The Business School Broadcast - 27th October 2017 |

The Business School Broadcast - 27th October 2017

By Phil Cottrell

Updated October 27, 2017 Updated October 27, 2017

In this week’s Business Broadcast we take a look at the news that the University of Wisconsin School of Business has dropped its plan to close its full-time MBA program, another substantial financial gift for a business school and how natural light is helping students to perform better in Frankfurt, and even find out how MBAs are saving lives!

UW business school drops plan to close full-time MBA program

Less than a week after the proposal became public and two days after the business school announced the details the University of Wisconsin School of Business has backed off a proposal that could have eliminated its full-time Master of Business Administration program.


Gender-based double standards persist even in a performance driven industry

According to new research from Columbia Business School and Yale School of Management indicates that gender affects investment evaluations, even when more pertinent performance information is available. The research also identifies the conditions under which double standards contribute to unequal outcomes for women.


Couple donate $150 million to University of Illinois in its largest gift ever

The gift from Larry Gies, chief executive of Madison Industries, and his wife, Beth Gies, means the university’s business school at the Urbana-Champaign campus will now be known as the Gies College of Business. School officials confirmed the $150 million gift was the largest gift in Urbana-Champaign history.


Reports of the MBA’s demise are exaggerated

The Economist shared their opinion this week on the strength of the MBA program. The MBA is both revered and reviled – to supporters it has advanced the science of management and helped firms, and countries, to grow...


Barcelona business schools braced for fallout from Catalan crisis

The FT (subscription required) discuss why Barcelona’s two highly ranked business schools, IESE and ESADE fear that the unrest will be as damaging as Donald Trump’s election has been to US business schools. Also, take a look at our recent article on The Financial Issues of Catalan Independence.


Natural light floods this solar-powered business school in Frankfurt

Discover how students are expected to perform better at the new light-filled academic building opened this week at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Powered by solar and wind energy the business school reflects the ethos of a city that has been named the most sustainable on the planet.


Life-saving iPad doctor studies at Brunel Business School

Finally this week, find out how a Brunel Business School student saved a man collapsed on a Heathrow plane after spotting a scan on his iPad from 11 miles away.

This article was originally published in October 2017 .

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