Category Archives: Executive Education



Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics recognised as one of the best Business Schools in Europe This Lisbon university is a safe bet as a training partner for many international companies, due to the quality of its faculty, as well as the fact that it’s located in one of the trendiest cities in Europe.

The quality of CATÓLICA-LISBON
Executive Education is recognised by the Financial Times ranking, placing this school among the 40 best in the world and the 20 best in Europe. And besides its Executive Masters and Open Programs, the Custom Programs of this Portuguese university have been the ones with greatest rises in these rankings. This year alone, for example, they have gone up 10 places. CATÓLICA-LISBON solutions for companies are a unique training experience resulting from careful planning and preparation between the school’s team and its clients. These solutions can take place at the Católica University’s campus, right in the center of Lisbon, or in any place in Portugal or all over the world. The clients just have to choose what location they prefer.

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Value Creator or Destroyer? Keys to Profitable Outcomes


History is littered with examples, from AOL and Time Warner to Daimler and Chrysler, Kmart and Sears to Bank of America and Countrywide. Although there is a wealth of empirical evidence that shows an 80 percent failure rate for mergers and acquisitions, organisations just can’t seem to stop themselves from trying.

Companies that don’t want to end up as cautionary tales need to take a hard look at why these deals failed, and gain a clear understanding of valuation. But even then, says Wharton finance professor Itay Goldstein, highly intelligent, experienced senior executives make some very bad decisions. He tells participants in Integrating Finance and Strategy for Value Creation it’s often a case of the classic prisoners’ dilemma: cooperation is clearly in the best interest of both parties, and yet otherwise rational executives fall prey to competition that results in serious — and preventable — negative consequences.

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The New AMBA Community – The Ultimate MBA Power Club


Every generation, one million MBAs graduate from AMBA’s 220+ Accredited Schools around the world. AMBA’s ambition is to build the association into a dominant, membership-attracting organisation to stand out from any other as the single best membership organisation in the industry.

Culture has a significant impact on how effective AMBA is with this ambition, as the environment and experiences AMBA creates for its members are influenced by our personality as an organisation. They are especially influenced by the organisation’s executives and other managerial staff because of the role in decision making and strategic direction.

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Where next? The Aston Online MBA


Choosing the Aston Online MBA means that you become part of an innovative and flexible learning community dedicated to the needs of today’s business executives. It is a truly flexible programme fitting around your needs and enabling you to apply your learning to your current career, providing immediate and ongoing personal development.

The Economist recently ranked Aston’s MBA as second best in the entire world for Return on Investment, and with triple accreditation and industry experienced faculty it is easy to see why Aston is the smart choice for MBA study. Welcome to a well-supported learning community that is ready whenever you are Taking the Online MBA at Aston does not mean that you are on your own. You will follow a carefully structured series of modules, with a comprehensive support network and access to a range of virtual classroom materials and a virtual MBA Lounge, all available online.

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The ‘MBA Class of 2015 Survey


What are prospective MBA students looking for?  33% named the quality of the school (reputation, rankings and accreditation) as the main criteria for choosing an MBA programme. The most popular mode of delivery is full-time MBA (43%). Only 4% expressed an interest in purely online MBA programmes. The biggest motivation for pursuing an MBA for 22% is career progression. 50% hope to be able to fund their MBA through loans, grants and scholarships.

Read testimonials from four prospective MBA students. London, – The ‘MBA class of 2015’ survey on prospective MBA students’ preferences, conducted by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) during its accredited MBA Fair in London last week, asked prospective MBA students about their main criteria for choosing an MBA programme, their preferred mode of delivery, their main motivation for pursuing an MBA and the ways of funding their MBA degrees.

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