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Issue 4 | 2023 | Volume 18

In the prime of life: Egade Business School’s wide-ranging involvement with the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education

A world of difference: How students based all over the world come together for a week of experiential learning at the University of Quebec in Montreal

The dividing line: How the views and aspirations of male and female students differ, according to the latest AMBA & BGA research

Laying the foundations: Preparing students for roles focused on environmental and social responsibility

And more…

Issue 3 | 2023 | Volume 17

Strategies for success: The AI genie is out, and educators must guide students in understanding and using it responsibly. Hult International Business School’s Professor Uma Gunasilan and career development advisor Nikhil Soi provide insights.

Learning the ropes: IÉSEG School of Management’s director of social and environmental impact, Maria Castillo, explains to BGA that improving sustainability starts with educating faculty. She outlines the school’s efforts to offer students more opportunities for involvement in this area.


In good shape: Despite the challenges of war, Ukraine’s MIM Business School perseveres in its commitment to support the local business community and develop future leaders for a better tomorrow.

And more…

Issue 2 | 2023 | Volume 16

Trust the process: Why managers must have greater awareness of how the concept of trust differs across cultures.

Perfect partners: Highlights from BGA’s capacity-building workshop in Berlin on the topic of partnerships.

Mind over matter: Can teaching students applied psychology help curb the damage caused by psychological problems at work? 

And more…

Issue 1 | 2023 | Volume 15

Changing the mindset on sustainability: Transforming business communities by shifting minds on the impact of sustainability – highlights from a recent BGA workshop.

Raising the roots of cultural difference: NEOMA Business School’s Sirio Lonati on the need to understand where cultural differences in leadership come from.

Masterful performance: New research on admissions to business master’s programmes worldwide underlines a healthy demand for the qualification.

And more…


2022 | Volume 14

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.

And more…

2022 | Volume 13

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…

2022 | Volume 12

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…

2022 | Volume 11

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…

2021 | Volume 10

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.

And more…

2021 | Volume 9

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.

And more…

2021 | Volume 8

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.

And more…

2021 | Volume 7

Fuelling global collaboration with online technology: Universidad Anáhuac México (Mexico) on the ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to be international without leaving your country.  

Increasing the reach and reputation of quality management education in Asia: NUCB Business School (Japan) on promoting the use of the case method and improve teaching quality among Business Schools in Asia. 

Connecting with communities to deliver value: The School of Management at the University of Bradford (UK) on the importance of using online technology to widen the reach of management education.

And more…

2020 | Volume 6

Are subscription models the solution for Business Schools?
AMBA & BGA Chair, Bodo Schlegelmilch builds on the notion of ‘degrees for rent’ in Business Impact’s sixth edition.

Business School communications in the time of Covid-19:
Communicating long-term plans is the biggest issue facing Business School communications professionals right now, says Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at PR Consultancy, BlueSky Education.

Standing out from the crowd in the online education space:
Casilida Guell, Dean of Barcelona-based OBS Business School tells us how specialised online institutions can continue to differentiate themselves from the growing number of Business Schools that are shifting programmes online.

And more…

2020 | Volume 5

New research from AMBA & BGA: Exploring the structure of business schools, the qualifications they offer, and business school decision makers’ priorities for the rest of 2020 and beyond in new research from AMBA & BGA.

Looking beyond Covid-19: BGA business schools discuss ways of moving management education on from initial responses to the pandemic to strategic planning for the future.

Latin America: Building Business School partnerships in a global context.

And more…

2020 | Volume 4

Integrating sustainability: Business school leaders from across Europe discuss current levels of student demand for sustainability and how the topic could be better integrated into the DNA of business education.

Opening minds: Emmanuel Métais, Dean of EDHEC, discusses innovation at his school with AMBA & BGA and shares his thoughts on instilling leadership capabilities in MBAs at a time of genuine change.

Building you faculty dream team: Invest in growing your own faculty as well as sourcing external talent to compete in a global marketplace, advises Sergio Olavarrieta, Director of the Phd in Business Administration at the Universidad de Chile.

And more…

2020 | Volume 3

Research from AMBA & BGA: Trends in application enrolment figures for MBM programmes around the world as well as insight into the role of technology and India’s high demand.

Harnessing Disruption: Lancaster University Management School Dean, Angus Laing, a speaker at the AMBA & BGA’s Global Conference 2020, on evaluating purpose to survive disruption.

Business education à la carte: Business education’s future will resemble the music industry, in which individual songs can be downloaded à la carte without paying for a pre-determined selection, says Universidad Nebrija‘s Dean Fernando Tomé Bermejo.

And more…

2019 | Volume 2

Expanding into Asia: Expanding a business internationally can be challenging, but Asia offers five major markets and many of the worlds fastest-growing economies, writes Siddharth Shankar.

Entrepreneurial ecosystems: Business schools must help create positive energy around entrepreneurship, in partnership with entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, argues Gerard George, Dean and Professor of innovation at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business in Singapore.

The vanguard of change: Imperial College Business School is committed to pushing digital in education. Its Dean, Francisco Veloso, explains why and how.

And more…

2019 | Volume 1

Mind the poverty gap: How the most progressive business schools in the world are trying to help close it.

The CEO with a social conscience: Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Former CEO of PepsiCo, speaks exclusively to BGA CEO Andrew Main Wilson about why business schools have a role in developing leaders who embrace a new kind of capitalism that works for everyone.

Research culture: Business schools face a range of challenges in developing faculty members that benefit both the staff and the school.

And more…

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