Jim Barry,  chief investment officer of  BlackRock Alternative Investors. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Jim Barry, the Irishman promoted earlier this year to investment chief at US asset management giant BlackRock’s alternative investments unit, has no p(...)

Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

Recently compiled rankings found that, on average, female participation in top Executive MBA (EMBA)  programmes is just 28 per cent.  Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

When you think of a person with a master’s in business administration (MBA), what image springs to mind? Sharp suit? High powered job? A man? If the (...)

The business of MBAs

It is competitive to get into, extremely hard work and it can be very expensive indeed. Why, then, is a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) su(...)