A consortium of fourteen leading European research institutions, including CEU Business School's Center for Business and Society, has launched the project website for a unique research project that measures the impacts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): www.csr-impact.eu.
CEU Business School organised a conference titled “Hungary in the mirror” with the aim of facing the real Hungarian and global economic situation. At the event held in the middle of March public opinion leaders and experts tried to answer the question: To what extend does the current crisis question our perception of the world, and what are the ways out of it?
Over 100 people attended the conference, including ambassadors, public figures and representatives of the business community.
On March 17th 2010, the QS World MBA Tour will reach Budapest, offering an outstanding opportunity for MBA candidates to meet representatives of the world’s leading business schools. Professor Yusaf Akbar, Director of MBA Programs at CEU Business School, will lead this year’s Budapest MasterClass: “The Future of the Hungarian Economy after the Global Crisis: Myths, Realities and Implications”.
Visions and reflections from a cross section of Hungarian experts and influential policy makers
The crisis of 2008 has transformed the global economic landscape and, undoubtedly altered the global political forces. In many countries, the pace of growth has slowed considerably, the GDP has plunged dramatically in certain instances. The demise of strong institutions in a relatively short period has stunned the financial sector.
CEU Business School had an Open Day with 36 attendees on Thursday, January 21st which provided the opportunity to learn more about the Executive and Full-time MBA programs, meet members of faculty and alumni, and get experience with GMAT tests. CEU Business School also plans to organize a 3-day GMAT preparation course on the school premises in February and March with a special price for its own MBA applicants.
It has become a trend amongst some companies that the first refuge in an economic recession is to look at reducing costs in the quickest and easiest way possible. Invariably, the main method of doing this has been to reduce human capital cost and to cut training and development budgets. This action, however, contains a very real hidden cost, especially when related to key personnel, key specialists and high performing talent.
CEU Business School hosted an Alumni Reunion on 3 December 2009 involving students from the past 21 years, representing alumni from the very first intake in 1990 as well as current students from the MBA 21 class. The Reunion was preceded by the annual general meeting of the Executive Roundtable International Association (ERIA), founded by the Alumni of CEU Business School (formerly International Management Center) in 1992 who were the first in Hungary to earn an MBA degree. The aim of the Association is to support CEU Business School in carrying out its mission of delivering US style business education and combining that with the teaching of social, political, environmental and ethical aspects of the various markets. ERIA also organizes many professional events, partly together with the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum, and is chaired by Borbala Czakó, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to the United Kingdom.
As John Shattuck President-Rector of CEU announced, the Reunion was the first in a series of events called the „Inside CEU”, which aims at bringing together former and current students of the University for professional lectures and to nourish the personal relations.