Business Impact Online
Thought leadership for Business School professionals

Business Impact: Does CSR improve performance?
corporate social responsibility

Does CSR improve performance?

The impact of pursuing CSR investments on financial performance varies across studies, so where does the truth lie? And how do they affect the tenure of those at the helm? Jérôme Barthélemy, executive vice president and professor at ESSEC Business School, investigates

Business Impact: Paragraph: Change block type or style Change text alignment Displays more block tools Developing dynamic capabilities
business school strategy

Developing dynamic capabilities

The recently established Faculty of Economics at Hungary’s Eötvös Loránd University is moving to meet growing demand in business and economics with an emphasis on preparing students to adapt to the unpredictable

Business Impact: The challenges of international digital learning
online education

The challenges of international digital learning

From access to technology and reaching underserved communities to incorporating student feedback in course design, Arden University’s Elizabeth Ellis outlines the challenges that lie ahead for digital learning offered on a global scale

Business Impact: Transforming in turbulence

Transforming in turbulence

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management’s President, Nils Stieglitz, on preserving the School’s innovative edge and adapting to emerging trends


Download the latest Business Impact magazine

The latest Business Impact magazine is available now.
Access and download your free digital edition here.

Taking care of planet Earth: José Maillet talks about Gaïa, Audencia’s new school of ecological and social transition, and the course it offers on its Grande École programme

Going for green: Executive director of CEMS Nicole de Fontaines on the skills needed to lead in the current environmental crisis

Modern times: Today’s business climate has exposed the presiding model of management education as being limited in scope, and in need of reinvention to better serve business and society, says BGA’s Victor Hedenberg


  • The finalists of the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards 2022/23
  • Trends in student recruitment from China
  • Business school representatives discuss personalisation and other emerging trends

Download the latest Business Impact magazine today

Download previous Business Impact issues using the links below.

August-October 2022 issue

Creating cultures of change: To challenge traditional structures and content, leaders must first enable their institutions to embrace change, says London Business School’s Andy Craggs.

Student voice: Student feedback has been critical to the process of meeting learners’ evolving needs and remaining relevant, says Sherif Kamel, Dean of the School of Business at The American University in Cairo.

Partnering to support those in need: POLIMI Graduate School of Management’s Tommaso Agasisti outlines how partnerships with three Business Schools in Ukraine aim to provide continuity to students at a time of unimaginable unsettlement.

And more…


May-July 2022 issue

Business Schools’ impact on society: With dispatches from Antwerp, Vancouver, Cairo, Nagoya, Geneva and Paris, we look at how Business Schools from across BGA’s growing global network are striving to make positive contributions to society.

Business education in Hungary: How the Faculty of Economics at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest is meeting growing demand with an emphasis on preparing students to adapt.

How can Business Schools help combat inequality? Highlights from a recent AMBA & BGA roundtable on how business education can help curb a growing problem faced by global society.

And more…


February-April 2022 issue

How Business Schools can bridge the political divide?
Schools can no longer afford to ignore the intimate interrelationship between business and politics – and they must go beyond layering ESG perspectives onto standard business thinking.

How can Business Schools develop leaders that embody the change needed in the business world?
What makes the difference between those of us that simply complain and those of us that actively endeavour to make things better, for people and the planet?

What is the future of bachelor’s degrees in business?
Undergraduate expectations are evolving under the conditions imposed by Covid-19. Business Schools should see this as an opportunity to change their offerings for the better.

And more…

November 2021 issue

  • Protecting the digital wellbeing of Business School students: what could Schools do to look after the digital wellbeing of the new generation of remote and/or blended learners? Arden University’s Anthony Thompson considers potential solutions and explores how to engage students in an increasingly online environment.

  • Reaping the dividends of an increase in MBM programmes: amid the transition to blended and online learning, exclusive BGA research shows Business Schools received more applications across an increased number of MBM programmes in 2020, although regional experiences for the format did vary. 

  • Mentorpreneurship – lifecycle support for students and innovators: lifecycle mentorship that begins pre-university and continues far beyond graduation offers a golden opportunity to nurture ongoing communities of support for socially conscious entrepreneurs, says LJ Silverman, Head of LSE Generate.

August 2021 issue

  • Encouraging acceptance over assimilation: the unique perspectives brought to organisations by international students and workers may be tolerated in the first instance, but there are often expectations that newcomers assimilate to presiding norms over time. UCL School of Management’s Felix Danbold outlines why Business Schools should be ready to anticipate and address tensions.

  • Reaffirming the value of a global outlook: IBS-Moscow was quick to return to offering an in-person international module as part of its EMBA programme earlier this year. Programme Director and Associate Dean, Ashot Seferyan, explains why.

  • Leading with trust: business isn’t capitalising on the benefits trust can bring. But students must be made aware of how trust relates to power and how leaders must govern themselves to retain it.

    • BGA in conversation: climate change
    • The importance of social media literacy for Business Schools – and their leaders
    • Developing platforms for career development, for life
    • Can daydreaming actually help us become better leaders?

May 2021 issue

  • Responsible rankings: University of Bath School of Management Professor and expert in responsible business, Andrew Crane, on how rankings can effect positive change in the industry, and how to address current criticisms.

  • Changing times call for changing approaches at Business School: Nicolas Sauviat, winner of the BGA Future Leaders Case Competition 2020, calls on Business Schools to ensure cases reflect the changing world of business and help enable a generation of leaders that seek ‘meaning’ in their careers.

  • The dark side of confidence: Reining in pride is a crucial part of business education, says Rita Trehan, co-author of Too Proud to Lead.

  • Leading change and inspiring lifelong learning: Changing landscapes necessitate changing approaches to alumni relations and lifelong learning. Experts from a variety of industries offer their perspectives.

February 2021 issue

The world of management education is getting bigger, not smaller, under the ongoing restrictions of Covid-19. 

The February edition of Business Impact leads with full features of four Business Schools from four different continents: 

  • Universidad Anáhuac México (Mexico) on the ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to be international without leaving your country.  
  • NUCB Business School (Japan) on promoting the use of the case method and improve teaching quality among Business Schools in Asia. 
  • The School of Management at the University of Bradford (UK) on the importance of using online technology to widen the reach of management education.
  • University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (South Africa) on bringing greater diversity of thought to the forefront of management education

Also featured: exclusive research into MBM admissions, levels of diversity and delivery around the world. 

October 2020 issue

Could a subscription model be the radical game changer traditional Business Schools need? AMBA & BGA Chair, Bodo Schlegelmilch builds on the notion of ‘degrees for rent’ in Business Impact’s sixth edition.

In addition, there’s guest commentary and interviews on the following subjects: 

  • Business School communications in the time of Covid-19
  • Standing out from the crowd in the online education space
  • Implementation, impact and assessment of online technology in business education
  • Six ways to build a Business School’s organisational resilience
  • Top takeaways from AMBA & BGA’s inaugural online conference
  • Redefining the purpose of business in society.

August 2020 issue

How has the management education landscape been affected by Covid-19, and how are Business Schools working to move past the pandemic? Business Impact’s fifth edition canvasses Business School experts’ insights from Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The magazine also features:

  • New and original research on the structure of Business Schools, the qualifications they offer and Business School decision makers’ priorities for the remainder of 2020 and beyond 

In addition, there’s guest commentary and interviews on the following subjects: 

  • Building Business School partnerships in a global context 
  • Impact assessment systems, and their impact on reducing corruption and increasing competitiveness in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Leveraging international ecosystems
  • The role of research and areas that can be improved on to contribute more to global challenges
  • The support available to alumni to start their own businesses.

May 2020 issue

Business Impact’s fourth edition explores the concept of integrating sustainability into business education from the perspective of senior Business School professionals, and features comments from St.Gallen, MIP, Imperial College Business School, and more.

There are also interviews with leading minds in business education, on topics that include:

  • An insight into the diversity and inclusion debate from a Business School in North Africa
  • A new view of what is required to support the open-mindedness of students
  • A look at aligning faculty development with organisational objectives
  • A consideration of the importance of reflecting on market requirements to add value to all stakeholders.

February 2020 issue

This edition leads with new and original AMBA & BGA research into application and enrolment data for business master’s (MBM) programmes across the world. 

It also features interviews with BGA validated and BGA member institutions in France, Spain and the Netherlands, as well as a look at what every business leader should know about geopolitics, and how one company is working to combat the adverse effects of fast fashion. 

November 2019 issue

In this issue we explore the the navigation of change and negotiating nuances.

We hear about the merits of nurturing entrepreneurial ecosystems that go beyond university campuses and support regions as a whole, in an interview with Gerard George, Dean of Singapore Management University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business.

January 2019 issue

In this issue we explore Business School internationalisation; developing a strong faculty and research culture; strategic corporate social responsibility; the first part of BGA’s ground-breaking research into Business Schools working to close the global poverty gap; and interviews with a selection of multi-national employers on the skills and qualities they’re looking for from business graduates. 

Plus an exclusive interview with Indra Nooyi, Chairman of PepsiCo.

Translate »