The Business School Broadcast - 13th October 2017

Business School Broadcast

In this week’s Business School Broadcast, we find out about a new entrepreneurial hub opened by Apple CEO Tim Cook, look at why paying for tuition fees with bitcoin could save you money, and introduce another new leader, this time at UQ Business School.

Schools Are Officially Accepting Bitcoin For Tuition

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland become the latest higher education establishment to accept bitcoin payments for tuition fees. It follows in the footsteps of others that have embraced the cryptocurrency in recent years including ESMT Berlin which became the first German university to accept Bitcoin in December 2016, King’s College – the first US college to do so in 2014 and The University of Nicosia in Cyprus which was the first school to adopt bitcoin back in 2013.


Oxford Foundry Officially Opened by Apple CEO Tim Cook

This week saw the official launch of the Oxford Foundry, a new entrepreneurial hub at the heart of Oxford University. Situated in a converted ice factory that was more recently a nightclub for reveling Oxford students, the facility will bring together the brightest minds and business smarts from across the 900-year-old university.


2017 Executive MBA Council Survey Results Show Graduates Are More Desirable

The 2017 EMBAC Membership Program Survey reveals more students are applying for Executive MBA (EMBA) programs to augment their skills as the workforce continues to globalize and new technologies emerge.


Warwick Business School Snaps up Last Empty Floor of The Shard

Warwick Business School (WBS) has taken the last space in London’s iconic landmark and grown its footprint in the building by 50%. Andy Lockett, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Dean of WBS said, “This expansion will allow more people to learn the latest research and thinking in business, management and leadership from one of the most highly-regarded business schools in the world."


New Leader For UQ Business School

The University of Queensland has announced the appointment of professor Julie Cogin as the new Dean and Head of School at UQ Business School. Currently Deputy Dean of The University of New South Wales Business School and Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), she will start her new position in January and said, “I’m looking forward to developing and implementing strategies to personalize and enhance the student experience, and I would like to see the UQ Business School take the lead in introducing new educational technologies.”

Written by Phil Cottrell

Phil is the editor of and has a breadth of editorial and digital marketing experience. He has worked across a variety of industries from e-commerce and commercial real estate to managing all content for a C-suite careers site aimed at UK and US professionals.

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