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Association Of MBAs Launches Coronavirus Fundraising Campaign

Read our April 21 coronavirus roundup, as the Association of MBAs launches the MBA Challenge fundraising campaign

Tue Apr 21 2020


April 21 Roundup

Sharing valuable business lessons to raise money for coronavirus relief

As coronavirus relief efforts continue in earnest, the UK-based accreditation body, Association of MBAs (AMBA), is jumping to action with a new fundraising initiative—the MBA Challenge.

AMBA is asking graduates from around the world to share the five most valuable lessons they learned at business school.

For each lesson learned, participants are asked to donate £1 ($1.23) towards AMBA’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, which supports vital charities like Doctors without Borders and Actionaid. 

AMBA hopes the lessons graduates share will raise awareness of the importance of graduate management education during global challenges, as well as directly raising money to tackle coronavirus head-on.

Coronavirus & MBA Admissions: 4 Common Questions Answered

If you’re currently applying to business school, you’re probably wondering what the coronavirus pandemic means for your application.

BusinessBecause asked Scott Edinburgh, founder of admissions consultancy Personal MBA Coach, to answer four of the most common questions that applicants currently have.

Scott revealed that online GMAT testing, virtual campus tours, and remote seminars mean that many applicants can continue their process as usual.

However, other candidates might want to reconsider their application strategy, as schools add rounds and push back application deadlines. 


Online MBA at Imperial Business School opens for applications

London’s Imperial Business School has just opened applications to its Global Online MBA program, which will begin in January 2021. 

The 24-month program is currently number one in the UK, according to the QS online MBA rankings, and costs £37,600 ($46,285). 

Potential applicants can attend ‘virtual drop-in sessions’ in April and May to find out more. 

As more candidates than ever consider an online MBA due to the travel limitations imposed by coronavirus, we can expect the program to retain its popularity.

 App records your cough to study coronavirus and other diseases

At Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, Dr Martin Lukac (below) is working with researchers at the School of Engineering and Digital Sciences to build a Cough Analyzer.  701364045be09c41f0819e8f78d26728507fc482.jpg

The analyzer will act as a diagnostic tool to pick up on diseases like pneumonia, tuberculosis, and now COVID-19.

Researchers are currently gathering a database of coughs, recorded through a mobile app that anyone can download. 

Along with a five second clip, app users will be asked to provide any diagnoses they have had, and posed questions about the nature of their cough—such as whether it is dry or wet, and how long they have had it.

With a large enough data set, it is hoped that the project will lead to improved understanding and diagnosis of coronavirus. 

Student Reviews

Imperial College Business School




On Campus

Innovative, Immersive and an Excellent Curriculum

The MSc Strategic Marketing course opens many avenues into the business world at Imperial. The coursework consists of group-based assignments, individual reports, and sometimes, examinations. The Careers team helps you with your CV, Cover letters, and other job application support. Imperial truly lives up to its name!




Very applicable courses

I enjoyed studying here for my master degree as I could feel that I was surrounded by very clever people, and I did learn a lot of knowledge that I could directly put into use into my current internship




Diversity and Professional Development

Imperial College London is an innovation hub with expertise across multiple industries. The international student body exposes students to endless cultures and experiences. Furthermore, the Careers team at Imperial is second to none as directors help guide students to the career paths of their dreams.




Business School

Imperial college business school has amazing facilities, amazing staff. I particularly like the business school cafe although it would be nice if they added a few more power sockets in the open space and heating for winter. The course is really good too. Very interactive classes and highly diverse environment.




Career Services

Very strong university with good quality faculty and a very strong career services team that prepared students well for the jobs market. Very nice facilities in the city center. Good sessions organised with employers.




Chinese students majored in English- now strategic marketing

My undergraduate major was English back in China and now an MSc student in strategic marketing at Imperial. For Chinese students who share similar experiences with me, you can get as much/deep as you want about marketing with some challenging group works and inspiring lectures. At the same time, if you just want to get the degree anyway with less effort, it's possible as well... ...