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Britain needs sustained growth, warns Dale

Britain's economy is not yet out of the woods and a sustained period of "robust" growth is needed to put it back on track, a senior Bank of England policymaker warned last night.

Ashridge has launched a management course that acknowledges earlier learning

Ashridge Business School launched its Masters in management programme in April 2010 with the aim of providing an opportunity for its students to transform executive learning time into a recognised postgraduate qualification.

How business schools are responding to the green agenda

This is the age of the triple bottom line. Companies of all types and sizes are getting used to the fact that they will not only be judged on their economic performance but also on their impact on the environment and society as a whole. As businesses become more committed to the principle of protecting the future of the planet, so business education has begun to acknowledge the imperative of sustainability. The meaning of this catch-all concept can be summed up as: "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".

A fugitive in Yemen, the billionaire's son wanted for murder

Details of Norwegian socialite's death emerge

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.

Inquest rules student was unlawfully killed

A Norwegian student whose semi-naked body was found buried under a pile of rubble was unlawfully killed, an inquest ruled today.

Strangled student's family seek fugitive extradition

The family of murdered Norwegian student Martine Vik Magnussen said they hope an inquest will help flush the prime suspect from his overseas hideout.

Secret to Beane's success: Study of data that no one else had thought to study

Information is everywhere. It's how you use it that counts, the American tells Ian Herbert

Liverpool braced for statistical revolution

Billy Beane, who conquered American sport with his unique analysis, says his methods can work in football

Is China a bargain or a bubble?

The country's economy is growing rapidly, which is good and bad news. Simon Read reports

<i>IoS</i> letters, emails & online postings (7 November 2010)

The US copes with having several different time zones, with up to five hours' difference from east to west coasts, so I think Britain can manage being one hour behind central Europe ("We don't want another hour of darkness", 31 October). It will be dark when I get up under GMT in November, just as it was under BST in October. This is in the English Midlands, not the north of Scotland. The extra hour of morning light will, however, allow me to travel to work in the light for a few more weeks, unlike in October. Either way, it would still be dark on the journey home.

Bombs reveal major flaws in screening of international freight

Security experts said last night that the Yemeni bombing plot had taken advantage of known weaknesses in the way international cargo is screened.

Students seek a responsible angle to their studies

Claire Williams is in many ways typical of a modern-day business school graduate. In contrast to the popular image of the MBA as a sharp-suited individual overly focused on strategy and numbers at the expense of the human aspect, she decided to take an MBA course after a period working with a not-for-profit organisation in East Africa. She opted to study at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford due to the strong reputation it has built in the social enterprise field since being established in 1996, and in 2008 she became a scholar at the school's Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.

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