European business schools are riding high as students are queuing up for courses. Furthermore, even better times may be on the way.
IEDC Bled has long used musicians, painters and actors as guest lecturers, but from 2005 the school has formally integrated such input into its executive teaching.
It is 8.15 on Monday morning but already the EasyJet headquarters at Hangar 89 Luton airport is bustling as some of the company’s 6,000-strong workforce start the week.
From Bordeaux to Champagne to Burgundy, each of France’s world-famous wine regions has a business school specialising in some aspect of the industry.
Stephen Charters has arguably the best job in academia. He is the professor of Champagne management at Reims Management School in the heart of France’s Champagne region.
MBA degrees are academically demanding, time-consuming, expensive and intensely competitive. Students, in turn, expect high standards in service and care.
Nick Oliver has been head of the University of Edinburgh Management School for close to a year. Before he arrived to do his new job in the Scottish capital, he spent 14 years at Cambridge university’s Judge Business School.
As this year marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Maria Callas, it seemed appropriate to reflect on the impact the great singer has had on both my personal and professional life and how I believe we may draw a parallel between music and management.
Asia is planted firmly on the agendas of Europe’s business schools – as the subject of case studies and other course content, a destination for faculty research, the wellspring of partnerships and alliances and the location for programmes or even for a campus.
The American University in Beirut, now named the Suliman Olayan School of Business, is, despite its turbulent home base, is determined to remain pre-eminent and rival even such august international institutions as Harvard, Wharton and Insead.