Leaders in business schools around the world have been assessing the impact of the recent financial crisis.
The Broadcast PR Business has been talking to William Davila of IE Business School in Madrid who says that it has been important to extend what they teach in response to the crisis.
‘We have put in more teaching courses covering history and ethics because the past has such important lessons for us. It is important to be constantly innovating in the way we teach and to link our MBA and executive education courses to real world problems’, says William Davila, IE’s Director of International Development.
‘This is why we encourage so many students from different areas of the world – Africa, the Middle East, China as well as Europe – because they bring so many real life business problems to discuss in seminars – and this provides a diverse as well as dynamic learning environment.’
View our interview clip with William Davila below…and contact us about our leadership event for business schools being held at our offices in The Gherkin in January 2014.
Coverage of our latest ‘Women on Boards’ interview with Barclays’ Chairman, Marcus Agius, included features in Bloomberg Businessweek as well as finance.yahoo.
View the coverage on finance.yahoo.com
View the interview on our website
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Currently,the banking industry following the crisis retains its ‘bad boy’ image and there may be an impending recruitment problem. Recently we interviewed the Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, Angela Knight, CBE, about how the banking crisis has affected the application of serious contenders for board applications. Her view was that women particularly might be put off coming forward, while a poor image of the industry persists. View the interview on our website.
In an article in the Financial Times, Sharleen Goff reports on the banking recruitment crisis too in her article ‘A battered sector seeks reinforcements’ 2/2/2012. But despite this, she says the banks are” likely to need people – probably contractors – to help them identify and drive through efficiencies”. Digital banking is going to be a key area – according to analysts – with new services appearing such as ‘mobile payments’. Sharleen suggests that rather than hire people with traditional banking expertise, opportunities will appear for media professionals who have grown up in the internet age.