June 23, 2024

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Business School Briefing: MBA webinar, supply chain, business books

Welcome to Business School Briefing. We provide you insights from Andrew Hill and Jonathan Moules, and the decide of top stories staying study in business schools. Edited by Wai Kwen Chan and Andrew Jack.

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Andrew Hill’s management obstacle

The pandemic has place a top quality on qualified professionals who know how to run a resilient provide chain, as I have written this 7 days.

A single reason to safe an professional provide chain director is that the general public will commonly blame the most significant organization in the chain, not the modest provider, if one thing goes wrong — as took place in 2013, for occasion, when Tesco experienced to withdraw burgers tainted with horsemeat. Following early missteps, the organization manufactured clear that it would not disguise guiding suppliers. 

For my management obstacle, draft in its place the worst achievable information to consumers from a chief govt caught out by a provide chain trouble. Ship your nightmare non-apologies to [email protected].

Plenty of takers for past week’s obstacle to lay out assistance to embattled McKinsey. Martin Ellis provided ten shorter solutions ranging from “flat rate for partners — no bonuses” to “target on local talent — stop seagull consulting” (fly in, drop off, fly absent).

In more looking at, I caught up with Zachary Crockett’s 2020 write-up from The Hustle that tells you extra than you at any time imagined you required to know about the economics of vending machines. “The allure of a semi-passive income has led to a spike in vending throughout the pandemic,” Crockett writes — but, as the write-up helps make clear, the energetic part of the “semi-passive” part of vending device entrepreneur can be demanding and pricey.

Jonathan Moules’ business school news

Pandemic campus lockdowns have not only forced management professors to embrace on line training – changing some sceptics in the procedure. They have also inspired various foremost educational institutions to drive ahead with strategies for electronic only programs. The newest is ESMT Berlin, which has announced a World On the net MBA programme, allowing students to research at their own pace, taking up to five several years to entire it if they wish.

British business schools have obtained a coronavirus shot in the arm thanks to the Uk govt unveiling a £220m package to enable fund management instruction training for small business owners. The drive to make improvements to leadership techniques provides an extra function to the business schools and must enable bond them extra carefully to the communities in which they are based mostly. You can study the details here.

My proposed study this 7 days is this piece in the Harvard Business Review on taking a break even when you are not able to stop employing a display. These solutions really feel extra real looking possibilities for those of us who really feel a solid pull to be on line all through the day.

Knowledge line

Gentlemen make up most of the desire for MBA spots, but there is a gradual and continuous boost in woman students in the past five several years, in accordance to knowledge from the FT’s MBA rankings, writes Leo Cremonezi.

Line chart of Average percentage of female faculty,  advisory board members and students at business schools listed in the Financial Times  MBA ranking in the past five years showing Female representation at MBA schools is slowly improving

The data shows that soon after some stagnation, there has also been a tiny boost in woman representation between schools’ faculty and advisory boards.

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Top business school reads

Italy blocks shipment of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines to Australia Intervention threatens to boost world tensions above procurement of Covid jabs

EU turns to US in scramble for Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine Transfer is part of bloc’s hard work to strengthen faltering immunisation programme

Inside the ‘Covid Triangle’: a disaster several years in the generating | Absolutely free to study
Three east London boroughs ended up presently at breaking place. Then the pandemic struck

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