November 3, 2013 11:22 pm

The Academic Week Ahead

Monday – Nov 4

Alumni event: China

Henley Business School faculty and senior staff and the University of Reading’s vice-chancellor Sir David Bell are hosting an alumni reception to celebrate the achievements of their alumni and the growth of the school and university’s presence in China.

Improve infrastructures

The Open University Business School is hosting a public debate between Evan Davis, visiting professor at the OU and Keith Clarke, former chief executive of Atkins Global. Both will examine increased investment in infrastructure to address current challenges on the British economy.

Consider part-time study

HEC Paris is inviting prospective students to find out more about their part-time MBA course. The visit will include a presentation and discussion by members of staff and lunch with current students.

Tuesday – Nov 5

Discuss ethics

City University Cass Business School and the Institute of Directors are hosting a panel discussion on the power of ethics. Questions for debate include: Do ‘ethical’ business practices pay? Can ethics be understood in a cost/benefit analysis and if so what are the limitations? Follow the debate on Twitter: #PowerofEthics

Join a women’s chat

MIT Sloan School of Management in the US is hosting an online chat for women interested in an MBA. Members of the school’s MBA admissions committee and current female students will be answering questions.

Wednesday – Nov 6

Attend a conference

The alumni committee of NYU Stern School of Business in the US is hosting its annual summit on entertainment, media and technology. Professionals, alumni and current MBA students will be discussing new developments in this industry. Join the conversation on Twitter: #sternest

Meet two philanthropists

Bob and Dottie King, who donated $150m to Stanford University in 2012, are sharing their story and path to success at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the US. Their gift has been used to create the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies.

Thursday – Nov 7

Learn about the circular economy

London Business School is hosting an information session on the Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship, an international programme for postgraduate students on creative and innovative thinking around the circular economy. The programme takes a multidisciplinary approach with input across design, engineering and business.

Friday – Nov 8

Visit a school in Switzerland

IMD Business School in Lausanne is organising a campus visit to give prospectives students a feel of the school. Visitors can watch a class in session and chat to current students.

Break some myths

The Indian School of Business is hosting its annual leadership summit for students and business leaders. This year’s theme is called Breaking the Myth and will take a closer look at global incidents such as the financial crisis and the Arab Spring which changed perceptions.

Email forthcoming events to charlotte.clarke@ft.com

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