This week’s Twitter roundup of happenings in the business school world includes new findings from the Executive MBA Council, a gift from the founder of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters that will transform a sleepy business school in Vermont, and a bomb threat at Texas A&M University that shut down the campus.
Call center workers in Shanghai allowed to work from home four days a week ended up being more productive and happier than their co-workers who worked in the office, according to a new study out of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (@StanfordBiz, 10/22).
Robert Stiller, founder of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), has given a $10 million gift to Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., the largest in the school’s history. The school will rename its business school the Robert Stiller School of Business (@ChamplainColleg, 10/22).
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business will hold its annual European conference this week at ESADE in Barcelona, Spain. Panels will include talks on the ramifications of the financial environment in Europe on higher education, and sustainability and corporate social responsibility (@ESADE, 10/22).
Maria Teresa Del Rosario, a second-year MBA student at American University’s Kogod School of Business, blogs about four things she wishes she had known before starting business school (@KogodBiz, 10/18).
Sarah Ramsey, director of recruitment and admissions at the University of California, Irvine’s Merage School of Business, offers thoughts on the MBA admissions process and tips on how to prepare oneself to apply to business school (@UCIrvine_MBA, 10/18).
Tim Calkin, a professor of marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, has published a new book called Defending Your Brand, which shows business leaders how to safeguard their companies against competitors (@KelloggSchool, 10/17).
The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers has named Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business as the winner of the 2012 Award for Exceptional Contributions in Entrepreneurship Research (@KelleySchool, 10/17).
A new Executive MBA Council report shows that executive MBA programs around the world are increasing their use of technology, expanding their alumni and corporate outreach, and boosting scholarship support (@EFMDNews, 10/16).