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Oct 3
Mona School of Business celebrates 10 with new website
  The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) marks its 10th anniversary with a new-look website in a celebration of innovation and excellence. With a bold and modern look featuring greater visual consistency and standardisation, the new design allows for more streamlined menus and easier navigation and offers an improved mobile experience. They focussed on simplifying and updating content, providing more resources for students and providing a modern, fresh look for th ››Read More
Mona School of Business and Management launches New Website
Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) is pleased to announce the launch of the newly redesigned website. The website redesign is a key component of the School’s Digital Transformation agenda as the website is the digital gateway to the School and supports our engagement with stakeholders including; current and prospective students, faculty, administrators, alumni as well as members of the Business community and the general public.  With a bold and modern look, featuring g ››Read More
MSBM’s MBA Programme Re- Accredited By Prestigious International Accreditation Body, Association of MBAs (AMBA)
The MBA programme offered by Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) of the University of the West Indies, Mona has been re-accredited by the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA) for a period of five years, which is the longest period offered by the AMBA. This re-accreditation confirms the MSBM’s place among the top 2% of business schools globally as AMBA’s accreditation is internationally recognised as the global standard for all MBA, MBM and DBA programmes. Students, High ››Read More
Mona School of Business and Management receives AMBA re-accreditation and confirms itself in the top 2% of Business Schools globally
Mona School of Business and Management at the University of the West Indies has officilly received re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education, demonstrating its continuing commitment to excellence in management education. Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current MBA students and recent MBA alumni of Mona School of Business and Management are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of ››Read More
Family-owned business: Exploring familiness
Family-owned businesses, FOBs, face the challenge of managing the escapable interactions between family members and business. This is made more difficult when there is the insistence in employing family members under any circumstance. This has led to discussions on familiness at different levels of the FOBs. Familiness is a construct that refers to the set of resources available to the firm because of family involvement. Resources include human (reputation and experience), organis ››Read More
Lawrence Nicholson: The invisible hand in family businesses needs to be visible
The long and storied history of family-owned businesses, FOBs, has been plagued by the hurdle of not always recognising the real influence in many successful family ventures – the ‘invisible hand’ of the woman. The role and influence of women in FOBs are more than the relic of the past, where, inter alia, women were denied loans from financial institutions to start or support businesses, unless such agreement was signed or co-signed by their husbands or male partners. This was ››Read More
Skills for the Future graduate reaps rewards
Javaughn Douglas, a recent graduate of the Flow Foundation’s Skills for the Future digital literacy programme, is ready to put his training to good use after being selected for an internship with technology company Fujitsu. Douglas, who was the valedictorian and top overall student with an average of 99.6 per cent for the second cohort of graduates in April, will gain valuable experience as a data entry clerk. He said the Skills for the Future programme played a tremendous role in ››Read More
Delroy Hunter | The cost of using fiscal councils to achieve discipline
Jamaica is in the process of establishing a fiscal council, an entity tasked with assisting the government in conducting more fiscally responsible operations. If the government emulates the best in class, then the local fiscal council should be a legally and operationally independent entity that assesses government’s forecasts of revenues and expenses, develops its own forecasts, makes possibly binding recommendations on matters of fiscal policy, and robustly communicates with t ››Read More
450 graduate from FLOW Skills for the Future programme
The FLOW Foundation recently graduated 450 students from its second cohort of the Skills for the Future Programme. The recent graduation now brings the total to almost 600 Jamaicans that have successfully completed the programme, many of whom are employing the skills they have learnt in their daily lives. Kayon Mitchell, executive director of the FLOW Foundation, commended the graduates for their commitment to improving themselves. The graduates included high school students as w ››Read More
Lawrence Nicholson | Family business governance is critical
    Good governance is critical for effective generational transition and sustainability of family-owned businesses, FOBs, and goes beyond boards of directors and advisory boards. There is the need to adopt a family governance framework to address the ad hoc, disorganised and informal approach to governance observed in many FOBs The framework refers to joint decision-making among family members, structures and processes that families use to guide their relationships within th ››Read More
The UWI and University of Waterloo, Canada sign a Student Mobility Agreement to facilitate Exchange of Students
            The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Canada’s University of Waterloo (UW) have renewed a landmark student mobility agreement. After finalising the details of the arrangement in 2021, officials of the two Universities met virtually on Thursday May 5 for the symbolic signing of the agreement. The agreement strengthens opportunities for internationalizing educational programmes through student mobility initiatives, aimed at developing global citizenship ››Read More