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MBA Education

OUHK professional diploma in business management

OUHK professional diploma in business management

Executives looking to excel in a fast-changing world should consider taking the professional diploma in business management offered by the Open University of Hong Kong’s Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education.

Thursday, 3 July, 2014, 5:40pm

Taking meal times as a learning opportunity

Taking meal times as a learning opportunity

Because my role requires shift work, I am sometimes on duty overnight, and during those long but busy hours, you often find yourself thinking about your next meal.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:38pm

Impress others with the 3 Ps

Impress others with the 3 Ps

We have all been there: sitting in a meeting room, listening to the sixth or seventh presentation of the day, and feeling tired, uninterested and disengaged.

It has been said that 97 percent of work-related presentations are rated by attendees as “boring” or “sleep inducing”. How then can we ensure that our own efforts are part of the other 3 per cent?

3 Jul 2014 - 5:35pm

MBA fruitful for vegetable business

MBA fruitful for vegetable business

People commonly regard MBA students as white-collar professionals, keen to make their mark in fast-paced, cutting-edge businesses.

Few see the qualification as a requirement for selling vegetables, but according to recent reports in the local Chinese press, the owner of six vegetable stalls in Wong Tai Sin is proving the MBA is more inclusive than some might assume.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:34pm

MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice

MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice

Executive coaching is a key feature of staff development for many businesses, which see its importance in promoting both personal and professional growth.

As a result, demand for the services of trained coaches is increasingly rapidly in Hong Kong, as more organisations realise the benefits and more individuals see the opportunities for building a career in this field.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:33pm

How do you manage your time studying for an MBA?

How do you manage your time studying for an MBA?

Me: What is the MBA workload really like? I read the SCMP and various blogs, and people say it’s tough.

Lawrence: It is really tough, but I don’t want to scare you or put you off.

Me: Could you give it to me straight?

3 Jul 2014 - 5:31pm

MBA is not a magic wand

MBA is not a magic wand

When choosing to take an MBA, an important factor to consider is where you want the qualification to lead in career terms. As recruitment consultants, we meet too many candidates who seem to believe - or have been told - that an MBA will allow them to switch career paths easily and almost instantly.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:29pm

A foot in the door

Shuhei Aoki hopes his HKU MBA will help him build a network to crack the city’s financial services industry. Photo: Paul Wong

Shuhei Aoki’s dream of working in Hong Kong banking saw him quit his financial services job in Japan to take up an MBA at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). A law graduate from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, Aoki worked as an assistant in a law firm for two years before his interest shifted to finance and he spent six years in financial services.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:28pm

For global managers with a European flair

For global managers with a European flair

The MBA programme at the IESE Business School – the graduate business school of Spain’s University of Navarra – is focused on general management at the apex of business organisations.

IESE MBA admissions director Itziar de Ros says students are challenged to analyse business issues rigorously to find solutions and make crucial decisions.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:26pm

Business schools must rethink their missions

Dr Jordi Canals is dean of the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in Spain. He has published several books and dozens of papers on strategy, corporate governance and banking Photo: IESE

Are business schools still relevant in the 21st century?

Management was one the great inventions of the 20th century, and business schools are the foundations of management. Leadership, similarly, can be learned in a systematic way. There is compelling evidence of the positive effects that business schools have had on graduates, companies and societies.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:24pm

Adding sparkle

Adding sparkle

Hong Kong’s economy relies heavily on international business. To prepare local students with relevant knowledge of the global economy, the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) offers a Master of Arts in Global Business Management degree, which specialises in providing a solid grounding in global business management and multinational strategies.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:24pm

International minds need cultural insights

International minds need cultural insights

Hong Kong’s economy relies heavily on international business. To prepare local students with relevant knowledge of the global economy, the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) offers a Master of Arts in Global Business Management degree, which specialises in providing a solid grounding in global business management and multinational strategies.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:22pm

HK universities are in a league of their own

Linda Yeung is the Post’s education editor, a veteran journalist who studied in Hong Kong and abroad.

Hong Kong’s enviable position in business education was once again confirmed in the latest Financial Times global MBA rankings.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:21pm

East beats West

East beats West

With Europe in the doldrums, Martin Hermanowski chose Asia and HKU for his MBA

The Student

3 Jul 2014 - 5:20pm

‘Manchester Method’ for corporate titans

Manchester Business School (MBS) Global MBA student Lisa O’Connor likes the programme’s flexibility and active alumni network.  Photo: KY Cheng

The part-time Global MBA programme offered by the Manchester Business School (MBS) is a general management MBA designed to empower and train talented executives to run the world’s biggest companies.

“We want to give everyone the opportunity to transform their lives, organisations and communities,” says associate MBA director Xavier Duran.

3 Jul 2014 - 5:18pm