June 15, 2014 11:45 pm

The Academic Week Ahead

Monday – June 16

Become an executive

Hult International Business School is running an online webinar on its executive MBA. During the webinar, Hult deans Amanda Nimon Peters and Nawtej Dosanjh, will outline the benefits of the school’s programme in London, Dubai and Shanghai. Hult students and alumni will also be online to answer questions and describe their own experiences.

Join a corporate breakfast

Marketing specialist Damien Edmonds will explain change management at the Australian Institute of Management over breakfast. With many Australian workplaces restructuring and rebranding he believes leaders with effective communication skills are needed.

Tuesday – June 17

Meet high-growth companies

The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium is taking place at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business’ Zell Lurie Institute. Attendees include investors, executives of companies seeking $1m-20 million in funding and related stakeholders. There will also be a University Pitch Track featuring emerging start-ups.

Study in the US

MIT Sloan School of Management is hosting an online chat for those interested in studying for an MBA. A committee will answer questions about the admissions process, the programme and student life from 9.00am – 10.00am ET.

Wednesday – June 18

Send some tweets

Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, is joining Rupert Younger, director of the Oxford Centre for Corporate Reputation in conversation. The event will mark the launch Mr Stone’s book: Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of a Creative Mind.

Prepare for complexity

The Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania is hosting its annual conference on leadership. Speakers will draw on their experience to highlight the traits needed to meet predictable and unpredictable business and organisational challenges. They include Ajay Banga, chief executive of MasterCard and General Mark Welsh, chief of staff at the US Air Force.

Apply to business school

FT Business Education is hosting a live Q&A for readers interested in applying for an MBA. Guest experts on the panel include Chioma Isiadinso, chief executive of Expartus and Abhinav Charan, an MBA student at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and an FT blogger.

Thursday – June 19

Learn to sell

Singapore Management University is running a two-day workshop on sales expertise for entrepreneurs. Participants who do not have a business or a business concept presently will be provided with an abbreviated new venture business plan to use throughout the workshop.

Friday – June 20

Compare Europe & the US

The Bocconi Alumni Association is inviting its members to the US for the first time for a conference on the financial and economic dichotomy Europe-United States. Networking and discussion will take place with business leaders and academics including Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief executive and Mario Monti, an Italian economist.

Email forthcoming events to charlotte.clarke@ft.com

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