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The curse and virtue of ignorance

The curse and virtue of ignorance

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” This famous quotation from John Wanamaker, a US department store merchant (1838-1922), should be familiar to all students of marketing...

Thursday, 26 March, 2015, 9:49am

The paradox of minimum wages

The paradox of minimum wages

Peter Drucker wrote during the latter half of the last century that as industries and, therefore, jobs were becoming more knowledge-based, qualified workers were gaining more flexibility in deciding where and when to work, and who to work for.

Nowadays, in our society, thanks to the protection of the statutory minimum wage, not only knowledge workers but job seekers in general seem to be getting pickier in choosing where to offer their labour services...

26 Mar 2015 - 9:47am

Tips on MBA admission: school visits

Tips on MBA admission: school visits

Question: I am targeting one of the top MBA programmes in the US and will be flying in to visit the school in a few weeks. I plan to tour the campus, attend sample classes and meet some current students. What should I look out for in this visit? I am worried that if I make a bad impression with the students during this visit, it might hurt my chances of admission.

18 Feb 2015 - 12:05pm

Leveraging an MBA for career success

Leveraging an MBA for career success

So you’ve just been admitted to your dream MBA programme. Congratulations!  If you’re like most MBA students, one of your primary (if not sole) reasons for pursuing an MBA is to effect a shift in your career.

10 Feb 2015 - 11:01am

11 reasons why you didn’t get the job

11 reasons why you didn’t get the job

Having run my own business since 1999, I’ve been involved in hundreds of hiring decisions. Right now my firm is working on filling several positions in our Hong Kong office. We have come across many promising candidates in our searches, however for various reasons we never reach out to them. Others whom we contact are never hired.

5 Feb 2015 - 3:13pm

Learning the tools to shape changing face of HR

Learning the tools to shape changing face of HR

[Sponsored Article] Executives taking the MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) know the importance of adapting to change.

30 Jan 2015 - 2:56pm

MBA students put skills to use to make a difference within the social enterprise sector

MBA students put skills to use to make a difference within the social enterprise sector

[Sponsored Article] Conducting a consultancy report for a social enterprise not only allowed Baptist University (HKBU) MBA students to put theory into practice, the exercise also provided a  social enterprise with practical recommendations.

28 Jan 2015 - 11:27am

Rigorous Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) focuses on real-world applications

Director of PolyU DBA Programme Professor Wilson Tong Hin-sang (L), and its alumni Danny Po Chun-wong

[Sponsored Article] Widely recognised as one of the highest academic achievements for senior managers, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) places an emphasis on developing scholar-leaders, with a distinct focus on cross-disciplinary academic research that has real-world applications.

18 Feb 2015 - 12:26pm

FT university alliances offer senior executives ongoing postgraduate learning opportunities

FT university alliances offer senior executives ongoing postgraduate learning opportunities

Ongoing professional education in the corporate sector is seen as essential in ensuring that staff at all levels are qualified for their roles and up to speed with the latest developments. But employers are also coming to terms with some of the wider implications.

26 Jan 2015 - 2:48pm

Case study myths

Case study myths

As I’ve spoken to prospective MBA over the years, I often get questions about teaching methods, and specifically about the case method. It’s clear from these conversations that many students don’t understand the case method, what it can do and, (perhaps just as important), what it can’t do. Here then are some of my views on the major myths surrounding the case method. 

19 Jan 2015 - 4:17pm

Working holidays and an MBA

Working holidays and an MBA

Question:

Many of my friends now opt to take a “gap year” despite landing jobs with promising career paths after graduation. They tell me a working holiday is a once in a lifetime opportunity which is too good to be missed and that if I want to get into a top MBA programme in a few years, this kind of experience will set me apart from other applicants. Is that true? 

5 Jan 2015 - 5:19pm

CEIBS develops mainland executives into global leaders

CEIBS develops mainland executives into global leaders

Since it first threw its doors open in 1978, China has seen a growth unparalled in economic history. For more than 30 years, the country achieved an annual average GDP growth of 10 per cent, first becoming the world’s number one manufacturing base and preferred destination for foreign investment, then itself becoming an investor worldwide.

29 Dec 2014 - 3:17pm

Chinese University of Hong Kong – MBA students meet Warren Buffett

Chinese University of Hong Kong – MBA students meet Warren Buffett

It is natural for MBA students to have role models they hope to emulate, so it was an inspiring experience for a group from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to meet legendary investor Warren Buffett during a recent fact-finding visit to the United States.

18 Dec 2014 - 12:11pm

How to research MBA programmes

How to research MBA programmes

Question:   I really want to get an MBA but I am not sure which programme is suitable for me. Where is the best place for me to find out more about different MBA programmes around the world? I am quite open in terms of geographical locations and types of programmes.

Emma:

8 Dec 2014 - 12:09pm

Double degree offers unique opportunities

Double degree offers unique opportunities

In opting to take a dual JD (juris doctor) and MBA from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School in the late 1980s, Hamilton Tang could be reasonably sure of two things.

1 Dec 2014 - 2:15pm

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