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I’m guessing Roger Martin, outgoing Dean of the Rotman business school in Toronto isn’t a fan of Nine Inch Nails.  In the October issue of the British Airways ‘business life’ magazine, Nicholas Lovell writes about Trent Reznor, front man of rock band Nine Inch Nails, who...Read More
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On the surface, very little.  Perhaps it will provide an interesting new case study somewhere along the line for those interested in sports management.  For a few business school professors it’s an opportunity to raise the profile of their institution by offering a quote to the media...Read More
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Results from the seventh round of our annual GenerationWeb study will be published in July 2013.  One of the issues that is often raised in the report is the use of photography on school websites. Much photography seems to do little for an institution, consisting of nothing more than images of...Read More
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There are many ways to determine international recruitment targets.  Past performance, cultural and historic ties, percentage of population under 18, GDP growth and size of the ‘middle class’ are all good indicators, although just picking one in isolation may not be ideal. However,...Read More
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Whenever two or three MBA Directors or Deans are gathered together, the conversation almost inevitably includes a reference to the future of the MBA.  GMACs data on GMAT test takers shows many schools experiencing declining applications – only a majority of those offering online programme...Read More
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One of the hot topics for debate at the recent EFMD Deans and Directors conference in Istanbul was the rise of online learning and, of course, the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). It’s like a movie with the slightly sinister car in the rear view mirror, you’re not really sure if the...Read More
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Big corporate brands can always turn news to their advantage.  Large marketing departments and access to the latest technology can ensure rapid turnaround, although sometimes a simple tweet can be enough.  Some of the best examples followed the recent loss of the lights at the SuperBowl (h...Read More
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Getting international recruitment right is a priority for many business schools.  In the UK, 86% of full-time MBAs are international students.  The costs of international recruitment and the potential returns are central to the sustainability of many business schools. The Economist recent...Read More
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A data driven year in 2012

So the end of the world didn’t happen.  Someone misunderstood or misinterpreted the data when it came to understanding Mayan prophecies, but 2012 has been dominated by data. Forgive the national pride, but much of the data was about sporting triumph in the UK.  The magnificent Oly...Read More
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Worried about MBA numbers?

Many business schools have experienced a downturn in MBA applications in recent years.  In 2011 GMAC reported that more than two-thirds (67%) of two-year full-time MBA programs showed a decline in application volume in 2011 compared with 2010, continuing a trend that began in 2009.   ...Read More
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