MBA Industry Trends

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

An international consulting project, QuantCamp, and intensive career development – and that’s just the MBA orientation program!

An international consulting project, QuantCamp, and intensive career development – and that’s just the MBA orientation program!

Every MBA program is intensive, rigorous, and transformative. Enter the MBA orientation program. In the MBA orientation program at the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, MBA students are given the opportunity to build connections, strengthen their leadership and teamwork skills, and upgrade their quantitative skills. We spoke to Alex Markle, Director of the Full-Time MBA at Fordham University, to learn more about this unique MBA orientation program, called Gabelli Launch.

How an Executive MBA helped this student succeed as a woman in a male-dominated business

How an Executive MBA helped this student succeed as a woman in a male-dominated business

Maria Andreeva is the Head of Business Development and Business Excellence at Ganter Construction and Interiors. She also completed the Executive MBA program at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in 2017. She shares why she chose to take an EMBA in order to set herself apart as a woman working in the construction industry and what kind of prospective student would be the right fit for the Executive MBA program at the Frankfurt School.

The WHU’s Global Online MBA faculty shares what makes their program unique

The WHU’s Global Online MBA faculty shares what makes their program unique

The WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management’s Global Online MBA is an innovative new program that was launched in late 2020. It’s already growing fast and is regarded as one of Germany’s best MBA programs. Online MBA programs like this one provide an exciting opportunity for students to further their educational and career goals in a flexible manner. Learn about what makes WHU’s Global Online MBA program unique according to some of their impressive faculty members.

Design leadership zeroes in on the human side of business

Design leadership zeroes in on the human side of business

Chris Schilder completed an MA/MBA in Design Leadership at the John Hopkins Carey Business School and the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2017. He’s now working as a Senior Manager for Marriott International. Discover what design leadership is, what a design leadership program curriculum looks like, and why the combination of design skills and business acumen are a match made in heaven for hotel management.

Exploring the dark side of leadership: Governance & Ethics in the VU Amsterdam EMBA

Exploring the dark side of leadership: Governance & Ethics in the VU Amsterdam EMBA

Governance and ethics is a key component of any MBA program. We spoke to Marilieke Engbers, the Governance and Ethics Professor in Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s (VU) Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose program, to learn more about the meaning of governance and ethics, how to make it practical, and why she encourages students to explore the “dark side” of leadership.

The benefits of a virtual classroom

The benefits of a virtual classroom

Jaclyn Conner is the Associate Dean of the Executive MBA program at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. She spoke to MBAGRADSCHOOLS about the school’s latest innovation around online learning: the Roberto C. Goizueta Global Classrooms. She also shared some of the benefits of a virtual classroom and her thoughts on the future of online learning.

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