Media Coverage 2013

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Media Coverage 2013

December

European Business Schools
Features the Business School’s ranking in the FT
The Financial Times, 2 December

British companies likely to scale up investments in India
Features an interview with Professor Gerry George about the scaling up investments in India.
CNBC India, 2 December

New Imperial MSc Programmes: A Fast-Track To Finance Careers
Features an interview with Professor James Sefton about the Business School’s new finance programmes.
Business Because, 17 December

When Do Fund Managers Deserve Coal In Their Stockings?
Mentions the £20.1 million gift from Brevan Howard to the Business School.
Forbes, 26 December

Private equity toasts an ‘IPO record
Mentions management buyout research conducted by the Business School
The Times, 29 December

November

Top finance experts to head Imperial’s Brevan Howard Centre
News story on the appointments of Professors Franklin and Douglas Gale to lead the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis.
The Financial Times, 11 November

Scholarly Centre Focused on Financial Stability Poaches Academic Powerhouses
News story on the appointments of Professors Franklin and Douglas Gale to lead the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis.
The Wall Street Journal, 11 November

Does university management matter?
An opinion piece by Professor Carol Propper about her research on the management of universities
The Guardian, 12 November

SME: Is An MBA Essential To Startup Success?
Business Because, 13 November

Record Number of US Grads Shun MBA Jobs To Become Entrepreneurs
Features comments made by a former MBA student about how entrepreneurial venture
Business Because, 15 November

MBA Jobs: Imperial Students Given A Boost By Top US Financial Experts
News story on the appointments of Professors Franklin Allen and Douglas Gale to lead the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis.
Business Because, 18 November

Studying online opens up a new world of opportunity
Mentions the Business School’s MBA offering
The Daily Telegraph, 22 November

Keynes’s new heirs
Mentions the appointments of Professors Franklin Allen and Douglas Gale to lead the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis.
The Economist, 22 November

Meet the dean: Anand Anandalingam
An interview with Professor G. ‘Anand’  Anandalingam about his plans for the Business School
The Financial Times, 22 November

London developers risk being squeezed as market cools
Features comments made by Alexander Michaelides about the impact of increasing land prices on developers
The Irish Sunday Independent, 24 November

October

Oxford University dons to strike?
Mentions research carried out by the Business School which shows that universities generate anything from 30 to 60 billion pounds per year.
The Independent, 1 October 2013

Last on
An interview with Professor Richard Green about Ed Miliband’s proposal to regulate energy prices.
BBC Radio Scotland, 3 October

How online and part-time MBAs compare with full-time study
Mentions comment made by Professor Dorothy Griffiths about online and part-time MBA’s
City AM, 17 October

US reticence is UK opportunity for partnership with China
A letter Professor G. ‘Anand’ Anandalingam wrote about the opportunity for the UK to form partnerships with China.
The Financial Times, 18 October

Is the U.S. Missing Out on Chinese Investments?
An interview with Professor G. ‘Anand’ Anandalingam about Chinese investments in the UK.
Bloomberg TV, 21 October

Inspired At Tesco, Imperial MBA Launches London Advertising Startup!
An interview with former MBA student Mike Follet about his start-up business
Business Because, 23 October

September

London riots drove men into the gym to ‘man-up’ but made women do less
Mentions Professor Carol Propper’s research on crime and its impact on walking.
The Evening Standard, 3 September 2013

Cut crime, boost health
Mentions Professor Carol Propper’s research on crime and its impact on walking.
BBC online, 4 September 2013

Crime stops us walking in our local area, study finds
Mentions Professor Carol Propper’s research on crime and its impact on walking.
The Daily Telegraph, 4 September 2013

We know what you did last summer
Mentions comments made by Colin Love about the Business School’s Summer School programme,
The Sunday Times, 8 September 2013

UK underinvesting in drug resistant infection research
Features an opinion piece written by Professor Rifat Atun about Britain’s spending on research into drug-resistant infections.
The Conversation, 13 September 2013

How to: read the FT Masters in Management ranking
Mentions the position of the Business School’s Masters in Management programme. The Business School has moved up to 12th place from 14th in the rankings of the top 70 MSc Management programmes in the country.
The Financial Times, 15 September 2013

Masters in management: Quick thinking for a rapid rise in Groupon
Mentions comments made by Rajen Ruparell, a recent graduate, about the benefits of studying a Masters in Manageement at the Business School.
The Financial Times, 15 September 2013

Analysis: Hedge funds enjoy post-crisis popularity with ‘safe’ image
Features a comment from Professor Robert Kosowki. The story also mentions Dr Juha Joenvaara and Mr Pekka Tolonen.
Reuters, 17 September 2013

The trickle-down technology of the America’s Cup
Mentions Dr Jan-Michael Ross and Dr Dmitry Sharapov who are reportedly seeking to use publicly available race data from the preliminary America’s Cup World Series to illustrate how tactical decisions on the water can be used in business situations, especially in winner-take-all-competitions.
Reuters, 17 September 2013

Masters in management: a student’s story
An opinion piece written by Yanjing Feng, a Masters in Management student, about studying at the Business School.
The Financial Times, 20 September 2013

The leading lights of business education
Mentions comments made by Dean Anand about Business education.
The Financial Times, 20 September 2013

How the NHS will look in 2030
Opinion piece written by Professor James Barlow about the NHS.
The Health Service Journal, 25 September 2013

August

Family firms best placed for survival
Mentions research carried out by the Centre for Management Buyout Research Centre, which shows that family businesses are more likely to succeed in a recession than big businesses.
FT Advisor, 1 August 2013

Is there a place for personal values in leadership?
Features comments made by Sankalp Chaturvedi about ethics and leadership.
The Guardian, 27 August 2013

July

The MBA – a degree of relevance for the 21st century?
Features an interview with Professor David Gann, Imperial College’s Vice President, leading Development and Innovation and Chair in Techonology and Innovation Management.

BBC Radio 4- Women’s Hour
Features an interview with Rahul Bansal, Associate for the Rajiv Gandhi Centre, about the Business School’s partnership with Her Equality, Rights and Autonomy.
BBC Radio 4-Women’s hour, 30 July 2013

June

Admap Prize 2013 – Thinking in 3D
Features an extract of an award-winning essay written by MBA student, Mike Follett. The essay is about how brands can maximise profit and do social good.
ADMAP, 1 June 2013

Take one philanthropist plus one hedge fund
Mentions the £20.1 million donation made by Hedge fund Brevan Howard over eight years to the Business School to set up a research centre in financial economics.
The Financial Times, 3 June 2013

Is regional policy a waste of time?
Features an interview with Professor Carol Propper, Chair in Economics.
BBC Radio 4 Analysis Programme, 3 June 2013

Delivering NHS savings − an HSJ roundtable
Features quotes from Professor James Barlow, Chair in Technology and Innovation Management, at the Business School.
Health Service Journal, 26 June 2013

Refinancing beats buyouts in climate of cheap debt
Mentions research carried out by the Centre for Management Buy out Research, which shows that The UK’s buyout market dropped in the volume and the value of deals in the first half of 2013.
The Financial Times, 30 June 2013

May

Never mind the triple-dip recession, the double dip may have been an illusion too
Mentions a paper written by Professor Jonathan Haskal that states the UK’s GDP is being understated by possibly as much as 0.5 per cent per annum.
The Daily Telegraph, 1 May 2013

The UK internet boom that blows apart economic gloom
Mentions a paper written by Professor Jonathan Haskel on the UK’s GDP.
The Daily Telegraph, 4 May 2013

Madrid’s health workers strike over hospital privatization
Features a quote from Professor James Barlow about the Spanish government’s plan to cut spending in healthcare.
Reuters, 7 May 2013

Big businesses need to learn survival lessons
Features a quote from Professor Mike Wright about his report on how family businesses can teach big business survival lessons.
BDaily News, 22 May 2013

Big business could learn survival lessons from family businesses according to a new repo
Features a quote from Professor Mike Wright about his report on how family businesses can teach big business survival lessons.
Real Business, 22 May 2013

Research in brief – 23 May 2013
Mentions Professor Mike Wright’s research on family businesses.
The Guardian Higher Education Network, 23 May 2013

Family firms ‘more likely to survive’ than others
An opinion piece written by Professor Mike Wright on his research into family businesses.
Public Service Europe, 28 May 2013

Communicating the Vision and Building the Leadership Team
A report on a keynote address given by Professor Nelson Philips.
Business Recorder, 29 May 2013

Why keeping it in the family makes brilliant business sense
Mentions Professor Mike Wright’s report into family businesses.
Northern Echo, 30 May 2013

April

Anandalingam to take helm at Imperial
Announcement of Professor G. ‘Anand’ Anandalingam as the new Dean of the Business School.
The Financial Times, 9 April

The $7 Helmet Hack That Could Save Firefighters’ Lives
Coverage on a recent Hackathon that was part of the Urban Prototyping Festival.
The Wall Street Journal, 23 April

‘Creative’ accounting switch promises an economic boost
Featured an interview with Professor Jonathan Haskel, Chair in economics,at Imperial College Business School, about Britain’s GDP.
The Times, 24 April

BBC Radio 4 Today programme
Professor Jonathan Haskel was interviewed about an alternative way to measure the UK’s GDP.
BBC Radio 4, 25 April (The interview starts 23 minutes into the programme)

BBC Radio 5 Live
Professor Jonathan Haskel was interviewed about the state of the UK’s economy.
BBC Radio 5 Live, 25 April

(The interview starts 1 minute and 38 seconds into the programme)

Boffins and bullets offer George Osborne hope on UK growth
Featured quotes from Professor Jo nathan Haskel about Britain’s GDP.
The Financial Times, 27 April

Bank of England economist predicts end to squeeze on household incomes
Featured an interview with Professor David Miles, Professor of Financial Economic s, about household incomes.
The Belfast Telegraph, 30 April

Our economy must get competitive to catch up with rest
reported on a recent visit by Professor Gerry George, Vice Dean of the Business School and Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre, to Queen’s University to discuss how to encourage businesses to better appreciate the range of innovation possibilities.
The Belfast Telegraph, 30 April

March

Johnson launches push for ‘smart city’
Mentioned Professor David Gann’s, Vice President, Development and Innovation, at Imperial College London, new role as chair of the ‘Smart London’ board.
The Financial Times, 4 March

Master’s course give graduates a degree of entrepreneurship
The article featured quotes from Cassie Gilbert, Head of Careers and Professional Development, and recent graduate Andre Nakkurt.
The Guardian, 5 March

Hedge Fund Donates $30 Million to Imperial College
Mentioned the £20.1 million donation made by Brevan Howard to set up a finance centre.
The New York Times, 11 March

Brevan Howard gives £20.1m to Imperial College
Mentioned the £20.1 million donation made by Hedge fund Brevan Howard over eight years to the Business School to set up a research centre in financial economics.
The Financial Times, 11 March

Entrepreneurship Program Gives Trafficked Women a Fresh Start
Mentioned the Business School’s extended five year partnership with Her Equality, Rights and Autonomy (HERA) organisation to help previously trafficked women in the world of business. The article featured a quote from MBA programme Manager, Hamza Siddiq.
Bloomberg Businessweek, 22 March

Are edutech startups plugging an innovation gap in our universities?
Featured comments from Dr Catherine Mulligan, Research Fellow at the Business School, about technological innovation.
The Guardian, 27 March

February

Five Developing Nations Join to Fight Drug-Resistant TB
Featured a comment made by Professor Rifat Atun, Head of the Health Management Group, about five developing nations Joining to Fight Drug-Resistant TB.
The Wall Street Journal- Europe edition, 3 February

Have young people never had it so bad?
Featured a comment by Professor James Sefton, Professor of Economics about the economic difficulties facing young people.
BBC News Magazine, 5 February

How will our future cities look?
Featured comments made by Professor David Gann, head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Deputy Principal for Research and Business Engagement, about how our future cities will look like.
BBC News Technology, 17 February

How a finance masters could land you a job
Mentioned the employability of the Business School’s MSc Finance students.
City A.M, 28 February

January

Reviving the “golden age”
Mentions the £20.1 million gift from Brevan Howard to the Business School
The Economist, 2 January

Doctoring the sick SOEs
Features Professor Nelson Phillips comments on bringing in new leaders.
Business Recorder, 8 January

Attend a book launch
Mentions the launch of a book written by Professors David Gann and Nelson Philips.
The Financial Times, 12 January

Studying online Imperial College London to mentor BML Munjal University
Business Today, 12 January

Hero Group’s varsity to open doors this July
A news story about the Business School’s partnership with the Hero Group.
The Hindu Business Line, 12 January

Hero Group promoters setting up university in Haryana
Mentions the Business School’s partnership with the Hero Group.
Business Standard, 12 January

MBA Applicant Voice: London
Interviews with MBA students about what they look for when applying to a business school
Business Because, 14 January

MBA Rankings: Top Schools for Entrepreneurship
The Business School’s Entrepreneurship MBA was ranked 7th in the world.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 14 January

Shoul d teachers get performance relate d pay?
Professor Carol Propper, Professor of Economics, was interviewed by BBC Two Newsnight about performance pay for teachers.
BBC Two Newsnight, 15 January

The benefits and limitations of furthering your education
City AM profiles the statistics that shows respective 87 and 88 per cent of 2011 masters in finance and management graduates were employed within three months of completing the course.
City A.M, 17 January

MBA courses: Investment or liability?
Anjali Bakhru, Director for MSc Economics & Strategy for Business and the Full-Time MBA programme, took part in the Guardian’s live blog with prospective students about studying an MBA.
Guardian online, 21 January