The Business School Broadcast - 19th January 2018

Business School Broadcast

In this week’s Business School Broadcast, Imperial College London launches a new elective to deal with decision making, CarringtonCrisp and the European Foundation for Management Development argue that one-year MBAs are more popular than the two-year course and an Oxford professor outlines his views on navigating internal business politics.

Professor at Henley Business School has been awarded honorary OBE.

Professor Rajneesh Narula, chairman of the John H Dunning Centre of International Business, has received an honorary OBE for services to business research. On the award, he said, “I am humbled to have received this award and to have been recognised for my contributions to the business world.” His career has focussed on multinational firms, and he acts as an advisor to bodies including the European Commission and the United Nations’ Industrial Development Organisation and Conference on Trade and Development.

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Imperial launches MBA elective on the importance of strategy

A new elective offered by Imperial College London will help future entrepreneurs make the difficult decisions needed in modern business life. The elective - Strategy in Volatile and Uncertain Environments - will help students to make decisions in an increasingly unpredictable sector - whether this be because of developments in technology, product launches, increased competition or the globalized world.

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One-year MBAs now the most popular?

According to the latest “Tomorrow's MBA” study, carried out by CarringtonCrisp and the European Foundation for Management Development, one-year MBAs are now more popular than the more traditional two-year course. Of the survey’s respondents, 27% stated that they would prefer the single-year MBA whereas only 25% chose the two-year course.

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Saltire Fellowship Program to be delivered by Strathclyde Business School

For the first time, Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Saltire Fellowship Program will be delivered in Scotland, at the Strathclyde Business School. The program, which is designed to immerse participants in business thinking, entrepreneurship and leadership skills, is run in partnership with Babson College in Boston. The organization announced that Strathclyde will deliver the Scotland-based part of the program, with the Boston college continuing to deliver the US element.

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‘Enterprise leaders’ key to avoiding conflict, says Oxford Professor

Jonathan Trevor, Associate Professor of Management Practice at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, has suggested that companies which are struggling with strategic alignment should adopt a practice he calls “enterprise leadership”. He argues that heads of department can become so fixated on their own division, that their alignment with other departments suffers. To solve this, companies should create a post focussing on improving interdepartmental relations.

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Cambridge Judge Business School hails new £32m facility

Cambridge Judge Business School has opened a new £32 million development, the Simon Sainsbury Centre. The 5,000 square meter building comprises lecture, meeting and dining space. Professor Christoph Loch, the dean of the school, said: “The Simon Sainsbury Centre will transform Cambridge Judge Business School, providing a physical space that fosters collaboration among students, executives, corporate partners, alumni and others.” The space includes two lecture theatres, faculty offices and dining facilities.

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Wake Forest's School of Business offers new online program

The Wake Forest University School of Business is expanding one of its business masters programs to include an online element. The school’s online Masters of Science in Business Analytics will be the first online degree from the school, with the first program beginning in May of this year. The new program has been developed especially for working professionals who are unable to take time off to pursue a qualification in person.

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Amelia Hopkins
Written by Amelia Hopkins

Amelia Hopkins is a writer for TopMBA, covering the latest news in business and business education. A graduate of the University of Leeds and Yorkshire native, she enjoys reading, travelling and talking incessantly about the countryside.

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