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MBA Education

Step outside the comfort zone – managers help banish workforce inertia

Step outside the comfort zone – managers help banish workforce inertia

Business schools often promote themselves as the place to groom business leaders. Well, I think they are doing an equally good job in nourishing great managers.

Tuesday, 8 July, 2014, 11:09am

What an MBA taught a PhD: create simple strategies and explain them

Peter Yin, with a PhD and an MBA, is FedEx's vice president of marketing for the Asia-Pacific division.

Many of the key turning points in Peter Yin’s life appear to have happened by chance, rather than careful planning, but he can be more than satisfied with the way things have worked out so far.

8 Jul 2014 - 11:09am

A distinctive part of EMBA: the chance to interact with CEOs

A distinctive part of EMBA: the chance to interact with CEOs

As many people will know, EMBA students are established professionals in their fields, often in their late 30s at least. Many are also sponsored by their companies as a way to groom their potential as leaders.

8 Jul 2014 - 11:05am

Real story: how a Harvard MBA shapes one's career

Real story: how a Harvard MBA shapes one's career

It is not always possible to map out one’s future career path. Sometimes, you just have to react to changing circumstances, see where new options have opened up, and then decide which to take.

Huijin Kong, who has worked as a programme leader and counselor with the LinHart Group in Singapore for the last 18 months, did just that over 10 years ago.

8 Jul 2014 - 11:03am

Leaders must have a clear vision

Leaders must have a clear vision

I finally passed all my MBA Exams, which means literally I have completed all my mandatory and elective courses. For the six months onwards, I need to complete my dissertation to complete my MBA programme. I take pride of what I take home from my various MBA courses, inside and outside of the classroom, especially when it comes to management and leadership.

8 Jul 2014 - 11:01am

The man behind Chicago Booth Asia - and one of its MBA class

The man behind Chicago Booth Asia - and one of its MBA class

Now that Chicago Booth has done the groundwork in Hong Kong, Richard Johnson, the managing director of its EMBA Programme Asia and a student himself, shares a look behind the scenes.

Q: Can you tell us about your background?

8 Jul 2014 - 10:59am

Leaning-in Interview Series #1 Sarah Young O’Donnell

Leaning-in Interview Series #1 Sarah Young O’Donnell

I had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah Young O'Donnell, as the first in a series of women in Asia who are successful and already living out the principles outlined in Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. O'Donnell is the Chief Executive Officer of Seibu Hong Kong and Beauty Bazaar/Harvey Nichols China.

8 Jul 2014 - 10:56am

Would MOOCs pose a threat to MBA programmes?

Would MOOCs pose a threat to MBA programmes?

The long-standing model for teaching MBAs and the like has been to bring together aspiring business executives in a classroom setting. But today, the use of technology seems to integrate much into the delivery process of business education.

11 Sep 2013 - 9:05pm

Trucking a taste of Mexico into Hong Kong

Trucking a taste of Mexico into Hong Kong

While the daily routine of eating at a Los Angeles food truck always left Edwin Wu satisfied, he never expected to turn those experiences into a way to make a living.

Hong Kong-born Wu went to California aged 14, remaining there until after completing his degree in architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

8 Jul 2014 - 10:52am

Alumni events deliver benefits for all parties

Alumni events deliver benefits for all parties

Students investing in an MBA rightly expect something more than what the core curriculum promises. Along with picking up the theory, technical knowledge and soft skills which constitute the key elements of the course, they are also looking to develop their personal networks and explore new career possibilities.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:40pm

Sadness is evident as the MBA programme counts down

Sadness is evident as the MBA programme counts down

In July, my MBA classmates and I have just finished another core course. However, there is something different this time.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:35pm

What can Manchester United’s visit teach us about business?

Richard Arnold (Left), Group Managing Director of Manchester United and Owen Belman (Right), Chief Executive Officer of Greater China Aon Risk Solutions, poses for photography at Manchester United Hong Kong office in Central

Naturally football fans were in jubilant mood as they watched last week’s match between Manchester United and Kitchee at the Hong Kong Stadium. But the event also cast a shadow over Hong Kong’s international image as a world-class city and a potential hub for sports events.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:34pm

The man who took reservations online

The man who took reservations online

By the age of 14, Arrif Ziaudeen began travelling from his home in Asia, first to study, later for work. That gave him an international outlook, but little did he know that an idea he came across in the United States and subsequently developed in Singapore, would become his bread and butter.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:33pm

The best approach to an admissions interview

The best approach to an admissions interview

Forster-Thomas Inc. explains why being yourself really is the best approach to an admissions interview – no matter who your interviewer is.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:31pm

Getting good letters of recommendation

Getting good letters of recommendation

Of all the components of your application to business school, the letters of recommendation are the item that requires input from an outside source. Their importance should therefore not be underestimated, as this is the chance for the admissions committee to assess how you are viewed by others, not just how you see yourself.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:30pm