Business schools scramble as demand grows for online MBAs

Gordon B. Johnson

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?

Gordon B. Johnson

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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Coronavirus accelerates switch to online MBAs

Gordon B. Johnson

University campus shutdowns to contain coronavirus outbreaks are driving a switch to online teaching of business masters degree courses.

MIP Politecnico di Milano cancelled all face-to-face lessons this week after it was forced to halt teaching on its campus due to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy. But both faculty and students were able to carry on as normal, however, by switching face-to-face classes to the school’s online learning platform.

It was a similar story at nearby Bocconi University, where within 24 hours of an announcement that all campus lessons would be suspended, students could log in to watch lectures

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Teaching sustainability: how MBAs are combining mainstream with green-stream

Gordon B. Johnson

Meir Wachs realized right before he applied to Oxford university’s Saïd Enterprise University that he would likely start a company after completing the MBA programme. “I started my initially firm when I was twenty,” suggests the 32-year-previous American. “One of my plans going into Saïd was to come across yet another opportunity.”

What Mr Wachs did not anticipate was that his new enterprise would be a social business. Routemasters, the firm he co-founded with a classmate, makes use of anonymised facts from cell cellular phone alerts to support municipalities in establishing countries boost their public transport units.

For that he

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Book review: Making Global MBAs

Gordon B. Johnson

When a team of US enterprise school students went on a two-week check out to Mexico Metropolis, they imagined they have been buying useful tips on “doing enterprise in Mexico” by attending presentations with executives and consuming with neighborhood elites in seafood dining places wherever bartenders served liberal portions of rum at their tables.

In accordance to the anthropologist Andrew Orta in his book Creating World-wide MBAs, they have been acquiring “an experiential ‘executive summary’ of frontier spaces of capitalist likely, whilst also shaping and ritualising the alignment of the emergent selves of US enterprise specialists in a geography

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