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Brighton Business School graduate is new MD at Marks and Spencer

University of Brighton business graduate Jill McDonald is joining Marks & Spencer to become Managing Director for clothing, home and beauty. Ms McDonald graduated in 1986 with a first in Business Studies BA(Hons). She said: “I became a fan of M&S whilst working on a project about them as a Business Studies student and I…

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Study a Masters in a year at Brighton

In advance of our trip to Master and More’s fair in Düsseldorf on 5 May, we thought we’d tell you a bit more about our one-year full-time postgraduate courses. Developed through long-standing relationships with industry and professional bodies, our flexible programmes will help you stand out in a competitive job market.     Through work-based…

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The 10 things you’re doing wrong in your presentations (and how to fix them). By Steve Bustin

It doesn’t matter how many presentation skills training courses we’ve been on or how many truly terrible presentations we’ve seen, we all end up falling into the same old traps when we present, pitch or speak in public. From overusing bulletpoints to mumbling into your script, here (in no particular order) are the top ten…

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Annual International Study Visit to Strasbourg

Ghaith Arabi Durkawi is a full-time MBA student from Syria, he talked to us about a recent International Study visit to Strasbourg that our MBA and Management MSc students took as part of their course.  “My study trip to Strasbourg was an experience that will accompany me for a long time. We attended a preparation course…

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Innovation Management Training for Red Cross Innovation Pioneers

CENTRIM – the Centre for Research in Innovation Management – has been asked by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent to help with the training of their Innovation pioneers in the concepts and practice of innovation management. To that end, Professor Howard Rush flew to Madrid to work with twenty-five of…

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MBA Marketing Masterclass: the benefits of using the case study method

Dr Véronique Boulocher-Passet, Senior Lecturer in Marketing In teaching marketing to the MBA students, my choice naturally heads towards using the case method, which has endured as an effective teaching tool in business education for more than a century. A case study, or case, describes an actual situation and involves a decision, a challenge, an opportunity,…

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Kunlasab on Public Services Management at Brighton

We recently caught up with Kunlasab Sailabada, who graduated from our MSc Management (Public Services) in 2014. Why did you choose to do a Masters at Brighton? “I had been working as a Human Resource Management officer in the Ministry of Finance in Thailand. I won a scholarship to do a Masters degree. I searched a lot…

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MSc Management Students presenting at Dragon's Den

Dragon’s Den: Advising local businesses and developing pitching skills

Each year Masters students have the opportunity to take part in Dragon’s Den-style competitions. Last night eight teams from Brighton Business School recently competed in a Dragons’ Den-style competition, pitching ideas to local business men and women. Students are given case studies and local organisations to work with to develop proposals for expansion into new…

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Institute of Directors Membership event

On 22 November, we hosted the Institute of Directors (IoD) membership launch event for over 200 of our students, supported by a number of student ambassadors. “Attending Brighton Business School events as a volunteer gives me great opportunities to increase my professional network by meeting business experts.” Each year we offer to pay for a year’s IoD membership for MBA…

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How sci fi-inspired innovation treads a fine line between dystopia and utopia

Paul Levy, University of Brighton The race is on to bring a jetpack to market. New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft has a jetpack which is due to go on sale this year and US-based JetPack Aviation is working on a more streamlined offering. So aviation junkies with the cash to spare will soon be able to…

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