Future leaders should be armed with all the business tools that are offered through taking an MBA course.
I was fortunate to be able to attend the launch earlier this month of the APSCo/Henley Business School MBA programme tailored to the international recruitment industry. As someone who took a year out some 20 years ago or so to study for an MBA, and having now worked in recruitment for over 15 years with some success, the launch event got me thinking.
The industry is changing rapidly. The pace of change driven by globalisation, technology and changing candidate and client demands continues to accelerate. It is perverse that just as Web 2.0 technology and social media are reducing the cost of starting up a new business, the increasing demands of clients for complex solutions involving a package of services, often across national boundaries from proven suppliers, is actually creating barriers to entry to our market that I have not seen before.