January 26, 2014 7:12 pm

The Academic Week Ahead

Monday – Jan 27

Take a picture

As part of the annual FT Global MBA magazine and ranking 2014 publishing today, readers are being asked to submit photos of the fashion on their campus. The best photos will be published in a online slideshow. Email photos to mba@ft.com and follow the campaign on Twitter #FTMyMBA.

Tuesday – Jan 28

Alumni event: Meet an astronaut

Patrick Baudry, a former astronaut and Unesco ambassador, is speaking to Neoma Business School alumni in London on the role of leadership. Networking will also take place over cocktails.

Wednesday – Jan 29

Eat a high-impact breakfast

Leslie Budd, reader in social enterprise at The Open University Business School, is hosting a breakfast briefing on how to identify and measure the socioeconomic benefits from sport. Joining this briefing is John Cove, a director from the professional football team the MK Dons.

Talk to an expert

David Schmittlein, dean of MIT Sloan School of Management and Brian Rolfes, head of global recruiting at McKinsey & Co will be answering readers’ questions live online from 14.00-15.00 GMT on the FT MBA blog. Other experts include Caroline Diarte Edwards, a director with Fortuna Admissions and Anne Pao, MBA student at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.

Thursday – Jan 30

Join a deans conference

The annual EFMD conference for deans and directors general is taking place at the University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law in Sweden. It brings together 300 deans from 40 countries, including Hellmut Schütte from Ceibs and Jaana Sandström from Lappeenranta University of Technology School of Business. Participants can tweet from a tailored app using #EFMDdeans.

Discuss gender parity

The Forté Foundation is hosting two leadership summits for an in-depth review and discussion of the latest findings on gender parity in business. The first meeting takes place today in London, the second one is on Friday in Paris. Speakers include Liz Mellon, executive director of Duke Corporate Education and author of Inside the Leader’s Mind: Five Ways to Think Like a Leader.

Friday – Jan 31

Find business opportunities in Asia

As part of its speaker series, the Mannheim & Tongji Executive MBA is focusing on business opportunities in Asia-Pacific. Eberhard Sandschneider, research director of the German Council of Foreign Relations, is the guest speaker.

Email forthcoming events to charlotte.clarke@ft.com

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