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Improving business soft skills with an MBA

Posted by on Friday, July 25, 2014

Software Engineer Toufic Diab has successfully completed a Full Time MBA at Bradford University School of Management and here explains why he decided to leave his home country of Lebanon to study at the business school. After I secured software engineering degrees in Lebanon and France, I returned home and spent five years working with… Read More »

Does an MBA develop the soft skills that a manager needs for work?

Posted by on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Guest blog by Mohit Soral, Vice President – Market Operations (Revenue Optimisation) at Emirates .  Mohit is an MBA alumnus of Bradford University School of Management on its Dubai programme In her book, Becoming a Manager, Linda Hill argues that, based on her research, ‘the education many business schools provide does little to prepare managers… Read More »

Tendering: think like your customer or expect to lose the pitch

Posted by on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Brendan Noonan is senior VP, learning and development at Emirates Airline.  His executive MBA was achieved at Bradford University School of Management in Dubai As an alumnus of Bradford University School of Management – top ranked by the FT – I have always been proud of my business school and its associations. Emirates decided to… Read More »

Setting sail for a circular economy

Posted by on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dame Ellen MacArthur is the record-breaking yachstwoman who launched the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2010 to encourage a global shift to a circular economy. She works with Bradford University School of Management to deliver a Circular Economy MBA and delivered this keynote address at the recent Re:Thinking Progress conference at the university. There are fundamental… Read More »

Making business collaboration work

Posted by on Friday, March 28, 2014

Simon Dixon is the managing director of Hatmill, a high-growth supply chain and logistics consultancy that was recently honoured in the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2013. Here he shares his thoughts on the benefits and risks of building strategic alliances and collaborating with other companies.

Can quotas correct boardroom bias for women?

Posted by on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Christina Patino is the Corporate Programmes Coordinator at Bradford University School of Management and recently appeared on BBC Breakfast to debate the issue of having quotas for women on boards. Here she asks if a target for companies to recruit more senior women is enough, or should businesses face penalties to create equality on the… Read More »

How do businesses regain their appetite for risk?

Posted by on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dr David Spicer is Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer in Organizational Change at Bradford University School of Management where he lectures in the areas of change management and organisational behaviour on undergraduate, postgraduate and executive programmes.

How can businesses innovate beyond obsolescence?

Posted by on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mark Buckley is a 20-year-old product design student and won a place on the B&Q Youth Board as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which has worked with Bradford University School of Management to develop the Innovation, Enterprise and the Circular Economy MBA. It’s only when business leaders question the current ways of working, and… Read More »