The Business School Broadcast - 26th January 2018

A weekly roundup of MBA news in The Business School Broadcast

In this week’s Business School Broadcast we find out why Fox School of Business has lost its online MBA ranking, discover why sarcasm might not be such a bad thing after all and look ahead to ESCP Europe London ‘Tech Days’ event.


Call for more sarcasm at school is no joke

According to a recent report in The Times, academics from INSEAD business school and Harvard and Columbia universities have found that sarcasm increased creativity. After recalling a sarcastic comment, participants in the study were significantly more successful in solving creative tasks, such as spotting the links between seemingly random groups of words.


Fox School of Business at Temple University loses USNWR online MBA ranking

Because of the discrepancies, U.S. News has moved Temple to the "Unranked" category in the Best Online MBA Programs rankings and removed the school from the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans rankings. Schools in the unranked category do not receive numerical ranks from U.S. News.

The Fox School of Business originally reported that all 255 new entrants, or 100 percent of the class, submitted GMAT scores. The school later informed U.S. News the count of new entrants submitting GMAT scores was actually 50 students, or 19.6 percent.


ESCP Europe London ‘Tech Days’ event to highlight the latest thinking on digital transformation and disruptive technology

ESCP Europe is to host a two day event exploring the latest developments in digital transformation and disruptive technology at its London campus.

“Tech Days: At the Crossroads between Management and Technology” will take place on 31st January and 1st February 2018 and will give attendees the opportunity to uncover crucial insights into how digitisation will impact tomorrow’s business leaders and companies.

Simon Mercado, Director of the ESCP Europe London campus says, “Our Tech Days event will feature CEOs and top executives of international companies, who will share their insights on how their own job is changing, and together we will set an agenda for companies and business schools to "future-proof" tomorrow's business leaders.”


UQ Business School earns world-class accreditation

The University of Queensland Business School has had its Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation renewed for the fourth time since becoming the first business school in Australia to gain accreditation.

Academic Dean and Head of School Professor Julie Cogin said, “This five-year accreditation reinforces our position as a world-class business school leading the charge in innovation, technology and business education.” She went on to add that, “Earning and maintaining this accreditation takes significant determination, and is testament to the fact that we are constantly striving to push boundaries, think bigger, and tackle the business challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.” 


New head for Brighton Business School

Professor Toni Hilton has been named as the new head of the University of Brighton Business School. She is currently dean of Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University and previously headed the business schools at Regent’s University London, Westminster University and Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand. She was also head of the School of Marketing at Bristol Business School where she later became a Visiting Fellow.

Speaking about her new role, Professor Hilton said: “The University of Brighton’s mission to make a positive difference to society chimes strongly with my personal values and approach. I am delighted to be joining Brighton Business School and looking forward to working with the staff and students as well as the School’s many partners.”


HKUST-FTAHK joint panel examines a new era of smart banking in Hong Kong

The HKUST Business School (Alumni Office) and the Fintech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK) co-organized their first FinTech Panel to discuss the roadmap ahead to further advance smart banking development in Hong Kong. 

Moderated by Ms Veronica Fung, FTAHK Co-chair of Financial Inclusion and Literacy and also an HKUST alumna, the panel discussed the current regulatory regime, market risks, customer experience, and talent development, among others, to build a thriving FinTech sector. The speakers provided insights into the new skills and mindsets needed, ways to drive innovation, and the role the government should play to support the industry and educate the public.

The event held on 17 January, was keen to bring members of the HKUST community closer to the industry.  It attracted an audience of over 150, comprising students and alumni from the HKUST Business School, FTAHK members and industry practitioners.


Warwick Business School new online MBA out of London launched

Warwick Business School is launching a new version of its online MBA that will be based out of its WBS London base at The Shard.

Students will now have the option of taking these weeks of networking, lectures, group work, activities and presentations at The Shard, situated next to the City, the financial heart of London that hosts the world’s major bank and financial services companies plus the Bank of England. They will also now have the option of taking a module face-to-face at The Shard.

The first intake for the Distance Learning MBA (London) will be in June with applications now open.

Written by Phil Cottrell

Phil is the editor of TopMBA.com 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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