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At Either Ends of MBA Pay Packages

It is not often that one makes nearly half a million dollar in a single year after passing out of an MBA program. But the sailing was not so smooth for all, as other MBAs struggled to gain a strong and solid compensation package.

These are the inferences that one has to make if they are to go by the figures stated in a report released by Poets & Quants. It compiled the lowest as well as the highest base salaries from the MBA graduates who passed out of B-Schools in 2015. The report has its basis in the employment records of business schools. The highest recorded was an astonishing $467,000 which was more than 50% of the next highest base salary as recorded in the previous year.

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INSEAD Tops MBA Global Rankings List

For the first time since its inception in 1999, the INSEAD one-year MBA has topped the rankings of Global MBA programs. The rankings were conducted by the Financial Times. It is noteworthy to mention here that INSEAD has campus presence in Singapore, France and even Abu Dhabi.

In a first ever instance amongst MBA programmes, a business school that has substantial presence in Asia has hit the top spot in Financial Times’s rankings. INSEAD retains the distinction of being the only business school that features on the top of the rankings and delivers its MBA programmes across multiple campuses across continents. Amongst its odd 1,000 students 75% are pursuing their studies in Fontainebleau on the outskirts of Paris and Singapore.

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Channel 4 And Lord Puttnam Launch New Media MBA

The fact that the creative industries together accounted for £84.1 billion of the economy of the United Kingdom got acknowledgement only in very recent times. So, it was only befitting that it was soon followed by the announcement of a new two year executive MBA with the joining of forces by Lord Puttnam who is an film producer with the distinction of winning an MBA and Channel 4 which is mainly geared towards providing upcoming media bosses the business skills that are needed to be able to thrive in the marketplace globally.

However throwing a corporate angle to arts and media industries in Britain has always been somewhat of a contentious issue. The course which is to be stretched over a period of two years covers what is termed as- the five tensions of creative leadership by the organizers and ready up executives for the pressures associate with the job and enable them to balance the factors of failure chances and the necessity to take risks.

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