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

Joseph B. Hash

Welcome to Business School Briefing. We give you insights from Andrew Hill and Jonathan Moules, and the decide on of leading stories remaining browse in business schools. Edited by Wai Kwen Chan and Andrew Jack.


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Andrew Hill’s management problem

The pandemic has set a quality on expert managers who know how to run a resilient source chain, as I have written this 7 days.

A single explanation to safe an expert source chain director is that the community will usually blame the largest organization in the chain, not the little provider, if a thing goes wrong — as transpired in 2013, for occasion, when Tesco experienced to withdraw burgers tainted with horsemeat. Just after early missteps, the organization made apparent that it would not disguise driving suppliers. 

For my management problem, draft in its place the worst attainable information to clients from a chief government caught out by a source chain trouble. Ship your nightmare non-apologies to [email protected]

Loads of takers for past week’s problem to lay out suggestions to embattled McKinsey. Martin Ellis provided ten limited strategies ranging from “flat amount for partners — no bonuses” to “focus on community talent — stop seagull consulting” (fly in, drop off, fly away).

In further reading, I caught up with Zachary Crockett’s 2020 report from The Hustle that tells you far more than you ever considered you essential to know about the economics of vending equipment. “The allure of a semi-passive cash flow has led to a spike in vending in the course of the pandemic,” Crockett writes — but, as the report tends to make apparent, the lively part of the “semi-passive” purpose of vending machine entrepreneur can be demanding and costly.

Jonathan Moules’ business school news

Pandemic campus lockdowns have not only compelled management professors to embrace on line educating – converting some sceptics in the system. They have also inspired a number of leading faculties to force forward with ideas for electronic only programs. The most recent is ESMT Berlin, which has announced a World wide On the web MBA programme, allowing students to study at their possess tempo, taking up to 5 several years to entire it if they desire.

British business schools have obtained a coronavirus shot in the arm many thanks to the Uk governing administration unveiling a £220m package deal to help fund management schooling educating for small business owners. The force to enhance management competencies offers an added function to the business schools and need to help bond them far more carefully to the communities in which they are based. You can browse the details here.

My recommended browse this 7 days is this piece in the Harvard Business Review on taking a break even when you are unable to halt working with a display. These strategies experience far more reasonable alternatives for these of us who experience a solid pull to be on line throughout the working day.

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Adult men make up most of the desire for MBA locations, but there is a slow and steady raise in feminine students in the past 5 several years, in accordance to facts 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 just after some stagnation, there has also been a small raise in feminine illustration among schools’ faculty and advisory boards.

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Top business school reads

Italy blocks cargo of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines to Australia Intervention threatens to raise global tensions more than procurement of Covid jabs

EU turns to US in scramble for Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine Move is part of bloc’s energy to raise faltering immunisation programme

Inside of the ‘Covid Triangle’: a catastrophe several years in the building | Cost-free to browse
3 east London boroughs had been by now at breaking issue. Then the pandemic struck

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