The Independent/Durham Business School MBA scholarships: International high flyers spread their wings

If MBA student Tim Forber was hoping for a quiet fortnight to study for impending exams, he'll have been disappointed. Nick Clegg, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and the BNP all came to Oldham in the coming days ahead of the by-election – and Forber is the senior police officer in charge.

'They are a crucial part of the innovation agenda': How business schools benefit the economy

When The Cornerhouse cinema and retail complex needed expert help with using the internet for marketing, it turned to MBA students at its local business school. The recommendations made by the five students from Nottingham Business School have led The Cornerhouse marketing team to develop mobile phone applications to let customers book tickets online and access information on businesses in the complex.

Good things come in small packages: Savvy MBA students are shifting their sights to smaller companies

Given the cost of an MBA programme at a top school, it is no surprise that most MBA students have their minds sharply focused, not just on the lessons they will learn from the experience, but where they will be applying them after they have graduated.

No business like show business: An MBA culture elective is producing innovative ideas for the arts sector

The NT Live screenings of Rory Kinnear's Hamlet in November and Derek Jacobi as King Lear on 3 February at a cinema near you trace their origins to the MBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Professor John Board: 'Economics has a lot to say about the world'

The new dean of Henley Business School talks to Michael Prest about the future of business education

Master the credit gap: How to found your business studies

Recessions can be great for business schools – but those signing up still need to fund the studies themselves

Signing up for a professional development course can bring rich rewards

In the final of The Apprentice earlier this month, the eventual winner Yasmina Siadatan had to explain to an audience of confectionery professionals why she had twinned strawberry with basil in her upmarket range of chocolates. In this case, her business nouse proved less important than her lack of public-speaking experience.

Learning new tricks in engineering

The advanced diploma in engineering gives you hands-on experience

An alternative to GCSEs

This year, students have a new route into work and further study

My story: why I chose not to go to uni

Laura Jones talks to those who took the road less travelled and are happy with the outcome

Engineering: New way forward

An exciting new engineering diploma is about to hit the classroom, says the director of education programmes at The Royal Academy of Engineering.

How to put the fun into learning

Ellie Levenson and Kate Hilpern take a closer look at how further education colleges are widening their appeal

Why training is good for business

A government scheme to help employees gain new skills is making a difference, says Neil Merrick

Train your way to the top job

A new course helps college heads tackle the tricky issues of managing people and money

New year, new course: From European art to pole-dancing, expand your horizons

Places are filling up fast on courses starting in the new year. Why not join in the fun?
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