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MBA Education

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.

Tuesday, 8 July, 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

EMBA put to work in aviation finance

EMBA put to work in aviation finance

My parents are both Taiwanese, but I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, where they were in the hotel business. Most people in Asia think of the US in terms of the east or west coasts, but I grew up in “suburban Middle America” and have very fond memories of those days.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:26pm

A successful entrepreneur needs an innovative mind

A successful entrepreneur needs an innovative mind

What causes someone to quit a stable career to start his own business? Personal ambition is, of course, one reason. Another driving factor could be an adventurous mindset. Someone unprepared for risk-taking had better not get into the field of running their own business.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:17pm

Top ten tips on managing virtual teams

Top ten tips on managing virtual teams

With more and more companies operating globally, the number of people working in virtual teams (where team members are not located together) is growing. This strategy has many advantages – a cost-effective alternative to long-term expatriation, managers who can have teams with local knowledge based in different locations, close to each market´s customers.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:15pm

Think small, gain big

Think small, gain big

Spending most of his childhood in Canada, Kevin She came back to Hong Kong to work in the family business after he had completed a degree in Economics.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:12pm

New method to teach case studies dynamically

New method to teach case studies dynamically

For decades universities have utilised the case method, with several renowned universities being involved in writing and disseminating comprehensive case studies suitable for MBA programmes e.g. Harvard Business School, Stanford, IMD and London Business School, as well as other organisations such as The Times 100.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:07pm

The HBS MBA application: one essay question is enough

The HBS MBA application: one essay question is enough

Harvard Business School's decision to require only one admissions essay will terrify many applicants. But for truly exceptional candidates, standing out from the pack just got a little easier. You can’t talk your way into Harvard Business School anymore.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:03pm