S P Jain is the Youngest Business School in The Economist Top 100 Rankings

Dubai, U.A.E, October 20, 2015 – S P Jain School of Global Management, an eleven-year-old Business school, has been ranked in the Top 100 by the prestigious The Economist in the publication’s 2015 MBA Rankings. SP Jain is the youngest and the only Business School from Dubai to feature in the much acclaimed list.

MBA rankings along with Financial Times (FT) and Forbes are considered as the most prestigious MBA rankings in the world. S P Jain is proud to be featured on all three. The latest ranking places SP Jain in the company of Ivy League schools like Chicago Business School, Harvard, MIT, Sloan, Kellogg, Wharton and other great international schools. Yet, what makes SP Jain stand apart is that it is the youngest business school in the world to be in the company of giants. Continue reading “S P Jain is the Youngest Business School in The Economist Top 100 Rankings”

eOrientation Week Held at Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University to Welcome New Learners


Activity aims to help learners adapt to the university’s e-Learning environment
February 19, 2013
Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) commenced on Sunday, February 17, 2013 its orientation week for the Spring Semester of 2012-2013 academic year. The week-long activities, which will take place until February 21, 2013 at the university’s campus in Dubai Academic City, aims to assist freshmen who have recently graduated from high school by helping them adapt to university life.

HBMeU Learners Council (LC) will receive new learners at the ground floor of the university to allow easy access for them, meet current learners and get an overview of the university’s recent activities and events, and sign up to volunteer in various events organized by the university.
Dr. Ibrahim Mahmood Bin Abdelrahman, Vice Chancellor, HBMeU, said: “At Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, we are keen to help the learners adapt to the university’s e-Learning environment. The Orientation Week is an excellent activity that promotes healthy interaction and communication between learners. It is also a great opportunity for them to learn more about various opportunities, facilities, training programs and services that the university is making available to learners.
HBMeU is the first e-learning institute in the Arab World that was established with the vision to develop a new learning process through the implementation of learning practices characterised by flexibility, quality and diversity to strengthen self-leadership among learners and prepare them socially and academically for a future career through integration in the job market. HBMeU’s philosophy is based on vital methods that have been developed through extensive research and development by specialists from all over the world. These methods include offering high quality programs, supporting the pursuit of lifelong learning, promoting the freedom of information, reinforcing the culture of excellence and innovation and providing education for everyone in line with the highest standards of comprehensiveness and credibility. The university, which is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, seeks to constantly identify knowledge needs, support research and development programs and create an outstanding environment for e-learning.

The Road to Business School: MBA Admissions Panel. (video)

The Road to Business School, hosted by Kaplan, is the premier forum to meet-and-greet with admissions officers and get an edge in your application. In 2010, “the Road” brought over 20 top business schools to seven cities for open networking sessions, admissions panels, and GMAT breakout sessions.

Panelists include:
– Alison Goggin, NYU Stern 
– Pat Harrison, Tuck School of Business 
– Dana Dubovik, Boston University School of Management
– Adrian Aguirre, UCLA Anderson

MBA from University of Wales UK, Online – Plays A Vital Role In Your Career (video)

The global financial crisis has led to a more competitive jobs market, there is a clear need to differentiate yourself and stand out of the crowd. TopMBA.com Jobs and Salary Trends Report, based on a sample of 12,100 companies around the world found a 36% growth in MBA demand worldwide during 2011. An MBA aids in increasing ones recognition and potential for promotion within an organization. 68% of MBA employers seek international study experience.

Join Managers and Professionals from UK, SriLanka, Dubai, India and other countries in MBA Programme online, validated, awarded by the University of Wales, UK (Established 1893) and run by ‘The London College of Business’ (Registered in England 5528628, accredited by British accreditation Council) for £3000 GBP only. Course work includes Assignments and Exams @ British Council across the globe. 

Check our dedicated website http://lcbglobal.org/lcb/, which elaborates key features like: Live Interactive classes; Exams @ British Council; Criteria for enrollment; Access to International library and much more

For any Queries Please contact: 
Authorized Agent Representative of LCB

(For further details regarding the University and its validation services, please log on to www.wales.ac.uk/validation or email validation@wales.ac.uk)

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New York University’s Stern School of Business Launches Joint Business, Medical Degree

New York University’s Stern School of Business will now offer an MD/MBA dual degree program with the NYU School of Medicine, enabling students to complete both degrees within five years, the schools announced yesterday. With this new offering, NYU Stern joins business schools at several other top U.S. universities – including Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Duke – which offer similar programs.

“A changing healthcare environment increasingly requires physician leaders to manage the business of medicine as part of patient care,” Stern Dean Peter Henry said in a statement. “Our new dual degree program will provide aspiring physicians with the interdisciplinary perspective, business skills and medical expertise to shape the future of healthcare.”

Students in the new dual degree program at Stern will spend their first three years at the School of Medicine studying full time. From the summer of the third year through the spring semester of the fourth year they will take MBA courses at Stern. They will return to the medical school for the summer and fall of the fifth year and complete a final semester at Stern in the spring of their fifth year.

Beginning now, prospective applicants may apply concurrently to both the MBA and MD programs and must gain admission to both programs. Each school manages its own admissions process, and candidates must complete separate applications for each. Current students in the NYU School of Medicine’s C21 curriculum may also apply to the Stern School to take part in the new dual degree offering.

For more information on the new dual degree MD/MBA program at NYU, click here.

MBA Admissions Tip: Thinking About Financing

Though many business school applicants know exactly what they want to do – and how much they hope to make – after they graduate from an MBA program, a surprising number apply to school without thinking about how they’ll pay for this expensive degree.
While some students do foot the entire bill themselves or receive scholarship support from the school or an outside institution, the vast majority of MBA students borrow funds to cover their tuition and living expenses. With this in mind, we wanted to cover some very basic information on loans for the benefit of both recent admits entering school this fall and early birds just beginning to think about their applications for Fall ’12.
The primary source of funding for U.S.-based applicants will be federal loans or alternative education loans. The main federal loans, available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are the Federal Stafford Loan (subsidized or unsubsidized), the Federal Perkins Loan and the GradPLUS Loan. Full-time students, usually those enrolled in two or more courses per semester, can borrow as much as $20,500/year through the Federal Stafford loan program. Perkins Loans are low-interest (a rate of 5 percent) loans with a maximum annual loan amount of $8,000/year for graduate students. The Grad PLUS Loan can be used to pay for the total cost of education less aid you’ve already been awarded. Those interested in applying for federal student aid should check out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When federal loans are not enough, private loans can help bridge the gap in education costs. Students might contact their local bank or look into lender programs, such as SallieMae or Access Group, for details on borrowing eligibility.

International students are not eligible for federal loans but may consider private loans as a financing option. The International Student Loan Program (ISLP), for instance, offers a credit-based loan to international students who are looking to finance their education in the U.S. However, as with most private loans, this loan requires a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to co-sign. International students can also visit International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) to search for funds (as can U.S. citizens planning on studying overseas). Finally, most of the leading MBA programs offer private loans to their students in partnership with a particular financial institution – some of which do not require a co-signer – so this might become an option after one is admitted.

Many need-based loans are classified as subsidized, meaning that interest does not accrue while the borrower is enrolled in a degree program (whereas interest begins to accrue immediately on unsubsidized loans). Typical timelines of loan repayment can extend from 5 to 30 years, depending on the lender’s conditions of deferral and the amount of funds borrowed. After graduation, students usually have a six-month grace period before monthly repayment begins. While schools’ admittance packages usually include detailed information about financing the MBA, incoming students and applicants should not hesitate contact the school’s financial aid office for further information on available need- or credit-based loans.

Business Schools Look Beyond Traditional Business Arenas for Role Models for Strategy and Leadership

Top MBA programs including those at Harvard Business School (HBS) and the MIT Sloan School of Management are turning to the likes of Lady Gaga and Shakespeare to provide examples of successful leadership and strategy, acocrding to a recent article in the Toronto Star. In the wake of the financial crisis and the resulting loss of faith in leadership, they’ve had little choice but to look outside the traditional business world in order to continue teaching by example, the Canadian paper suggests.

At HBS, a class called Strategic Marketing in Creative Industries gives students a chance to examine the career moves of 25-year-old Stefani Germanotta and her transformation into pop icon Lady Gaga. The HBS course looks to Gaga to understand the importance of contracts and how to manage your message through social media. Business schools in Europe – including Germany’s ESMT and Antwerp Management in the Netherlands – also have zeroed in on Gaga as a case study to teach strategic innovation, the Toronto Star reports. And the London Business School had students look at Kiss guitarist Gene Simmons for lessons on how to monetize a fan base.
Meanwhile, at schools like the MIT Sloan School of Management and NYU’s Stern School of Business, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Henry V are providing examples of leadership to students. And at Canadians schools like Toronto University’s Rotman School, hockey stars are coming in as speakers to advise and inspire future business leaders. Toronto Maple Leafs’ GM Brian Burke recently shared his views on Steve Jobs and the need to be tough. “There isn’t anyone who has made a hard decision who doesn’t have a ruthless side,” he told the students.

For the complete Toronto Star article, click here.