Masters in Management options are growing fast. Why is this degree so popular? What do recruiters look for when hiring graduates from these programmes? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts:

- Ashok Banerjee, dean of new initiatives and external relations at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in India
- Michael Frenkel, dean and professor of macroeconomics and international economics at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany
- Robert Helsley, dean of the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia in Canada
- Della Bradshaw, FT Business Education Editor

Moderated by Charlotte Clarke

 

We would like to hear your thoughts on whether an EMBA is actually worth the thousands of dollars it usually costs. Read more

Are you struggling to study in the library? Do you want to meet economists, investment bankers, strategists and corporate financiers from the City’s largest buy and sell-side institutions? FT Alphaville, the daily news and commentary service for financial market professionals, is hosting a debut financial festival on Wednesday 2nd July 2014 and we have discount tickets for MBA students.


The festival will take place in the City of London, in a big white tent at the Honourable Artillery Company. It will feature talks from Peking University professor Michael Pettis and activist Carson Block; problems solved live by FT agony aunt Lucy Kellaway; and a pub quiz run by FT Management Editor Andrew Hill. There will also be a panel discussion titled Is this Nuts? with Bank of England executive director Andrew Haldane and the chance to network inside inflatable igloos. Read more

Are you interested in a career in finance? Confidence has grown in the financial markets but is it the best route to take? Or would an MBA be a better choice? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts.

On the panel are:

Kate Lander, head of education for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at the CFA Institute
Andrew Clare, professor of asset management at City University Cass Business School
Heidi Pickett, director of the Master of Finance programme at MIT Sloan School of Management
Mark Shackleton, professor of finance at Lancaster University Management School
Emma Boyde, FT Business Education Reporter and FT Lexicon Editor

Moderated by Charlotte Clarke  

Are you thinking of applying to study for an MBA? Are you cramming for your GMAT or GRE test? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts.

On the panel are:

Kate Smith, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Chioma Isiadinso, chief executive of Expartus
Abhinav Charan, MBA student at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School

 

What does RQFII stand for?* This was one of the questions Imperial College Business School successfully answered to win the inaugural Financial Times Business School Challenge this year.  Read more

What sort of executive courses are appropriate? And how do you measure value and return on investment? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts:

On the panel are:

Michael Malefakis, associate dean of executive education at Columbia Business School
Ruby Chen, deputy director of executive education at Ceibs
Winfried Ruigrok, dean of the Executive School at the University of St.Gallen
Brendan Noonan, senior vice-president of group learning and development at Emirates
Della Bradshaw, editor of Financial Times Business Education

 

What will 2014 hold for online learning? Will online learning make good on its promise to democratise education, providing first world learning for those in developing countries? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts.

On the panel are:

Douglas Shackelford, dean of the Kenan-Flagler school at the University of North Carolina
Mark Taylor, dean at Warwick Business School
Simon Nelson, chief executive of Future Learn
Della Bradshaw, editor of Financial Times Business Education

 

“Despite a conviction for fraud, which billionaire said he was planning to stand in the European elections?” and “Which internet company turned down Daniek Ek, the founder of Spotify, for a job?” were just two of the questions in the FT’s Business School Challenge, which launched this week. Seven European business schools participated and and the winner was…… Read more

Could an MBA help you in your career? If so, how much would it cost? And how do you choose the right programme? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts:

- David Schmittlein, dean of MIT Sloan School of Management in the US
- Brian Rolfes, head of global recruiting at McKinsey
- Caroline Diarte Edwards, a director of Fortuna Admissions
- Anne Pao, MBA graduate of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business in South Africa
- Della Bradshaw, FT Business Education Editor

Moderated by Charlotte Clarke

 

Are you considering studying at a European business school? Why are business schools in the UK, France and Germany distinctive? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts:

- Jean-Michel Blanquer, dean of Essec Business School in France
- Jörg Rocholl, dean of the European School of Management and Technology in Germany
- Francisco Veloso, dean of Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics in Portugal
- Abhinav Charan, MBA student at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School in the UK
- Della Bradshaw, FT Business Education Editor

Moderated by Charlotte Clarke

 

A live blog from FT.com 

As part of our MBA Gender Gap week, Marco Biava, our blogger from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, and Ekta Malhotra, our blogger from EMBA-Global Asia, are taking part in this live interactive blog to share their experience of studying at business school with our readers.

Find out firsthand what the gender dynamics are like in their classrooms.

Moderated by Charlotte Clarke in London.

 

As part of our MBA Gender Gap week, Christine Cheng, our blogger from Essec Business School, and John Hayden, our blogger from Hec Paris, are taking part in this live interactive blog to share their experience of studying at business school with our readers.

Find out firsthand what the gender dynamics are like in their classrooms.

Moderated by Charlotte Clarke in London.

 

As part of our MBA Gender Gap week, Ramesh Chander, our blogger from University of Oxford Saïd Business School, and Linda Groarke, our blogger from Open University Business School, are taking part in this live interactive blog to share their experience of studying at business school with our readers. Find out firsthand what the gender dynamics are like in their classrooms.

 

As part of our MBA Gender Gap week, Jennifer Soffen, our blogger from Harvard Business School is taking part in this live interactive blog to share her experience of studying at business school with our readers. Find out firsthand what the gender dynamics are like in her classroom.

 

Could an Executive MBA help you in your career? If so, how much would it cost? And how do you choose the right programme? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts.

On the panel are:

Nick Binedell, dean of the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science,
Mahendra Gupta, dean at Olin Business School at Washington University,
Steef Van de Velde, dean at Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Management,
Bernard Yeung, dean at the National University of Singapore Business School,
Della Bradshaw, editor of Financial Times Business Education

 

Earlier this month, the judges of our Global Fund for Children MBA Challenge met at the Financial Times. The challenge invited teams of students to develop recommendations for community-based organisations working with vulnerable children, that helped them focus on their long-term business sustainability plans.

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