The way we make decisions as groups is fundamental to family life, policymaking and the way businesses operate. Dr Colin Fisher has been looking at how we can make better use our collective thoughts and avoid the dreaded 'groupthink'.
Businesses across the globe have suffered the effects of the pandemic and have drastically changed their strategy to survive. Vaughn Tan suggests how the theme of his latest book, The Uncertainty Mindset can help businesses better understand their current strategy and adapt with a more conservative and effective approach.
Jim Berry recently caught up with to Daniel Camm's 'Success in Finance' Podcast talking all things MBA and the skills you develop to successfully resolve strategic problems. Jim's experience working with a number of successful and aspirational professionals, across a variety of industries and roles including finance means that he is familiar with the ingredients required for a successful career and he shares details of this in this episode.
Congratulations to Sidika Tunc Candogan, and her co-authors, Gizem Korpeoglu from Bilkent University and Chris Tang from UCLA Anderson School of Management, for making the final in the 2020 INFORMS TIMES Best Working Paper Award for their paper titled 'Team Collaboration in Innovation Contests'.
Senior Teaching Fellow, Mario Vanhoucke strikes again as he and his team win the 2020 International Project Management Association, IPMA Global Research Contribution Award. This is not the first time Mario has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to research, having won the award for the first time in 2008.
The wealth management sector is driven by talented individuals, and without their expertise, the sector wouldn’t survive, that’s why replenishing talent is essential for the wealth management industry. UCL MBA Programme Director, Jim Berry recently sat down with Wealth Briefing to discuss how The UCL MBA is changing the typical MBA model by providing a high-quality classroom experience delivered online that focuses on the skills needed for the talented future individuals driving the sector.
MSc Entrepreneurship and former BSc Management Science student Darren Chow was recently awarded the UCL Innovation and Enterprise Bronze Launch Award for his start-up model, Javia, a credit scoring algorithm that utilises alternative data to assess an individual’s creditworthiness. He tells us about his experience at UCL School of Management, and how he came to found Javia.
The Uncertainty Mindset draws innovation lessons from some of world’s most influential and innovative culinary R&D teams, addressing questions like: How do I recruit when I don’t know what attributes the employee needs? What products or services will deliver leadership in this shifting environment? Is risk the same as uncertainty?
Congratulations to UCL School of Management's Assistant Professor for Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Vaughn Tan on the launch of his new book – The Uncertainty Mindset. This book is a must read for anyone interested in learning more about managing modern, future-thinking and adaptable organisations can design themselves to be more innovative and adaptable to uncertainty.
The 2020 NSS results are in! We are delighted to have received our highest ever overall student satisfaction results with an average of 93% across our BSc/MSci Management Science and BSc Information Management for Business programmes.
Dominant platforms like Apple's App Store are often overcrowded and oversaturated, meaning new app developers go unnoticed with their games being pushed to the bottom of the pile. School of Management's Strategy and Entrepreneurship Assistant Professor Joost Rietveld and PhD student Joe Ploog's recent study reveals as a platform becomes increasingly dominant, the platform sponsor’s governance strategies shift from being largely supportive of the wider complement population to becoming more selective and geared toward end users.
COVID-19 and the Workplace: Implications, Issues, and Insights for Future Research and Action. In collaboration with academics from other leading universities Dr Sunny Lee looks at the effects of the global pandemic on business and the implications for organisations and employees and how they can tackle these unique challenges.
Dr Sunny Lee speaks to Authority Magazine about her research on gender inequality and biased decision-making in the workplace. Read how she is trying to increase diversity and encourage less biased decision making in academia.
MSc Entrepreneurship Alumna Leyanis Diaz is working to change the inequality minority owned businesses face in business ownership. Through her company, Major Marketplace Leyanis offers,support to minority businesses through marketing services, finances, brand management and growth.
Moral judgments are a part of daily life and decisions, especially within organisations, where differing individual’s natural instinct and moral judgments can affect the outcome of key organisational decisions. Associate Professor Chia-Jung Tsay’s latest research examines the three fundamental responses to moral conflict; utilitarian, action and intention.
Speaking to Forbes, Deputy Head of Careers, Kate Gault, explains why she believes business school graduates, especially those with an MBA, will able to find jobs in light of the current economic crisis. Companies are adapting to the effect of the pandemic and are therefore looking for individuals who stand out from the crowd and have an advanced education, such as an MBA from a leading business school.
In a recent article for ITPro, UCL MBA Programme Director Jim Berry explains why although this might seem like an easy win, it is not necessarily the best long-term option for companies. He suggests it reduces flexibility and impacts the ability to respond to growth opportunities in whatever the new normal turns out to be.
The global pandemic revealed a devastating lack of ability to manufacture critical goods such as PPE and ventilators in the UK, and highlighted our dependence on foreign manufacturers to import basic goods. Speaking to Supply Management Kenan Arifoglu, Assistant Professor in Operations and Technology, says “this pandemic is a wake-up call for the United Kingdom, and we need to change our supply chain strategy.”
We are delighted to announce that UCL School of Management has been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award from the UK Equality Challenge Unit in recognition of our commitment to improve gender equality and representation among our staff and students.
We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Fitch Learning to prepare the top 50 MSc Finance students for the globally recognised Level I CFA® Program exam. Students will benefit from Fitch Learning's specialised online platform as well as face-to-face classes
Last month saw the results of the very first UCL School of Management Icarus Business Simulation Competition. Icarus is a simulation tool developed by UCL School of Management academics that simulates running an airport in a real-life context. With 21 teams competing from across our different Masters Programmes the competition was tough and we witnessed some fantastic entries.
Head of Digital Business Development and Innovation at Spar Nord Bank Denmark, Kim Oestergaard, shared his insight on the new digital solutions used in the banking industry, using a video case study specifically developed for students on the UCL Digital Conversations & Marketing module.
Founder of India’s first fully women-owned environmental biotech start-up and UCL School of Management MRes Student Aardra Mouli shares the beginnings of her exciting research looking into female entrepreneurship: 'Why do female entrepreneurs make the industry choices that they do?'
On International Women’s Day, UCL School of Management Alumnae and Double Dutch founders Joyce and Raissa De Haas are launching a female mentoring scheme to support women looking to build a career in the bar and drinks industry.
School of Management’s Assistant Professor, Dr Laura Claus has been conducting innovative research around the continual lack of gender equality in sports, from pay and investment to overall appreciation and fanbase.
UCL School of Management’s BSc Information Management for Business (IMB) students were given the opportunity to learn more about the digital transformation strategy of AXA from UK Operations Manager, Christina Albert.