News The life expectancy of baby girls born in some parts of England has exceeded 100 years for the first time

Children born in one northern town can reportedly expect – on average – to live to 105

Special attention: The rising demand for Masters in management courses

Whether a specialist Masters degree or high-end MBA, there’s a course out there to suit you.

New pension won't feather your Nest

Auto-enrolment scheme is good news, but it may not give everyone a comfortable old age

Enhance your employability

A starter qualification, the MBM has gained a strong presence in the market

Learn to take control of your career

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Postgrad Queries: Should I take an MBA or MSc? What's the best way into international relations?

I would like to change my career from veterinary science to something in the international relations field. I’m Portuguese and work as a vet in London. What steps do you recommend?

Travelling habits of high-flying professionals: Why graduates with MBAs are the most likely to work abroad

As he tees off at an exclusive Hong Kong golf course, Avijit Choudhury has come a long way since he quit his job in relationship management for a financial trading software company in London.

MBA scholars can whet their appetites on summer taster programmes

Love at first sight? You might not think a business school, with its endless corridors, lecture halls and leatherette lounges, could weave much of a spell. But for people who have spent years crunching numbers in anonymous offices, that first date with a classroom whiteboard can sometimes seem like heaven.

The big rebalancing act: Cable's plans for broken britain

The Secretary of State for Business will today spell out how he hopes to change the shape of the economy. Can he succeed?

Amazon squares up to Apple with its own Kindle

Web giant buys out touchscreen company 'in bid to develop e-reader'

Fall in official unemployment rate masks rise in the 'hidden jobless'

Figures show 8 million 'economically inactive' people as job market shrinks

Bankers angry over windfall tax on bonuses

Banking chiefs today reacted angrily to suggestions that a windfall tax on bonuses could be included in the Chancellor's Pre-Budget Repor

Film Sequels - love at second bite

The second film in the 'Twilight' series is thriving at the box office and new research suggests that there is a formula for the perfect sequel. Kaleem Aftab reports

Iberia losses take the shine off BA merger

Analysts warn that British Airways pension deficit could still ruin the deal

Future 'not bright' for 3 following rival merger deal

3, the smallest of the mobile network operators in the UK, will have to "fundamentally" change its business model in the wake of Orange's proposed tie-up with Deutsche Telekom, and could itself become a takeover target, analysts warned yesterday.

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