By reading popular media news, you can get the impression that business schools are far from thriving. For instance, The Wall Street Journal wrote that MBA applications showed a steady decline and that MBA programs at well-known universities are being closed down, and Fortune straightforwardly said that business schools are being “killed”.
Environmental problems and the impact of climate change on our planet are not required to be taught at modern business schools, nevertheless, it’s an important and interesting topic. For any entrepreneur, knowing how carbon footprint affects the environment is crucial.
After the British population voted for leaving the EU, Christer Jepsen, a Danish professor of social sciences, decided to leave his position at one of the best British business schools and join one of its competitors in Europe.
The Global Asia executive MBA program (a joint project by Columbia Business School, London Business School and the University of Hong Kong) has taken the second place in the Financial Times EMBA rankings (2017) after entering the list for the first time.
Jeroen Kemperman’s dream was to become a cofounder of a tech startup after graduating from IESE business school. His new project called Treeveo raised €250,000 in just several weeks. One of his projective clients was Hewlett Packard. Sadly, Treeveo was closed only two and a half years after it got started, which happens to many startup companies.