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These online programs are also meeting a growing demand from business leaders. According to a recent QS survey, interest in online learning has increased to a maximum of sixteen years, 2 percent, while interest in full-time MBA programs has been reduced to zero, 7 percent.

The combined number of people interested in online learning and distance learning is even higher, with 23.5%, driven mainly by better technology, greater availability and greater flexibility.

“There is a high degree of flexibility,” said Professor Mark Taylor, dean of WBS. “You can take a break in the angels. The speed of work and the family require it. It can decrease l. A. Speed ​​and can accelerate. There is a lot of flexibility. “

MBA applicants can also be seen more easily. The IE program, for example, offers personalization options that include the study language, the study format and a variety of different modules.

Students at the schools also combine weekly sales and video conferencing classes, reflecting the way angels in companies operate in an international real-world environment.

The FT classifications show that the profile of the participants also. Online MBA students are available in a wider range of industries: only 18 percent were in finance / banking or consulting before starting their program, compared to 38 percent of their full-time counterparts.

The motivations were also different. Meanwhile, most of the students in a full time student to obtain salary increases, the greatest motivation for students in the line is to develop their skills in management.

The increase in earnings ranked second in l. A. List of motivations, follow-up of the promotion within the company and l. A. Networking, which was left in a distant room.

Three years after l. A. Graduation, eighty percent of the angels.

Online MBA students are also older; 34 is the average Los Angeles average of FT respondents, which is approximately six years older than full-time students, and only 20 percent are female.

Online students are also chosen primarily for their professional experience. They are expected to contribute to the program and share their knowledge, in a manner more similar to executive MBA programs, which means that they are often more advanced than the full-time MBA.

One-third of online MBA respondents who held positions of advanced manager and advanced level before starting their course, compared to 15 percent of respondents to the 2014 FT MBA full-time survey .

Online programs also attract a wider audience, because of it. A. Flexibility of the structures of the programs. About ninety percent of IE students reside outside of Spain, while more than 50 percent of students in UK schools do not live in the United Kingdom.

The Imperial College Business School, based in London, launched a new Global MBA program based online last month. The dean of schools that want a global reach. “We will have students from different time zones that we will study together, despite the fact that they are not in the same place. We think this is a fantastic experience, “says Professor G. Anandalingam.

But only nine percent of registered students in schools reside outside the country. Seven of the nine state-based schools have 10 percent or fewer international students.

“I can not be a mass-market product, even if it has reached the four corners of the world,” added Dean Taylor of Warwick.

Only Thunderbird International Management School based in the USA. UU And the Los Angeles Kelley School of Business at Indiana University have a significant proportion of international students, 30% and 22% respectively, according to the FT ratings.

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They have become l. A. Europe’s response to Silicon Valley. The technological entrepreneurs are fighting for the initial survival in what is being called “technological city”; An area of ​​East London that has become home to hundreds of small and medium businesses, as well as renowned players such as Facebook, Google and Twitter.

As an entrepreneurial spirit becomes an increasingly popular choice for today’s business graduates, bypass traditional MBA jobs in an environment with like-minded people, for some, the way forward. Currently, there are only about 1,500 digital companies in the area, a large increase since 2010, when there were approximately 2 hundred.

And an MBA student sees the potential too. Bernhard Niesner, MBA graduate of IE Business School and CEO and co-founder of l. A. New company based in London, the hub that there is no better place for new companies in Europe.

“It is the best ecosystem at least in Europe and perhaps the world for a company like it. To our. “There is a large group of talents and many people with similar experience in what we are trying to do,” said BusinessBecause. 
The number of technology companies in London was reduced by 76% from 2009 to 2012, while in the quarter of Los Angeles technology as a whole grew by almost 17%, according to figures published in the Tech City Third Anniversary Report .

Employment opportunities during the same period increased by more than 16 percent; Now there are 582,000 people employed in the technology sector in London. In a world where MBA students are looking to enter start-up companies in record numbers, these numbers are encouraging.

“There is an incredible momentum in the technological and virtual area of ​​the United Kingdom. “The government has created a political landscape that has transformed Los Angeles scene of the launch in the UK”, the cube Joanna Shields, executive director of Tech City UK, an initiative backed by the Policy A. Britain that supports the start-up companies and encourages the investment in the area. 

Gordon Innes, CEO of London & Partners, l. A. Official promotion organization of l. A. City, hub that London is one of the “big cities” of the world for start-ups. “London offers great opportunities for smart technology companies that want to pursue innovative business strategies,” he says.

The main business schools have established a camp there. The School of Business of the Imperial College recently held a series of debates in which it was examined l. A. United Kingdom strategy for skills, knowledge and infrastructure for the future digital economy in Tech City.

Professor David Gann, vice president (Development and Innovation) at Imperial College London, says the UK can lead the next few days. “Through our world-class universities, the best companies and new digital companies, we can generate better opportunities in cities and create growth in the labor market,” he says.

Closer links with large companies have never been more important for MBA students, and the same goes for technology companies, large and small, cube los angeles Dr. Sionade Robinson, Associate Dean of MBA Programs at l. A. Cass Business School. “Be located in LA City of London.” ……… cube of it.

Cass, part of City University London, also has an incubator for her technology-minded MBA students, The Hangout. Parveen Dhanda, who helps direct day-to-day operations, says there are about 10 MBA students using the service.

“We provide an opportunity for students who have decided on a business concept to work in an environment with similar start-ups. At the end of your MBA program, we have developed more relationships and have had a better concept of how we want to advance your ideas, “she says.

Nicolai Schumann, a graduate of Cass MBA and founder of SME who used l. A. London School Incubator, bucket of “it’s all about collaboration” when it comes to starting a business.

Bennie Johnston, API Director at Just Eat Technology, based in Tech City, agrees. “Most of the time, the companies we collaborate with have been close to us, that makes things easier. It is a lovely place to meet like-minded people “, cube.

One of the main reasons for start-ups in London is to find the best talent. Steve Pateman, head of banking in the United Kingdom in Santander, said l. A. Last week there must be a significant cultural change to ensure that companies have access to the brightest graduates.

London TechMeetUps, a branch of the TechMeetUps organization that seeks to help develop new technology companies in major cities around the world, hold a job fair this week to help solve the problem. Dozens of entrepreneurs, most of them based in Tech City, addressed the audience of job seekers.

Bernhard de Busuu says finding the right talent is the biggest challenge your company has faced. They want to expand from about 35 to 50 employees and hired some MBA graduates last year. “Last year we moved to l. A. Company from Madrid to London, and to find the best talent, it is much easier to be in London. It was definitely the right decision of the angels for us to come here, “cube.

Jon Page, sales director of l. A. New Tech City company, Athena, explains that it is difficult to find the right employees. “This is where l. A. People want to work. It can be said comfortably, we would not have at least three of us. Half the team would not be here, “he told BusinessBecause.

Bennie from Just Eat Technology agrees. They expect to hire about 25 people by the end of 2014. “It’s a growing company and we’re struggling to find good people in the market,” he says.

But it is not only the hiring potential that brings MBA and technology entrepreneurs to the Silicon Valley of Europe. Financing is a key consideration for start-up companies, and rental offices in London are scheduled to reach a historic level in 2018, a measure that increases the investment levels of infrastructure investment and the demand of tenants and foreign investors.

London’s West End has just overtaken Hong Kong as the world’s most expensive place to rent offices, with a 14 percent increase in the cost of hiring a West End rental contract last year.

Knight Frank, the property consultant, said earlier this month that rentals in l. A. City and the West End could reach £ 75 per square foot and £ 120 square foot respectively in 2018. The recovery in demand for office space is largely attributed to the Los Angeles technology and media companies with large firm agreements By Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Ogilvy & Mather and News UK.

“New small-scale businesses have many opportunities for shared office space. But once you start to grow, it’s cheaper to be in it. A. City that is an office in the West End, “Bennie cube of Just Eat Technology.

Michael Ter-Berg, CEO of Thomson Screening, said that East London is a “center” for technology companies like his angels, which generates opportunities, networks and access to finance.

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“It is important to have access to networks and angels. It is showing that companies are successful and that there are going to be many more. We see that this happens here as it happened in Silicon Valley. “