September 29, 2013 11:50 pm

The Academic Week Ahead: 30 Sept – 6 Oct

Monday – September 30

Raise £100m

London Business School is celebrating the launch of its campaign to raise £100m by 2018. The money will be invested in the school’s new campus buildings in Old Marylebone Town Hall, faculty, scholarships, technology and the LBS fund. Sir Andrew Likierman, dean of LBS, will be in Brazil to celebrate the launch with alumni of the school. John Mullins, associate professor of management practice in marketing and entrepreneurship will share insights on ‘Who needs investors?’

Discuss the intersection of business and government

A new season of the Global Insights speaker series at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in the US begins. The first speaker is Bernt Killingstad, managing director of AIG Lincoln Europe and sponsor of the series, who will talk about how he built a real estate company in Europe just after the fall of the Berlin Wall. He will also discuss how students today should prepare for a business career that spans national boundaries.

Find out about an MBA in the US

Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business is hosting an MBA campus visit, where prospective students can meet current students, sit in on a class and participate in an admissions presentation.

Tuesday – October 1

Enter a case writing competition

The 2013 EFMD Case Writing Competition is accepting submissions on a wide range of topics, including entrepreneurship, sponsored by EMLyon Business School, African business cases sponsored by Ceibs and inclusive business models sponsored by IMD. The deadline is today.

Transform your organisation

Join Elisabeth Dostal, a management consultant and co-developer of the Biomatrix systems theory, at the University of Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business in South Africa where she will discuss transformative solutions to the biggest challenges faced in the workplace in a masterclass.

Wednesday – October 2

Increase the number of women at business school

The Forté Foundation is hosting an interactive forum at the London campus of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Women will be able to learn about the business school applications process and hear advice from MBA women in various industries and career stages about what motivated them to pursue an MBA and the successes and challenges they have faced.

Find out about women-only programmes

Simmons School of Management in the US is hosting an open day focused on their Masters in Management and MBA programmes. There will also be a maths boot camp taught by Simmons MBA accounting professor Jane Mooney.

Thursday – October 3

Learn about the largest food company in the world

Deirdre O’Donoghue, head of Nestlé in Ireland will be visiting her old campus at UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business to talk to UCD students. She will discuss her role and the company’s graduate programmes in engineering, finance, HR, manufacturing & focused improvement, marketing, quality assurance, sales, safety health & environment, and supply chain.

Celebrate a 40th anniversary

The University of Western Australia is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its MBA. Alumni are invited to submit a short profile and photos from their MBA days, which will be shared at a reunion dinner.

Be happy and healthy at work

The University of Sydney Business School is hosting a conference titled Happiness, Health and Wellbeing @ Work, where experts will present the latest research and strategies on workplace health and wellbeing. There will also be a panel discussion, organisational case studies and an interactive session.

Find out about a masters in Asia

Hong Kong UST Business School is organising an information day on its masters programmes, including those at their partner universities in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal, and Switzerland.

Friday – October 4

Learn to be courageous

Cindy Solomon, president of Solomon Associates and published author of Creating a Culture of Courage, will be attending a breakfast meeting at Henley Business School in South Africa to help attendees understand and cultivate the skills necessary to make personal courage an active and driving force in their organisation.

Attend a book launch

Contributors to Handbook on Organisational Entrepreneurship edited by Daniel Hjorth will be present at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark to discuss their theories. The main focus will be on the interdisciplinary field where organisation studies and entrepreneurship meet.

Predict the future

Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands is hosting its annual leadership summit. Influential decision makers from multinational companies will share their views on how the corporate world can best prepare for the forthcoming shifts in business, society and politics. Keynote speakers include Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh, executive vice-president and chief corporate governance counsel at Royal Ahold and Frans van Houten, chief executive at Philips.

Email forthcoming events to charlotte.clarke@ft.com

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