September 8, 2013 11:31 pm

The Academic Week Ahead: Sept 9 – 15

Monday – September 9

Prepare to join a board

Harvey Nash and the University of Hong Kong are now accepting applications for the second intake of their women directorship programme. The programme is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate they are ready for the responsibilities of the boardroom as a director or non-executive director. The programme will run over six days in February and March 2014.

Find out about diversity in the US

The Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania is hosting an open house for MBA candidates at its San Francisco campus with Columbia Business School, Harvard, Stanford and the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. The session will address the specific interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Additionally, the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, MIT Sloan School of Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business will join the open house for a school fair.

Tuesday – September 10

Find out about an MBA in the US

The University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management is hosting a free corporate reception on its campus for candidates interested in studying for an MBA.

Alumni event: London

The BBGV Hanoi is hosting a networking drinks night with City University Cass Business School. Discussion topics will include the Cass Emerging Markets Trip, which BBGV Hanoi and British University Vietnam support Cass in organising every year for their executive MBA students.

Wednesday – September 11

Become a frugal innovator

IMD Business School is hosting a conference on frugal innovations in Tokyo, encouraging multinational companies in developed economies to look to emerging economies for ways to do more for less while serving broader markets. The event will examine a wide range of frugal innovations and analyse the key building blocks. It will also take place on Thursday 12th September in Singapore.

Find out about an MBA in South Africa

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business is holding an open day in Cape Town to enable potential students to get a feel for what it would be like to study at the school.

Thursday – September 12

Join a global celebration

Insead is hosting its first global event, celebrating the presence of the business school across the continents. Alumni will be invited to share their favourite memories along with teaching faculty and existing students in the school’s three campuses in Paris, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, which will be recorded through a dedicated webpage.

Invest in education

BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group is holding its 13th annual Back to School Investor Education Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The conference will showcase leading companies in the for-profit education industry.

Alumni event: New York

Graduates of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business are meeting for their third annual hedge fund panel.

Friday – September 13

Learn more about Brazil

Stanford is hosting a conference to discuss technology, investments and entrepreneurship in Brazil. Government representatives and private sector leaders will lead the discussion, focusing on the Bric countries’ role in the global economy.

Become an expert in business creativity and marketing

Rotman School of Management, Canada invites Alan Iny, senior specialist for creativity and scenarios at The Boston Consulting Group, to give a presentation titled Thinking in New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity, based on his new book. Following this talk, Brian Sheehan, associate professor of advertising at Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, will speak about how the world’s top marketeers make emotional connections to win in the marketplace.

Email forthcoming events to charlotte.clarke@ft.com

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