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

Don’t fall for MBA course fraud

To avoid being sold bogus educational qualifications, take time to understand the accreditation systems.

The MBA glass ceiling

Lack of encouragement and the biological clock prevent many women from taking an MBA.

MBAs: Creating a team

Business schools are adding team building exercises to their induction programmes.

On track: Why some professionals prefer industry-specific courses

The MBA market is becoming increasingly crowded. In 2007 the Association of MBAs (AMBA) gave their seal of approval to a further six UK business schools in recognition of their high standards, with many other equally ambitious institutions opening their doors for the first time in the same year.

Anyone thinking of studying an MBA this year needs to get their skates on

New year, new start. If you are thinking of applying for a full- time MBA in 2008, the good news is you should be well in time for the September intakes. But it's best to get moving. Most admissions departments emphasise the importance of doing your research, and of applying early. And the advice isn't just aimed at easing office administration, says the Association of MBAs (AMBA ).

Before you learn to manage other people, learn how to organise yourself

One thing is certain: when you start an MBA you will soon have an awful lot of work on your plate. Whether you are revisiting full-time academic life after years in the workplace, or studying part-time while juggling a job and a family, you are going to need all the study and time-management skills you can muster.

The good life: Blair after Downing Street

Landing a lucrative job with a Wall Street bank is just the latest in a series of financial coups by the former prime minister. Andy McSmith reports

On Ads: Who will be the black cab drivers bogeyman, now Kens come good?

How does Ken do it? At a recent Editorial Intelligence panel discussion on the London mayoral context clever commentariat panellists ranged from left to right, smart Cass Business School setting four of the six people on the platform seemed to be supporting Ken. Or at least thinking he was inevitable and the least worst devil you know. And they were dissing Boris: the right-wingers were saying he wasn't one for close work, and the lefties that he was offensive to minorities.

All work but with plenty of play

By role-playing, MBA students get a real feel for mergers and acquisitions, as Steve McCormack found out

Should we all be more like Harvard?

A recent report criticised British business schools. Kathy Harvey looks at where they should be going
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