Business School In India

India is fast emerging as a lucrative market for executive education for global business schools. After Harvard business school recently conducted its first ever executive education program in India. Its now the turn of oxford university’s said school of business to announce its initiative in India. Due to its present business environment, the Indian market … Continue reading “Business School In India”

India is fast emerging as a lucrative market for executive education for global business schools. After Harvard business school recently conducted its first ever executive education program in India. Its now the turn of oxford university’s said school of business to announce its initiative in India.

Due to its present business environment, the Indian market is ripe for executive education programs. Indian companies are looking at developing general and senior management skills. Companies are internationalizing so fast that they need skills to run not just domestic, but international operations as well.

The first program that the said school will launch in India is its flagship advanced management programme (AMP), which aims to help participants deal with global challenges, organizational challenges, leadership issues and in planning for the future. The school is investing one million pounds to develop the India advanced management program, which will be suitably customized for an Indian audience. Eventually, the school also hopes to launch the oxford strategic leadership program, a program in project management, one in negotiations and some customized programs in finance and operations management.

There are two directions the AMP (Advanced Management Program) can possibly take in India. It can either be an open enrollment program or one focused on an industry vertical.

Currently the AMP runs twice a year in oxford and once in Saudi Arabia. The program costs twenty thousand pounds. However in India it will cost just eleven thousand as the remainder will be paid for by our benefaction, said by program director. The program will involve Indian case studies and will subsequently also include Indian faculty members. Eventually, we will have eighteen oxford faculty members and about two or three from India, besides a mix of tutors.

You can also find some other top universities India to start your future with. There are lots of business colleges and universities in India providing the same. So what are you waiting for… don’t confuse to select you college or university any more. Visit to have a look on top and best colleges and universities in India.

Source by Adam Sturo

A Harvard Law School Takes a look at Prenuptial Agreements

What is The Reason that Most People, Don't Have a Prenuptial Agreement?

A recent release of a paper by a Harvard Law School Olin Fellow explains that about 5 percent of married people have such an agreement, although the facts are that more then 50 percent of marriages end up in a divorce. This Harvard Law graduate explains what she has discovered.

What Inspired Her to Research the Facts on Prenuptial Agreements?

The facts are that more then half of marriages terminate and these once loving couples end up in divorce court, and a microscopic 5 percent have prenuptial agreements in place. Most of the perspective mates upon deliberation decide that if they bring the possibility of a prenup up to there would be intended, it suggests that they are planning for divorce, she connected. She would investigate why couples were not protecting themselves with prenuptial agreements.

What is the Reason Couples Contemplating Marriage, don't have a Prenuptial Agreement?

The two main reasons that prevent people from asking their perspective partner to sign to a prenuptial agreement.

First of all, as stated previously the majority of couples feel it predicts doom to suggest a prenuptial agreement to their perspective partner. Rumor has it that when Jennifer Lopez asked Ben Affleck to agree to a prenup, Ben Affleck ended the relationship.

The other reason is the majority of couples believe that in spite of the statistics showing that more then half of all marriages end in divorce, it will never happen to them. They believe their there love will overcome any possible obstacles that can occur in their relationship and that their foundation is unbendable and more stable then most people, and divorce will never happen.

Is it true as the courts have stated that prenuptial agreements are not absolutely contrary to promoting the stability of marriage?

The reality is a Prenuptial Agreement can create a situation where the marriage will be more difficult to terminate rather then easier to end. You can design a prenup that states divorce can not happen unless a travesty has occurred, like being unfaithful or whatever you decide is important as a couple. And in contrast, the majority of states accept no fault divorce.

Is it a fact that when prenups have additional instruction besides divisions of assets and state specific provisions when a divorce can occur, be upheld in court.

To the best of my understanding this type of Prenuptial Agreement has not been tested in divorce court. In past years every state insisted that a spouse show fault before a divorce could be granted. But there are states that accept an agreement for a "covenant marriage" where one spouse will be required to show fault before filing for divorce. It would be unlikely that any court would limit a couple's prenup because it has requirements for a divorce.

Are children of divorce more likely to have a Prenuptial Agreement before they marry?

Shocking as it seems, the answer is no! As stated previously the reasons couples don't have a prenup in place is not logical but emotional. Neither partner wants to create a situation that predicts doom. There are also other significant factors that should be mentioned. 1) If one of the partners has wealth, it is likely they will insist on a prenup. If you are married it is unlikely you will ask for a prenup. 3) Women will usually not insist on a prenup.

Would you suggest that Prenuptial Agreements be Mandatory?

It is important to understand why a prenuptial agreement is a win, win situation for both parties. After examining the research above, I would recommend a prenup. A mandatory prenuptial agreement would be beneficial to couples. It would eliminate that uncomfortable discussion of bringing up the matter because everyone would be required to deal with it as a matter of law, even if they feel they will never divorce. Also the practice may eliminate unrealistic optimism of what the future may bring. Since everyone that marries will have a prenuptial agreement it will create a smoother transition into marriage. If this law was in place perhaps Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck would still be together?

Source by Jeffrey Broobin

The Intake Process

Success is easier when you have the right starting point. Does your client intake process give you the right starting point for success?

At an annual retreat recently, one of our clients started with the question:

Who should we serve?

The attendees came up with a list of 15 attributes to describe the client. When the attributes were placed in a priority sequence it created a valuable profile of the person who needs their services.

The profiled client is different from the one they are currently serving. Their current client is more accurate represented by the phrase "someone interested in their services". Of course, that is a very important attribute. You will only be successful if your client is willing to work with you. So "being willing" must be the first check mark on the intake form but not the only criteria. After "being willing" they have 15 other criteria.

This process will allow them to specialize on a specific group. The specialization will create a uniqueness that will help with attracting diversity, volunteers, and the right staff.

It will make the process of serving the clients more difficult. They have selected a very challenging segment of society to serve. However, the narrowness of the group means they can focus all of their energy on the specialization and eliminate the need for a broad range of services.

Now they are in the process of assessing the current clients to determine how many fit the new profile. The following step will be to develop a process that tightens the entry requirements over the next several years to ensure they are serving the appropriate people.

As they transition to the new profile, they will be gradually building strength and depth of services. They will avoid losing any current client and the potential income from serving those clients.

For most parochial schools, now is the time to be recruiting new students. Do you have a profile for the student you are best able to serve?

Some of the Christian schools we are aware of are very interested in gathering as many new students as possible. They are less concerned with how well the student fits the profile of their most successful students. As a result, their success with a particular student is hard to predict, parents are often less pleased than they could be, and balanced are unsure about the value of the school.

In one school, only about 55% of the students were creating a positive reputation for the school. More than 85% of the students were outperforming their public school counterparts in academics. However, in the areas that distinguished the school from the surrounding public schools (character development, faith formation, etc.), success was less impressive. It is the non-academic areas, which justify the tuition and build a private school's reputation.

Harvard is expensive. Many schools use the same textbooks as Harvard, so the knowledge one learns there is also available at other less expensive schools. The tuition at Harvard is justified by what the graduate does with their life after Harvard. The ones who achieve the most receive the most value from their Harvard education (tuition) and do the most to build Harvard's reputation.

The goal of a parochial education is seldom to go on to Harvard and add to Harvard's reputation. Many Christian schools turn around troubled teens, give a child confidence and self-esteem, provide a safe learning and development environment, or do something else noble. However, if 80% of the students come from stable and healthy families only 20% have the potential to build your reputation. A 20% success rate (if you can be 100% successful) is unlikely to build the reputation necessary to attract significant donor support or increase enrollment.

Next Step:

  • Develop an intake process that will confirm that your prospective students fit the profile
  • Develop a transition plan that changes the population of those you serve to be dominated by those you want to serve
  • Develop a donor cultivation plan that will ensure that growth in donor support parallels the change in student population
  • Develop a student tracking system that will document your success when serving the targeted population

Sustainability comes from providing superior service. The reputation for superior services requires the majority of the clients be in the group that needs your services the most.

How soon will the majority of your students be having the success that creates the reputation of your organization aspires to have?

Source by Don Currie

Accept Credit Card at Trade Show

Are you wondering whether to accept credit card at trade show options? You know how it goes. You register for a show, set up your booth, and over the course of the event you find that lots of customers want to buy your products. If you are stuck making change for cash payments or trying to decide whether to accept a personal check, you could spend a lot of time and lose many customers in the process. Those who prefer to pay by plastic will head to your competitors 'booths where they can swipe a card and be on their way in a few moments' time. With a credit payment processor, you can be the one swiping the plastic and ringing up the sale. So how can you get set up to receive credit card payments at a trade show? It all starts with a merchant services account.

If you are exploring whether to accept credit card at trade show capabilities, you should consider opening a merchant services account. Many banks or other financial institutions offer this commercial-grade company account. They will often let you submit an application over the Internet at their Websites and get back to you with an answer in a day or two. When your application is approved, you can take advantage of the great financing options that the bank will provide in underwriting a credit processing account so that you can accept credit card payments from your customers either on-site or at a remote location, such as a trade show. Simply buy, lease, or rent a wireless credit processor and take it with you to the show. Your customers will love the convenience of using plastic over cash, and you will love adding up profits at the end of the day.

When you decide to accept credit card at trade show options, your journey into e-commerce should be smooth and clear. If a problem should arise, you can report it to the service technician who is responsible for maintaining your equipment. If you buy the unit outright, however, you may want to consider purchasing an accompanying service agreement in case a glitch should develop. Take your wireless unit to the trade show with you, set it up in a safe place where it won't fall or get damaged, and put up a sign, if you have one, alerting customers to this credit paying option. If you also have a company Website, you may want to hand out fliers with your Web address on it so they can visit online to make additional purchases, using their credit card paying ability at that location as well, assuming you have set up your site to receive secure credit payments.

Going to the trade shows is a great way to see and be seen by customers and competitors. Imagine taking your credit processing equipment to facilitate sales while there. Give some serious thought to reasons that will benefit both company and clients as to why you should accept credit card at trade show options.

Source by Shane Penrod

The Harvard Goals Survey

The "Harvard Goals Survey" often comes up in personal development writing and most of the big name Guru's quote it. The survey explains the importance of writing your goals down. Yet I doubt very much that you will ever find a copy. So I have pieced together most of what I have learnt about it over the years into this article.

The Harvard Goals Survey.

The details vary a little depending on who is describing it, but it more or less goes like this; In 1952 or 1953 at Harvard University (although some tell it as Yale University) a detailed and comprehensive survey was conducted of the Harvard seniors leaving that year. This survey asked questions about the student's time in education, their background, beliefs, attitudes and plans for the future, as I said a detailed and comprehensive survey. About half way through this survey we get to the question, have you set goals? And 10% said that they had. Then the next question was. If you have set goals, have you written them down? To this question only 3% had written their goals down.

Twenty years later, it was decided to contact all the students that took part in the original survey before and get them to take part in another updated survey about their lives now. So they tried to contact as many of the students as they could, many were spread all around the world by then and one or two had died. They managed to complete the second survey, and then made comparisons between the two surveys. When they looked at the two questions on goals, the 10% that had set goals had all reached them, but the really striking thing was the 3% that had set their goals and written them down were worth more financially then all the rest of the 97% combined.

There are two conclusions to be drawn from this –

First, it is very important to write your goals down. In some way that gives your goals a special power and energy; which leads to greater results.

Second, in some way whether they know it or not, the 97% are actually helping the 3% to get what they want. Or to put it another way, they are actually working for the 3%; the professional goal setters. So it is vital when you set a goal to write it down.

Some years back when I first started studying mind and achievement, I thought that I had better find a copy of the Harvard Goals Survey, so I went to my computer and looked for it on the internet, but I could not find it. A few names and articles kept coming up, but I could not find the Harvard Goals Survey. I am persistent, so every now and then I would spend about half an hour or so looking for it, yet I could not find it. I put into the search engine every little thing I could think of relating to this survey. Then one day I found a chat room, full of people looking for the Harvard Goals Survey and none of them could find it. They were not happy. They were calling the big name Gurus and writers who quote this survey, liars! They were calling the Harvard Goals Survey an urban myth! They believed the survey to be fictitious. I thought on this for some time, but it did not sit well with me. I know the work well of many of these people that they were so quick to call liars, and the term did not match those people at all. I thought to myself, surly the number one lesson from personal development is to have a positive mental attitude and here was this chat room full of negative people winging and moaning. So I carried on looking and thinking about the survey.

Then it dawned on me why I and all these other people could not find the Harvard Goals Survey. There never was a survey by the title of, Harvard Goals Survey, no one had actually ever said that there was, yet that is what it is known as. There were two separate surveys, twenty years apart, with unknown names. The Harvard Goals Survey as it became known is just findings; between two questions in two surveys.

The Harvard Goals Survey has been called an urban myth by many, so let's look for the truths in it. For me, I do not now need to find a copy of the so called Harvard Goals Survey to find the truth within it. The truth is a dream lives in your mind. You can in your mind turn a dream into a goal, but the truth is that nearly always the very next step is to write your goal down. It does not matter how you do that, the written word, a sketch, diagram, list or plan. Unless it is a very small goal, something that you can just get up and go and do, then you have to put pen to paper in some way. A written goal then, for the first time, has a physical presence in this world. For the first time your written goal has a three dimensional form. You can pick it up, turn it, fold it and view it in different ways. When you write your goals down, your goals have actually started their manifesting journey towards completion.

Here are the truths within the survey.

• It is a truth that you have to nearly always write your goals down in order to take them forward.
• It is a truth that the biggest achievers in the population are only a small percentage of it.
• It is a truth that you will not find a survey that contradicts the Harvard Goals Survey.
• It is a truth that you will not find a survey that says do not set goals and do not right them down.
• It is a truth too many people do just what everyone else does and they get the average result, like the majority did in the survey.

So we could get all negative about the Harvard Goal Survey, and call it a myth. Or we can remember the number one lesson from personal development, to have a positive mental attitude. So look at how the truths and messages in the Harvard Goals Survey can help you and join the 3%, the professional goal setters.

Source by Tony Brassington

College Visit – Caution

Here are the 4 key objectives of a first college visit; this assumes you will be impressed with the results of your visit, which will require a second visit with a different strategy.

1. Show up unannounced. You want to witness first-hand how flexible and accommodating admission people can be so that your gut instincts will help determine your first impressions. It'll also tell you how hard the college works on making first good impressions.

2. Ask for the name of the admissions person who handles your geographical area. This is your contact person for future email contacts . Try to meet that person, introduce yourself, and get a business card. It would be wicked cool to trade business cards, so I would get one created with only your name, address, email address, and phone number.

If the college does not assign admissions people on a geographical basis, ask for a business card from one of them and make that person your contact.

3. Ask about the school's retention rate : "What percentage of freshmen return after the freshman year?" When you get home, look on the school's website to see if the figure matches what you heard. If the answer is a high retention rate, you want to ask a follow-up question: "Is it because of a proactive college policy to recruit a diverse student body that includes non-A students, or does the school focus on the A students who almost always account for a high retention rate? "

These 2 questions will give you a sense of the school's orientation or philosophy of recruitment. If you're not comfortable with the answer, move on to another campus.

4. Ask the killer question that will be most difficult to answer , and as a parent you have a moral obligation to ask it. If the school is going to ask you to spend thousands of dollars, you want to demand an answer to this question: "Because campus safety is in the news all the time, how and when can I get access to the campus police's records of crime on this campus for the past 12 months? "

This could be a real curve ball question, but you don't care. Listen carefully to how your question is answered. If the answer sounds too practiced or too routine, such as, "Any incidents or crimes on campus are public record. You can call the local police to get that information." If you hear this answer, you're being lied to. The local police do not record all the campus's incidents because the college wants to keep any real crimes quiet if they can. The most convenient reason to have a campus police force is to hide any potential public relations or image problems that could damage the school's effort to recruit if disclosure of all crimes is made.

Uncomfortable Fact: Colleges are a business, and image is everything.

Student tour directors are programmed to tell you what you want to hear. Which is why I detest planned tours. You get far better information from students sitting at a dining hall table. But if you take a tour with a young and enthusiastic robotic tour guide, you need to ask questions they don't hear; However, do not be surprised to hear other parents ask these 3 mind-boggling questions:

1. How's the food here?

2. What are laundry facilities like?

3. Do students get enough sleep?

Colleges witness parents asking what they view as really dumb questions. These are the equivalent of asking, "Do you have running water?"

If you're touring a college that requires $ 40,000 a year, you need to ask tough questions. If you don't get the satisfactory answers WITH FOLLOW-UP research, perhaps another college will be glad to help you.

Comfortable Fact: There are over 4,000 colleges and universities out there, and you are in the driver's seat to choose, not the colleges. They know it, but they won't tell you that they know it.

It's a game – a game you can win.

Source by Paul Hemphill