COVID-19: crisis, lessons and opportunities

Business education worldwide has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Martin Lockett looks at the challenges faced by business schools and the opportunities that are now emerging No one imagined that 2020 would be a year of massive disruption in business schools. But as the year started, the first cases of COVID-19 were becoming public…

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Chinese graduates: the employability disconnect


As more and more Chinese students study internationally, business schools must look at how they enable graduates to obtain jobs in China. Martin Lockett and Xuan Feng look at the challenges facing students, employers and business schools   A decade or two ago, foreign graduates from mainland China were rare and highly sought after by…

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Being Different: Ashridge’s New MBA

Martin Lockett looks at the experience of redesigning Ashridge’s MBA programmes. In a global marketplace with around 150 EQUIS- and EPAS-accredited business schools offering MBAs and thousands of other MBA programmes, differentiation is a challenge. For Britain’s Ashridge Business School this came into sharp focus when a 2009 internal quality review concluded controversially that its…

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