How remote study is changing business school life

Two months ago Sofia Skevofylaka was sitting in a lecture corridor at Imperial Faculty Business University having one of the ultimate lessons on the masters in innovation, entrepreneurship and administration diploma that she is owing to finish in July.

Within 48 hours she was on a airplane again to her loved ones in Greece immediately after the campus on Exhibition Highway in London’s museum district was closed, and every single tutorial, seminar and class was place online. She does not be expecting to return.

“People began to get afraid. I was dwelling close by in Imperial’s university student accommodation and

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Ensuring business continuity during challenging times

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Tim Buckley: Greg, one particular of the issues that we have been getting from our shoppers is what are we performing all around company continuity? What ways have we taken to make certain that irrespective of how extended the coronavirus goes on regards to how critical it gets that we can keep on to hold the operations likely? And now to our viewers out there, if you search behind me, what you’re wanting at is one particular of our trading flooring. Generally you’d see it densely populated. That does not necessarily mean that individuals aren’t operating out there when

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Business schools scramble as demand grows for online MBAs

The upcoming of the MBA is electronic. Although the range of purposes for places on campus-primarily based programs has declined globally for the earlier two a long time, need is up for most on the web MBAs.

Online MBAs outgrew all other qualified MBA programme styles in the US in 2019, according to the purposes knowledge collected every calendar year by entrance check administrator the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

“The change is from all sorts of physical study to on the web,” Sangeet Chowfla, GMAC president, states. “Online offers new possibilities for men and women who utilised to go

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Will online MBAs boost diversity in business schools?

Lizette Melendez grew up in El Paso, a single of the poorest metropolitan areas in Texas, and was the to start with in her loved ones to go to university. Now the American, who is Latina, is studying for an MBA at a top US business enterprise school.

She is not undertaking so in the standard way. Ms Melendez is section of the to start with cohort in the [email protected], launched by Houston’s Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice College in 2018 on the 2U online mastering platform.

Most of the training course is delivered digitally. Flexibility was significant

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Business schools grapple with a high turnover of deans

“I have never known anything even approaching this level of change before.” This verdict on the current “musical chairs” playing out among the deans who hold the top jobs at business schools comes from Anne Kiem, chief executive of the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

The changes are dramatic. Ms Kiem, whose organisation represents UK MBA providers, says: “In the past 12 months we have seen a third of our 120 members appoint new deans and there is a limited pool of candidates. Lots of people don’t want to move jobs and lots of faculty academics might fit the bill

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