Manchester Business School CEO Nigel Banister Available for Interviews

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Banister in New York May 8-11 to support AACSB Accredited Manchester Business School Global MBA.

Data compiled in the Graduate Management Admission Council 2012 World Geographic Trend Report shows that prospective MBA students — US and international — increasingly look beyond traditional US programs — particularly to those founded or based in the United Kingdom, Canada, and India.

Nigel Banister, Chief Global Officer of Manchester Business School, will be in New York City May 8-11 to discuss this trend with alumni and prospective students. Mr. Banister will be available for interviews with business and education writers interested in trends toward global MBA programs, enrollment and recruitment.

“We live in a global age, and it is imperative that executives are able to operate in an international context, evolving in and leading multicultural teams, suppliers, contractors and clients,” says Mr. Banister. “In a global economy, corporations have a seemingly insatiable need for good managers. This is a trend that will only gather pace in the years to come.”

Mr. Banister has led the development of the Global MBA from Manchester Business School, a blended-format program connecting 3,500 students across seven MBS Global MBA centers: Manchester, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sao Paulo and Miami. Prior to this post, Mr. Banister has been involved in major online learning initiatives for UK Government and with Informatics Holdings Ltd – a Singapore listed company.

A Forbes story published last week shows that larger numbers of MBA candidates — domestic and international — seek more global exposure and content in programs, as well as recruitment and jobs post-graduation.

A recent Financial Times “Online Learning 2013” panel discussed how the blended format provides meaningful face-to-face contact, fertile ground for real and lasting network building. MBS has an alumni network of almost 50,000 graduates, spanning over 160 countries.

Mr. Banister will meet prospective students, along with Manchester Business School alumni and invited guests in New York on Thursday, May 9th at 6pm at the New York Hilton Midtown.

NYC Global MBA Event
Cocktail Mixer & Information Session
New York Hilton Midtown
May 9th, 2013
6 p.m.

Accreditation and Rankings
Manchester Business School is one of 672 member institutions that hold AACSB Accreditation, and one of a small and select group of institutions worldwide that is accredited by all three major bodies - AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS.

Global MBA Ranking
•The 2013 Financial Times survey ranks our MBA 5th in the UK, 11th in Europe and 29th in the world.
•The MBA Career Guide survey of international MBA recruiters places MBS 2nd in the UK, 7th in Europe and 15th in the world.
•MBS ranks 2nd in the world, outside the US, by Forbes. The Forbes rating uses return on investment (ROI) as its main measure, combined with feedback gathered from MBS' global alumni community.

About Nigel Banister, Chief Global Officer, Manchester Business School
Nigel is Chief Global Officer of Manchester Business School and has led the development of the school’s international strategy and network of overseas centers.

Nigel has extensive experience in transnational education markets and technology assisted learning. Prior to this post Nigel has been involved in major online learning initiatives for UK Government and with Informatics Holdings Ltd - a Singapore listed company.

Nigel also has over twenty years’ experience in the IT services industry in technical, marketing and general management positions. He was technical advisor to the London Stock Exchange and involved in the introduction of electronic trading in the UK. He was also CEO of the UK National Computing Center.

Nigel has served as a non-executive Director on various organization bodies and companies including two UK Training & Enterprise Councils; the UK Association of Research and Technology Organizations; the UK Computing Software and Services Association; Blackwell Publishers; Caspian Learning and the UK Rubber and Plastics Research Association.

About Manchester Business School Miami
Manchester Business School Miami provides MBA students with a truly unique program. Students enrolled in the part time global MBA program have the flexibility to study in an interactive online learning environment plus take part in face-to-face workshops with students from across the globe. Students have the option of attending all of their classes at the Miami-Americas center or they can combine their work in Miami with classes in Manchester, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Sao Paulo. No other global MBA program offers this unique mix of online flexibility plus international locations, faculty and students.

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