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  • How 4 professional engineers used an MBA to change their careers

    The MBA is a highly desired qualification by both young professionals and employers.  Not only does an MBA equip the student with a wealth of business and leadership skills, it  shows clear signs of an individual’s focus and ambition as well as an adventurous spirit – leaving a secure job...

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  • Jack Welch: The Best Boss by SMF Patrick Macdonald

    Sainsbury Management Fellow, Patrick Macdonald,Chairman, School for CEOs Patrick Macdonald, a Chartered Engineer, won a Sainsbury Management Fellowship to support his MBA at INSEAD in 1992. While at business school, several of his professors cited General Electric (GE) as the exemplar of US,...

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  • What is an MBA? – by EIBF President David Falzani MBE     

    The MBA has been around since 1908 when the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration was established in the USA. Across the world today, the MBA is the watchword for business career success, and prospective students are spoilt for choice as to where and how they study – from the...

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  • A Decade of Achievements for EIBF

    As we say goodbye to 2019 and welcome a new decade, we reflect on some of our milestones.  We would like to thank our Patron, Lord Sainsbury of Turville and his Gatsby Charitable Foundation, our Sainsbury Management Fellows, partners and associates, who have helped us achieve so much in the...

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  • Why Do Companies Prefer MBA Graduates?

    In a business landscape that is becoming ever more complex and difficult to navigate, a company’s ability to hire assets is important. Although candidates with business degrees are becoming more and more common, the need for experience and specific training at a higher level is becoming very...

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  • Do we Love or Loathe Targeted Marketing?

    Our latest survey followed up a recent blog entitled, ‘Behavioural Science: Who Decides What We Buy’ which looked at the complex marketing choices facing businesses looking at the best ways to market their...

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  • SMFs, can you help the world’s brightest young engineers to become future engineering leaders?

    SMF Sam Cockerill, CEO, Libertine FPE The experience, network and friends I have gained through the Engineers in Business Fellowship have had an enormous impact on my career and personal development since I graduated from INSEAD in 2001, supported by a Sainsbury Management Fellows scholarship....

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  • What are Pros and Cons of the Sharing Economy?

    The sharing economy is an idea that is very much present in the zeitgeist, but many of us don’t really have a comprehensive understanding of exactly what it is and where it came from. Whatever your level of understanding, the sharing economy is going nowhere, so taking a little look at it and...

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  • Behavioural Science: Who Decides What We Buy?

    Who decides what we buy?  It’s a chicken and egg debate. Innovation, improvement and creation of products and services are produced, on the face of it, for the benefit of the consumer. We assume that, in general, these products and services are created to cater to a supply and demand...

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  • Government Regulation and Today’s Tech Giants: How Far Should They Go?

    There have been several points in our recent history whereby a new innovation or technology has come hurtling towards us, but debate and regulation on these advances don’t come to fruition until they are...

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