12 Trends That Will Shape Business Education In 2019, According To Deans

Is the MBA dead? Will Brexit wreck UK business schools? Business school deans and directors make their predictions for the year ahead

BusinessBecause has travelled the globe, collating predictions from deans at the world’s best business schools on the market trends we should expect to see in 2019.

Last year, deans predicted digital disruption, virtual learning, and stronger concerns for business’s impact on society.

But what about this year? Will UK schools suffer from the Brexit debacle? Will US schools recover from the drastic dip in international applications? And will technology continue to push the boundaries of education?

Here are 12 trends that will shape business education in 2019:


1. SPECIALIZED MBAs WILL EMERGE IN THE ASIA PACIFIC

“Specialized MBA programs focusing on entrepreneurship, media & communications, luxury management, and analytics will emerge.

“The three trending areas we observe are entrepreneurship, analytics, and design thinking. MBA applicants globally are now looking at the APAC region, and India as possible destinations for studying.

“The MBA has a bright future in India. Its growth in popularity and demand will continue to be propelled by the twin pillars of corporate expansion and rising entrepreneurial ambitions resulting in start-ups. Also, international applications will continue to rise.”

Aditya Singh
Director, Athena School of Management
India

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2. THE UK WILL BENEFIT FROM BREXIT

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“The UK has an opportunity to position itself as the go-to MBA destination for prospective students with global ambitions. Those MBA graduates will have the skills needed to help re-position the UK within its new, post-Brexit context; they will be drivers of business growth and make an important contribution to the UK economy.”

François Ortalo-Magné
Dean, London Business School
UK


3. BUSINESS EDUCATION IN EUROPE WILL GROW AFTER BREXIT

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“Europe will continue to be a major destination...

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