Category Archives: MBA

How can an MBA benefit your professional development?

Posted by on Friday, August 22, 2014

Tony Hall is a successful accountant who has recently completed a Full Time MBA from the Bradford University School of Management. Here he shares his thoughts on how the course and the school have transformed him both personally and professionally. I think many people will laugh when they hear I decided to move my family… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Should sustainability be part of your business strategy?

Posted by on Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How big a part does sustainability play in your business strategy? Perhaps you’ve heard of the circular economy but are still unconvinced about how it can help your business turn a profit.

Through this two-part blog, I will explore the differences between a linear and a circular economic approach; show you how the circular economy not only benefits businesses, but that real strategy and the drive for sustainability are inextricably linked; and explain how to implement sustainable practices and gain competitive advantage along the way.

The role of HR – and an MBA – in organisational transformation

Posted by on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Guest blog by Helen Taylor, Organisational development Manager at Damart, a leading brand in clothing for the senior market. Helen has signed up to start an executive MBA at Bradford University School of Management, starting in September and is sponsored by her employer, Damart. The role of HR is evolving all the time and there… Read More »

Has the recession affected the role of HR in corporates?

Posted by on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Guest blog by Linda Montgomery, HR director at Damart, a leading company in thermal underwear and clothing.  A number of their senior team will be starting the executive MBA at Bradford University School of Management in September.  Here she looks at the learning and development challenges of corporates, particularly when employees are stretched for time… Read More »

MBA fees and finances – what is the real cost of an MBA?

Posted by on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Earlier this month the FT debated the short-term focus of MBA teaching in top management schools and the move towards less emphasis on shareholder value as the only thing that matters. It struck me that too often MBA students have a very short-term focus when looking at the cost of an MBA and the lifetime… Read More »