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The New AMBA Community – The Ultimate MBA Power Club

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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

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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

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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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Business Education Goes Digital

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Tired of listening to gloomy economic reports about negative growth, shrinking GDP, decreasing consumer confidence and news that Britain has endured an even bigger slump than that experienced during the Great Depression? While there was initially great optimism for 2016, this buoyancy lasted just about as long as my New Year’s resolutions, and by mid February the economy was, at best, tepid. Capital Economics, an independent macro-economic research company, even went as far as declaring that “the crisis is not yet over” in Europe.

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The magic of Mississippi

Associated with the United Methodist Church and located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Mississippi’s capital Jackson, Millsaps College is home to just over 900 students from 26 US states and 23 countries. Millsaps College’s Else School of Management MBA program has been named a Global Super MBA program by CEO Magazine and has been listed as one of only 20 top-tier MBA programs in North America, the only program in Mississippi to be listed. The Else School offers two graduate degrees – Master of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy. It also offers an Executive MBA program for mid- to high-level managers or executives who are typically on track to advance into senior leadership. Millsaps College has long sought to create programs that set it apart from ordinary institutions. It aims to do this by constantly making and reinforcing the connection between academic pursuits and the real world. In the following interview, Kim Burke, Dean of Else School of Management, outlines the secrets of the school’s success:

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