The king is dead long live the king. The 2012 FT European business schools ranking, now in its ninth year, marks the end of an era. The European crown, which has belonged to HEC Paris of France for the past six years, has been seized by IE Business School of Spain. IE now tops the group of 80 European schools.
The ranking is based on the indexed scores achieved by schools this year in five rankings – those for MBAs, executive MBAs, masters in management and open and custom executive education (see Key and methodology). Indexed scores reflect a school’s standing among its European peers.
Both quality and quantity are required to reach the top. IE Business School is now included in all five rankings, having participated in the master in management ranking for the first time in 2012, reaching sixth place.
The top spot in the European schools ranking reflects IE’s strong performances across the range, notably third in the MBA ranking.
“IE Business School is outstanding for the international environment, the personal development and coaching one receives,” says Larissa Dornbach, a 2008 MBA graduate from Germany and now a senior manager...
Bad rules breed corruption. Cutting them costs nothing
SINCE 2003 the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World
Bank have been tracking the business-friendliness of government rules
around the world. Things are looking up. Nearly all regions are catching
up with the best practices seen in the richest countries.
This matters for many reasons. One is that onerous rules breed
corruption. For as many countries as it can, the IFC plots its own
measures of the regulatory burden against perceived levels of
corruption, as ranked by Transparency International, a pressure group.
As the chart shows, the more rules impede business, the more incentive
businessfolk have to bribe them away. Lighter rules mean less baksheesh. They also mean a larger formal economy and a wider tax base.
New league table aims to identify the rising stars of the global academy. John Morgan reports
The Republic of Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology has topped the first Times Higher Education ranking of the 100 best universities under the age of 50, leading a strong showing for East Asian universities.
The THE 100 Under 50 (PDF) aims to show which nations are challenging the US and the UK as higher education powerhouses - and offers insights into which institutions may be future world leaders.
New York, NY, Grand Hyatt Hotel, March 15 - 16, 2012
Thomson Reuters and the Ethisphere Institute have teamed up to host the 4th annual Global Ethics Summit. As companies continue to expand and compete in the global marketplace, they are met with constant reminders of the importance of maintaining a robust global ethics & compliance program...
...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...
It's been two years since Fortunelast published this list, which we produce in association with Aon Hewitt Consulting. Aon Hewitt, in partnership with RBL Group, started by surveying HR executives at 478 companies worldwide about their leadership development programs. Aon Hewitt then interviewed executives at 182 global finalists, drilling into their leadership strategy, succession planning, techniques for identifying high-potential junior employees, and much more. A panel of distinguished judges, including authors, academics, and journalists, then gathered to select the regional and global winners.
Bloomberg Businessweek's 2011 Executive MBA ranking is based on three separate surveys of EMBA graduates (2011, 2009, and 2007) and a poll of EMBA program directors. The graduate poll rank shown is for 2011 only.
...Emerging, a French consulting firm, surveyed employers on which schools they tended to rely on, and on what qualities made job candidates most employable.
Carried out in collaboration with Trendence, a German consulting firm, the survey included hundreds of employers from 10 countries.
Emerging boiled down the results to 150 universities that it called the Emerging/Trendence Global Employability Ranking — a list that includes the traditional top elite schools in North America as well as relative newcomers in Asia and Europe.
The study is meant to give “universities, recruiters and students the most valuable of tools: a road-tested blueprint of where it’s best to study in order to get a job,” Emerging said as it released its findings...
The most popular business school professors are good teachers, plain and simple. They’re not rock stars, CEOs or celebrity researchers. Their names may not look familiar. But they’ve earned a place in the hearts and minds of their students by bringing to life accounting, finance and management, learning their names and helping them find jobs. Their students come first and it shows.
To determine which professors at the Top 30 U.S. full-time MBA programs were most popular, Bloomberg Businessweek used surveys sent to 2010 graduates asking them to identify their two favorites. Professors were ranked in order of absolute popularity. In all, the responses of 3,732 students were used to calculate this ranking; only schools that had more than 60 student responses were counted. At least one in every five survey respondents from each of the schools listed wrote down these names chosen for our top ten list as their favorite professor—pretty amazing considering they had hundreds of faculty members to choose from. Read on after the jump for the list.
A seven-time recipient of Stern's "Professor of the Year" award, Damodaran practices open-source teaching, posting almost all his class materials on his blog. He's also one of the few business school professors to have inspired a tribute video on Youtube; the video spoofs pop star Justin Bieber's Never Say Never movie trailer. In the 89-second clip, the handiwork of a student, Damodaran proclaims "I want to be the Lady Gaga of finance." He has more than 4,000 followers on Twitter.
Ahuja ran a stoneware distribution business and designed educational board games while an undergraduate in his native India before enrolling at Ross in 1991 for his Ph.D., his MA and his MBA. He never left. The corporate strategy professor stresses the importance of integrity and generosity in his lectures - values he says were handed down from his mother and grandmother. Ahuja also oversees the school's chapter of Net Impact, a national organization dedicated to using the power of business to improve society and the environment.
Nolen has been on the faculty at his alma mater since 1980. In that time he has built up legions of fans. Former students describe him as a world-class storyteller (complete with a Texas accent) who brings his own experience as a small-business consultant to bear in lectures. Nolen's skills extend beyond the classroom: He "places more students than career services," says one former student, Q Beck.
The Europe-driven global benchmarking system U-Multirank, which allows universities to create personalised rankings using an array of indicators, was unveiled in Brussels last week. It is "a new user-driven, multi-dimensional and multi-level ranking tool in higher education and research," said its creators.
Because of these characteristics, U-Multirank differs substantially from existing rankings and meets the needs of various higher education stakeholders, said its designers Frans van Vught and Frank Ziegele in a presentation on Thursday.
América Economía on Wikipedia: ...Since 1993, the unit of analysis and studies América Economía Intelligence conducts research and rankings of the major topics of interest to senior executives and entrepreneurs from Latin America...
1. Harvard Business School 2. London Business School 3. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 4. IE Business School 5. IESE Business School
Nordic countries again top the rankings for the tenth anniversary edition of the Global Information Technology Report, created and written by INSEAD and the World Economic Forum. Singapore ranks number two, while the UAE and other Middle Eastern countries show significant improvement in technological readiness. INSEAD Professor Soumitra Dutta discusses the report's findings with Knowledge Editor-in-Chief Shellie Karabell. (Access the report click here (PDF, 435 pages); press release click here)
..."Indeed, the outlook is bright this year for business-school students
with an environmental leaning, says Rich Leimsider, director of New
York's Aspen Institute Center for Business Education"...
..."the Aspen Institute's "alternative" ranking solely examines how MBA
programs are integrating social and environmental topics into their
core classes, electives, and academic research. The institute surveyed
111 institutions, 71 in the U.S. and 40 international schools,
representing a total of 18 countries."...
This year we surveyed more than 19,000 students at 290 business schools and used the
information that they reported to us, along with school statistics provided by school administrators,
to create 11 ranking lists. None of these lists purports to rank the schools in terms of overall
quality; but by using the lists in conjunction with the Students Say profiles and the school
statistics, you will be able to identify the attributes of a business school that are important
to you—and ultimately, generate a list of the schools that can best help you achieve your personal
and professional goals. We wish you the best of luck in your business school search!
The gap between Oxford and Cambridge at the top of The Times Good University Guide is the narrowest since the league tables were first published 14 years ago.
Oxford remains at the top of the table for the sixth consecutive year. But the margin between the two academic powerhouses has closed to only five points out of a total possible score of 1,000, the closest it has been since 1993, when they tied.
Only St Andrews breaks into the “golden triangle” of Oxford, Cambridge and London this year, moving up 13 places to get into the Top Five. It overtakes Edinburgh, which ranks 13th, to become the top university in Scotland. Other institutions showing substantial rises this year include King’s College London, at No 10, Exeter, at No 17 and City University, which is up 17 places to joint 40th. Only half the Russell Group of 20 research-intensive universities feature in the Top 20, with Leeds at 30, Queen’s University Belfast at 33 and Liverpool at 34....