Using the Financial Times, Alliance Manchester Business School helps students prepare for the corporate world
Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) is a prestigious global institution – one of the 1% of business schools with the ‘triple crown’ of accreditation by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.
MBS embraces an ‘Original Thinking Applied’ approach of turning theory into practice. To achieve this, it has to find ways to connect classroom lessons to real-world examples, bringing learning to life and encouraging independent thinking.
As part of the AMBS’ Financial Times Education Licence, two senior members of faculty had the FT Headline API widget installed in their Blackboard virtual learning environment. This allows users to choose the FT’s most relevant content and integrate it with their own applications and workflows.
Dr Matthew Allen (Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies and DBA Director) and Jiajia Liu (Lecturer in Asian Business and Organisation Studies) use this FT API widget because it offers students:
The senior lecturers find that FT content served this way supports AMBS’s ‘Original Thinking Applied’ approach by encouraging independent research, enhancing course understanding and making students more ‘corporate-ready’.