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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.

Monday, 7 July, 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

Valuable gains from case competitions

Valuable gains from case competitions

Anyone aiming to reach the top in business needs to bring their “A game” to the office or boardroom day in, day out. It is no wonder, therefore, that universities and business schools are encouraging MBA students to enter the growing number of case competitions which now vie for attention on the international scene.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:03pm

Companies obliged to look after employee welfare

Companies obliged to look after employee welfare

The month-long container port strike earlier this year captured much public attention. Details reported in the media of the dockers’ long working hours, small pay rises over the past decade, and deplorable working conditions galvanised support for the hundreds camping out in Kwai Tsing and the smaller number who later moved their strike base to Central.

7 Jul 2014 - 4:57pm

The rise of CSR in business education

The rise of CSR in business education

In little over a decade, businesses have gone from seeing corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes and environmental stewardship as, at best, desirable add-ons to regarding them as central to strategic planning.

7 Jul 2014 - 4:57pm

Obtaining new perspectives through a flexible MBA

Obtaining new perspectives through a flexible MBA

I have been working since early last year as secretary-general for the Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC HK), the local chapter of an international not-for-profit organisation. Basically, I am in charge of operations, and our goals are to further popularise the internet and ensure it remains a free and open platform for all.

7 Jul 2014 - 4:26pm

MBA adds new dimension to police work

MBA adds new dimension to police work

Anyone meeting Sean Lin, chief inspector of information systems for the Hong Kong Police Force, will notice that he is as outgoing, approachable and humorous as he is eloquent.

7 Jul 2014 - 4:23pm

Burgeoning trend of luxury and fashion MBAs

Burgeoning trend of luxury and fashion MBAs

From top-end “bling” to expensive cars and high-end fashion, the mainland-led demand for luxury products and services in Asia has exploded over the last few years, leaving in its wake a critical shortage of talent.

7 Jul 2014 - 4:18pm

Social media success: interview with Rudi Leung

Social media success: interview with Rudi Leung

Rudi Leung worked for 12 years in creative roles in the advertising sector before starting his MBA and was definitely hoping that the programme would lead to pastures new.

7 Jul 2014 - 4:16pm

MBA ‘no longer a passport to the top’

A recent report shows that the MBA is no longer unique, and has in fact become relatively common amongst senior management.

To many who feel stuck in their career some years after graduation, getting an MBA seems a natural choice for career advancement.

But is it really necessary? The vast supply of MBA courses, from those offered online or on a part-time basis to those of a limited duration, inevitably raises questions about standards.

7 Jul 2014 - 4:10pm