Della Bradshaw explains why it is becoming more popular for executives to travel and gain global experience.
In September this year, full-time and executive MBA students from the Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, Ontario, embarked on a virtual walk across Canada. Collectively the teams notched up 8,000 miles.
When Hans De Gusseme enrolled in 2002 on the EMBA at Shanghai’s China Europe International Business School (Ceibs), his employer and sponsoring company had a little local difficulty that it wanted him to help solve.
Hong Kong is undoubtedly one of the world’s executive MBA hotspots. With a population of less than 7m, it boasts programmes from three of the top 25 ranked business schools in the Financial Times rankings this year.
When the Singapore government decides to act, things happen. That is particularly true of its policy to develop Singapore as one of Asia’s educational hubs.
While executive MBAs continue to go from strength to strength, company-specific EMBAs, those programmes that are made-to-measure by a school for a single company, have always languished in the shade.
Many factors have mixed to make IMD one of the world’s top business schools. But the presence and personality of Peter Lorange, its long-standing president, counts more than most.
December 31, 1999, the day the US government handed back the Panama Canal, was a day of jubilation and celebration for the Panamanian government and the 3m people who live in the tiny Central American country.
The 2006 Financial Times ranking of executive MBA programmes shows that some of the more successful and well-known providers have spotted an opportunity and have decided that joining forces is the best way of grasping it.