MBA Industry Trends

MBA Industry Trends highlights the latest trends and topics in the MBA world. Watch exclusive interviews with higher education experts.

Leadership at the next level: Combining an Executive MBA with a Level 7 Apprenticeship

Leadership at the next level: Combining an Executive MBA with a Level 7 Apprenticeship

The Senior Leader Apprenticeship+ Executive MBA at Cranfield School of Management is a 28-month MBA program for managers looking to enhance their business and leadership skills and propel their careers to the next level. To better understand how the program benefits manager, we spoke to Course Director Michael Bernon about the structure of the program, the value of the Level 7 Apprenticeship, and Cranfield’s unique style of practice-based learning.
Why studying family business is crucial for doing business in Asia

Why studying family business is crucial for doing business in Asia

Marleen Dieleman is an Associate Professor at NUS Business School at the National University of Singapore. An expert in strategy and governance in Asian family business groups, Marleen teaches a course in the NUS MBA program specifically focused on family business in Asia. She told MBAGRADSCHOOLS about the rise of family firms and why studying family businesses in Asia is relevant for any student preparing to do business in the region.
Why we should see education as a platform business

Why we should see education as a platform business

How can higher education institutions take inspiration from companies like Facebook and Airbnb? We spoke to Ewa Maciejewski, Vice Director at the University of St.Gallen MBA program, to learn more about the fast pace of change in the industry today, why we should consider education as a platform business, and why students should take this into account when selecting an MBA program.
Synchronous vs. asynchronous learning

Is asynchronous learning more inclusive than on-campus learning?

The transition from in-person learning to asynchronous online learning has proven difficult - at times testing our patience - but an important light has been shone on a different style of learning; one which is not only convenient for remote living, but also champions psychological and social benefits for its participants. Mary Farmer from the University of British Columbia (UBC) explains why asynchronous learning is more inclusive than on-campus learning, addressing issues such as extrovert domination, sexism, class conflict, and racial bias.