Last week of MBA classes

This weeks see the last of the MBA classes for the academic year 2009-10. The class is Climate Change and the Challenge for Business, a class taught by my colleagues Sarah Ivory, Francisco Ascui, Craig Mackenzie and Lise Tole, all members of our Centre for Business and Climate Change. As you can imagine with the increased focus on protecting the environment this class is becoming ever more popular with the MBAs.

On a different note, this means that yet another year of MBA classes have come to an end. It’s always funny to see the realisation in people’s faces when you point out to them that they’ve competed their last MBA class. For those on the full-time MBA only the consultancy project still remains before focus is shifted to the final project. Students on the MBA in International Business are now at their exchanges in France, Spain, China, Singapore, USA and Canada. After that they’ll move on to their internships and then the final project.

Before we know it, it will be time to welcome a new class and many have already signed up. I very much look forward to meet them all in September.


Net Impact launch in Scotland

Today sees the launch of the professional chapter of Net Impact in Edinburgh.  The School is happy to host the launch, taking place at 7 Bristo Square at 5:30.  Net Impact will be launched in Edinburgh, and Scotland, by Jim Schoor, the Global Chairman of Net Impact.  President of the Edinburgh Chapter is Sarah Ivory from the School.

Net Impact is a global network of professionals who want to use business to have a positive impact on the world, through approaches such as Corporate responsibility.  You can read more about Net Impact on