Times, by Della Bradshaw, October 29, 2007.
Companies that employ former professors at executive level perform better than their corporate peers, according to the latest research from two professors at DePaul University, in Chicago. The research flies in the face of the growing perception that business school professors live in ivory towers and have very little connection with the practice of business.
The research, by professors Bin Jiang and Patrick Murphy, investigated the success of some 215 companies which employed business academics, all with doctoral degrees, as executive managers. These companies did significantly better than nearly identical companies with no former academics in their top ranks...
Opening paragraph from article of Della Bradshaw of the Financial Times, July 31 2007.
Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University has appointed Wharton professor Jitendra Singh as dean of its business school. Prof Singh, 53, a professor of management, was a former vice-dean at the Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania and a faculty member there for 20 years.
With a PhD from Stanford University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, Prof Singh has extensive links in India and China with both the business and academic communities. He has advised and served on the boards of several corporations, from well established companies such as Infosys Technologies in India, where he was a board member, to Silicon Valley start-up companies....
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In the second extract, the discussion turned to the advantages and disadvantages of working in both a stand-alone and a university-based business school.
Edward Snyder, dean of the Chicago Graduate School of Business
Robert Joss, dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business
Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Graduate School of Business
Colin Mayer, dean of the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford
Arnoud De Meyer, director of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge
Frank Brown, dean of Insead
Jordi Canals, dean of Iese Business School
Peter Lorange, President of IMD
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The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs launched the 2007 Business Book of the Year Award. The prize - worth £30,000 to the winner - aims to identify the book that provides ”the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics”.
A shortlist of up to six titles will be announced
in September, and the winner will be revealed at a gala dinner in
London on October 25. Last year’s winner was James Kynge, author of China Shakes the World, while the inaugural award in 2005 went to Tom Friedman for The World is Flat.
Opening paragraphs of an article of The Financial Times, by Della Bradshaw, June 3 2007.
Industrial companies have traditionally favoured hiring “second-hand” MBAs – those who have cut their teeth in banking or management consultancy and want to move on. Now, this is changing.
In spite of recent concerns in the business school world that MBA degrees do not teach students skills that companies need, recruiters are increasingly giving the professional services firms a run for their money when it comes to recruiting newly minted MBAs directly from business school. These days companies such as BP, BT, Google, Pepsico, Samsung and Shell are names as familiar on the business school campus as investment banks and management consultancies.
The sea change came with the classes that graduated in 2002 and 2003...
BAUniverse Interviews with Della Bradshaw, Business Education Editor, Financial Times on the recently released Global MBA 2007 Report. MBAUniverse.com asked Ms Bradshaw on why no Indian B-school features in the Report.
MBAUniverse.com: No Indian B-School is featured in the survey. What can be the reason for this exclusion?
Della Bradshaw: We treat the MBA degree as a post experience degree, as it is in the US, Europe and China. We measure salary increases from before to after the MBA as part of our ranking.
In India the MBA is almost exclusively a pre-experience degree - attended by people who have recently completed their undergraduate program.
Therefore we cannot include them in the rankings. The exception to this would be ISB.
MU: Did ISB feature in your preliminary tabulations at all for the current round? How do you see its chances in near future?
DB: No, ISB was never asked to participate in our rankings. I can't comment on the second part of the question.
MU: IIMs have started a new post-experience programme PGPX. This was pioneered by IIM A a few years back. Would these programmes theoretically make the cut in your criteria in near future.
DB: I am unaware of this programme.
MU: China is making some progress. What is FT's view of management education in China and Singapore and rest of Asia. Only 5-6 schools from Asia Pacific region are featured in the survey...
DB: Yes, we would expect to see several more Chinese schools enter the rankings next year. At the moment most Chinese business schools see themselves as local Chinese schools. Only when they are ready to compete on the global stage will they apply to participate in the FT rankings. As I say – expect this very soon.
MU: You have commented about Chinese B-School: "Only when they are ready to compete on the global stage will they apply to participate in the FT rankings.." What do you mean by saying "Apply". Is there a formal process of application to FT Rankings. Kindly clarify.
DB: Yes, the schools have to meet minimum student numbers and programme length
This year, UNICON's Spring Conference will take place between April 24-26 at IE Business School in Madrid. The theme of the conference is "The Innovation Imperative for Executive Education" and speakers include: Jean François Rischard, author of the bestselling book "High Noon: 20 Global Problems and 20 Years to Solve Them"; Della Bradshaw, Managing Editor of Business Education at the Financial Times; Jeanette Purcell, CEO of the Association of MBAs; Santiago Iniguez, Dean of IE Business School; and the StarChef Jose Andres.
Over 100 representatives of leading business schools at the conference will discuss the challenges posed by innovation to executive education managers in an increasingly global environment. Can executive education consultants learn about innovation from different disciplines, such as high cuisine? How can business schools become more innovative, even disruptive, in the new European management education scenario after the Bologna Process?
UNICON is the international university consortium for executive education, an organisation of over 70 leading business schools with a commitment to management, executive education and development.
Via Financial Times. Della Bradshaw, March 27, 2007
IMD president Peter Lorange, who is to retire in 2007, has received the International Academy of Management’s (IAM) award for his contribution to teaching and research. Previous recipients of the award - the business school’s answer to the lifetime achievement award at the Oscars - include Harvard’s Michael Porter and Kim Clark - Prof Clark was the former dean at Harvard.
The IAM has given just seven awards in the past nine years, to both academics and business people. The last recipient of the award, in 2005, was Carlos Ghosn, president and chief executive of Nissan and Renault.
In presenting the award Jan Oosterveld, IAM Chancellor said: ”It is very unusual to find someone like Peter who excels in so many fields. Not only is he an excellent business school President (just look at what he has achieved at IMD!), but he combines this with being a skilled entrepreneur, writer and academic.”
Excerpt from article of Financial Times "Stepping stones to top careers" , March 4, 2007
...What is clear is that there is no simple answer as to why women are increasingly turning to MBAs, even if the increase is still only a trickle rather than a deluge. Students’ previous educational experiences, social pressures and attitudes of employers all play their part...
...What most schools do agree on, though, is that recruiters are increasingly interested in recruiting women graduates. “The holy grail is a woman with an MBA,” says a recruiter for one City of London bank...
...That said, there is still a substantial salary gap between earnings for male and female alumni. A survey conducted by the Financial Times in the autumn of 2006 of those who graduated in 2003 showed that men earned higher salaries in every sector. In finance and banking and in consulting, for example, men earned an average of $130,000. Women, by comparison, earned an average of $117,000 in finance and banking and $119,000 in consulting.*
The most constantly cited reason for the lack of women on MBAs is that the programme requires participants to have several years’ work experience and this puts them in their late 20s when they apply, when they are likely to have strong personal demands, such as starting a family...
Excerpt from article of Della Bradshaw of Financial Times, February 18, 2007
When the business school industry discusses the exciting topics of the moment, developments in Asia – particularly China and India – are top of the list. Few pundits are focusing on Africa, but they would be unwise to overlook it.
“Economically we are the lost continent,” says Juan Elegido, dean of the Lagos Business School in Nigeria. But he and others like him are planning to change that. Like many of his peers in African business schools he sees it as part of his mission to bring economic stability and growth to the country he represents...