18 Jul 2013 | Brian Amble
With the explosion in "big data" and demand for data scientists rocketing, the University of California at Berkeley has launched a new Master's degree in data science that will be delivered to students entirely on-line – but at a considerable cost.
08 Jul 2011 | Brian Amble
If you're something of a dab hand with the pithy 140-character Tweet and fancy a helping hand to study for an MBA, the University of Iowa has just the thing for you.
23 Dec 2009 | Les Worrall
In the 1990s, "managers' capitalism" replaced "owners' capitalism" as executive power and pay spiralled out of control. And as academics pandered to the demands of businesses and universities milked the MBA cash cow, academic rigour, critical thinking and intellectual diversity were all sacrificed to mammon.
04 Dec 2009 | Brian Amble
Stung by criticism that their curriculums are too narrowly focused on the gospel of shareholder value, new research suggests that business schools are rethinking what they teach.
04 Nov 2009 | Philip Whiteley
Could it be that in Ebenezer Scrooge one can identify the genesis of the MBA? After all, both share an obsession with accountancy and the belief that employee welfare matters only to the employee and is a net cost to the business.
09 Jul 2009 | Nic Paton
From small beginnings, an oath encouraging MBA graduates to behave ethically has now been taken up by students at some 25 business schools. But in later life, will their good intentions quickly be forgotten?
09 Apr 2009 | Nic Paton
Studying for an MBA may seem attractive right now, especially if your job is wobbling. But with so many managers rushing back to business school, will having an MBA really make much of a difference?
27 Feb 2009 | Nic Paton
The MBA has long cherished its reputation for helping ambitious high-flyers get on the career fast-track. But according to new research, that's only true if those high-flyers happen to be men.
17 Jan 2008 | Nic Paton
Traditional manufacturing industries are out, so are emerging markets. When it comes to deciding where to work, MBA graduates are increasingly choosy.
22 Oct 2007 | Alan Jessop
Satish is keen to study for an MBA but isn't sure what interviewers are looking for in an applicant. Durham Business School's Dr Alan Jessop has some practical advice.
16 Apr 2007 | Brian Amble
Studying for an MBA may give high-flyers the sort of strong general education they need as launch pad for their careers, but it is far from being an instant ticket into a top executive job.
30 Oct 2006 | Brian Amble
US business schools and corporations are turning to the teachings of Hindu gurus and the wisdom of Lord Krishna for guidance. But can there ever be a meeting of the minds between those with a spiritual and those with a material target?
23 Oct 2006 | Brian Amble
Controversial management Professor Henry Mintzberg has launched a broadside at his own colleagues in management education with a robust denunciation of the current obsession that business schools seem to have with teaching "leadership".
18 Sep 2006 | Brian Amble
With demand for MBA graduates rising by a quarter this year in both the US and Western European job markets, average bases salaries are approaching $100,000 with big bonuses to go with them.
21 Jun 2006 | Nic Paton
Rising healthcare costs in the U.S and elsewhere are prompting growing numbers of American companies to hire graduates with joint medical diploma and MBA qualifications.
06 Apr 2006 | Nic Paton
Business schools are increasingly offering "soft skills" training in leadership, management and communication to MBA graduates to give them something to differentiate themselves from the competing pack.
05 Apr 2006 | Nic Paton
Doing an internship alongside or after an MBA appears to be the key to landing a job offer, according to a new U.S study.
30 Mar 2006 | Nic Paton
Employers are planning to recruit significantly more people with MBAs this year, quashing fears that the popularity of the qualification has diluted its "gold standard" reputation.
10 Oct 2005 | Brian Amble
Oxford University is amalgamating all its business school programmes under the Saïd Business School brand in a bid to become a world leader in management education.
15 Sep 2005 | Brian Amble
Monks from the Jade Buddha Monastery in Shanghai are starting business school after the Antai School of Management accepted 18 of them this month for its new MBA course in temple management.