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MBA’s Still the Acid Test of Today’s Business Hopefuls

LONDON, May 22, 2013 – MBA graduates are still the most likely of all course leavers to get good jobs, according to GMAC’s Regional Director.

MBA graduates are still the most likely of all course leavers to get good jobs, despite today’s economic challenges, said GMAC’s Regional Director.

In an exclusive interview with the ITN Education News Channel, Ben Glover said business school graduates do not to face the same problems as alumni in other disciplines, who often struggle to find meaningful work and go on to question the value of the course they’ve taken.

Speaking on the eve of the Association of MBAs’ (AMBA) International Conference for Deans and Directors, he told ITN: “92 per cent of graduates from business schools we surveyed were in work at the time of graduation. That’s an all-time high. 72 per cent said that their new position met or exceeded their expectations and three quarters said that without the skills they learned at business schools they wouldn’t be in the position they’re in now.”

Future proofing the MBA to maintain these standards was the theme of AMBA’s annual conference in Warsaw (15 – 17 May). Setting the tone for discussions about the virtual classroom of the future Nokia’s Education and Technology Specialist, Bhanu Potta told conference delegates of senior business school management: “The speed of change in student learning styles far outpaces the speed of change in teaching practices.”

In AMBA’s snapshot survey conducted during the three day conference, 65% of the delegates from the world’s leading business schools said online education and the changing attitudes of a new generation of learners would have the biggest impact on management education in the next five years.

The Deans and Directors also agreed that innovation was critical to success, with over 77% of the delegates saying they thought that the MBA will have to innovate in order to remain the flagship business school degree.

Meeting in Warsaw, under the backdrop of Poland’s transformation and achievement, the conference delegates also demonstrated the changing dynamic of MBA education. The business schools attending from emerging or growth economies showed how their MBA programs are driving the economy and that business schools from developed countries will soon need to catch up.

“The emerging economy business schools have a great advantage to become number one in the world because they don’t need all this time for unlearning because they are just learning,” said Professor Danica Purg , President, IEDC-Bled School of Management in Slovenia and President of CEEMAN.

To see the full interview with GMAC’s Ben Glover, more ITN interviews from AMBA’s annual conference and specialized content from industry professionals and experts within the education sector, please visit the ITN Productions’ Education News Channel, here: http://www.educationnews.itn.co.uk

Education News, presented by Natasha Kaplinsky, has reports on the MBA and its providers from around the world, including:

Education News is the latest industry channel from ITN Productions’ corporate production team, which works with trade bodies and associations to deliver high-quality news programming for individual vertical business sectors, producing videos about key industry topics, sharing best practice and updating on industry developments.

About ITN Productions: ITN Productions is ITN’s central creative hub producing content for major global brands in the broadcast, online, mobile and corporate sectors.

About the Association of MBAs: AMBA accredits MBA, DBA and MBM programmes in more than 200 business schools around the world and connects MBA students, alumni, business schools and employers with its membership services. http://www.mbaworld.com

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For media enquiries about AMBA, please contact: Carol Turner, Communications & PR Manager, +44(0)207-246-2674, C.Turner@MBAWorld.com

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Maverick new book details complexities of finance

Professor Anthony M. Criniti IV offers a fresh look at the science of wealth management in “The Necessity of Finance”

PHILADELPHIA – In “The Necessity of Finance” (ISBN 0988459507), Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV breaks down the complex details of the financial world into easy-to-digest terms any layman can understand and even master. Finance is a completely separate field from economics and as such, Dr. Criniti sets out to explain real-world topics that investors and “financialists” need to inculcate into their ideological portfolio.

Global wealth accumulation is at its highest levels ever. There are more billionaires and oligarchs living today than at any other time in human history. Yet as the American and global financial system has come under critical scrutiny in recent years, consumers and ordinary citizens are seeking answers about the world of finance. Why is money important? Is it merely ink and paper or digits on a computer screen. Why does finance matter? How might we come to understand its many intricacies which act as a multi-dimensional jigsaw puzzle? The answers will both interest and surprise readers.

“Most of the major theories developed in finance were created by economists, physicists, mathematicians, etc. Finance, although highly interrelated with many other subjects, is a separate field of study that is often confused with others,” says Dr. Criniti. “With world wealth accumulating to its highest point in history, the necessity to understand this subject is more crucial than ever.”

Readers will learn what the difference between money and wealth is and will find answers to many of life’s financial questions. What is risk and return? What kinds of investments exist? What are the different techniques for selecting investments? And what role does ethics play in finance? The author has created a true page-turner able to clarify the definition, purpose and goals of both finance and economics while exploring financial concepts in a straightforward manner.

The Necessity of Finance” is available for sale online at Amazon.com.

About the Author:

Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV is a former financial consultant and a current professor of finance at several universities.  He earned a PhD in applied management and decision sciences, with a concentration in finance. A native of Philadelphia, he has also received many financially related designations, including CHFC, CLU, REBC, and RHU. Dr. Criniti is an active investor and has traveled the world studying various aspects of finance. He is also the author of the acclaimed finance book, The Necessity of Finance and the newly released The Most Important Lessons in Economics and Finance.

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New faculty position to build research center, MBA concentration, and executive training courses to deliver a new level of sophistication required in the real estate sector

NEWARK, N.J., Dean Glenn R. Shafer announced today the establishment of a $3 million “Paul V. Profeta Chair in Real Estate.” The new faculty position will enable Rutgers Business School to bring in an academic leader to build an MBA concentration in real estate, conduct international research and provide educational and career opportunities for students in an industry vital to New Jersey and the world’s economy.

The faculty chair in real estate was made possible thanks to a $1.5 million commitment by Paul V. Profeta , president and owner of Paul V. Profeta and Associates, Inc., which is involved in real estate investment, management and leasing throughout the country; and a matching $1.5 million from an anonymous donor who pledged $27 million towards an Endowed Chair Challenge to bring 18 world-class faculty to Rutgers, part of the “Our Rutgers, Our Future” campaign.

“Real estate investment is a major factor in the development of the global economy,” said Shafer. “New demands for financial sophistication in real estate, along with expectations for sustainability and increasing regulation, have created an unmet demand in New Jersey for personnel trained in finance, accounting, and supply-chain management in the field of real estate.”

Shafer said that with its international presence and strategic location, “Rutgers Business School plans to become a global thought leader in this under-served yet critical field.”

Funding a faculty chair in real estate was vital according to Profeta, who is a member of Rutgers Business School’s Board of Advisers. “Real estate is such an integral part of the economy, yet there is a huge need for well-trained professionals,” he said. “Having Rutgers Business School focus on real estate will be hugely beneficial for companies involved in this complex sector.”

Profeta (who was raised in Maplewood but spent his childhood “hanging out” in Newark) founded the Profeta Urban Investment Foundation at Rutgers Business School in 2008, which provides free consulting advice and seed capital for minority owned businesses in Newark, N.J. The seed capital that Profeta’s Foundation invests is in the form of interest free loans to the budding businesses he is trying to launch or expand. Through a partnership with The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED) at Rutgers Business School, the Profeta Urban Investment Foundation at Rutgers Business School has helped launch and expand several minority businesses in Newark already.

From 1980 until 1989, Profeta served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Graduate School of Business. He holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

The “Paul V. Profeta Chair in Real Estate” at Rutgers Business School marks the seventh chair to be met in the Rutgers University chair challenge match and is also the seventh chair in the history of the business school.

About Rutgers Business School
Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most distinguished institutions of higher learning: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – founded in 1766. Rutgers Business School has been accredited since 1941 by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – a distinction that represents the hallmark of excellence in management education.

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