Business schools weigh risks and rewards of executive education

Dangerous derivatives are among the John Board’s investigation interests, and the dean of Henley Small business College weighs chance pretty meticulously when deciding how substantially of its programme portfolio need to be govt schooling.

“Executive schooling is pretty dependent on the financial cycle. When a economic downturn is coming, the very first thing large firms lower [is instruction],” he says. “Equally, as the economy recovers, govt schooling revenue rises. But that tends to make it a seriously unsafe industry to be in.”

Prof Wide, who is celebrating ten years as dean, is not fearful to rebalance the school’s offering and

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FT executive education rankings 2020: the top business schools

IMD in Switzerland and Iese in Spain have topped the FT’s twin rankings of executive education vendors, as business enterprise universities seek out to restructure even though bracing for a sharp decline in demand from customers in the wake of coronavirus.

IMD is prime of the 2020 open up-enrolment programme rating and Iese heads the rating of customised programmes.

The lockdown is not only affecting revenues. It is also forcing business enterprise universities to rethink what classes they offer, the way they educate management expertise, and how to harmony limited-time period on-line training for the duration of lockdowns with longstanding

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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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Business schools grapple with a high turnover of deans

Gordon B. Johnson

“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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