Archive for MBA

The Open University launches 2010 MBA Programme

Posted in teaching with tags , on 19 January 2010 by Steve

“The leading international distance learning educator The Open University will launch its 2010 MBA programme in Ireland with a series of one hour open workshops from 26th–28th January next. The workshops in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Athlone are open to anyone interested in studying for an MBA …” (more)

[MKC Communications, 19 January]

Profitable learning

Posted in teaching with tags , on 4 December 2009 by Steve

“COMMERCIAL PROFILE; UCD: Completing an MBA has helped Howard Biggs more fully exploit the niche he has found in the healthcare market. Helix Health chief executive Howard Beggs certainly doesn’t fit the usual identikit of the successful software entrepreneur …” (more)

[Irish Times, 4 December]

Mastering the business

Posted in teaching with tags , on 15 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“One hundred years ago a university introduced a programme into its curriculum which was to have a profound impact on the way in which graduate education developed. The then newly established Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University offered the world’s first Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 15 November]

Would you invest in a business student?

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 12 October 2009 by Steve

France“An investment vehicle that tries to model future earnings is seeking to revolutionise the way students fund their MBA degrees. The ‘community education bond’, unveiled by French business school Insead in conjunction with British company Prodigy Finance, circumvents the traditional bank-based method of MBA finance by allowing alumni to invest in a fund that will be used to provide loans to students. Investors pledge money to the company, which then matches investors with prospective students and pays their tuition fees directly to Insead. Over a period of seven years, students make repayments to Prodigy, which redistributes the funds to lenders …” (more)

[Jonathan Liew, Daily Telegraph, 12 October]

Business students taking time to reflect

Posted in teaching with tags , on 31 July 2009 by Steve

Ireland“… Much has been made in the press recently of the role MBA graduates had in causing the ongoing and ever-evolving financial crisis. From the pages of the Wall Street Journal to more general publications like the New York Times, fingers have been pointed at graduates of schools such as Wharton and Harvard Business School for their part in creating the economic turmoil that is now gripping the world …” (more)

[Gareth Keane, Irish Times, 31 July]