Paul Marshall, CEO of The Association of Business Schools based in London, United Kingdom, surprised students and infused them with an air of optimism at a recent SCMS-Cochin Institute Industry Interaction session.
Marshall, who received his BA, MA and PhD from the University of Sussex, began his career as assistant planning officer at the university in 1997, assuming the post of assistant to the senior management group in 2001 and then becoming executive director of the 1994 Group of Universities in 2006.
He is currently a member of the BIS business schools taskforce and the board of EQUAL. Between 2009 and 2010 he chaired the national Creative and Media Diploma Development Partnership Higher Education Advisory Group and was a member of the Research Concordat Strategy and Executive Groups.
Viewed as highly articulate, confident, persuasive, able to motivate and communicate, Marshall is an experienced and innovative strategic planner with an expert knowledge of the education system in England.
He told his audience of SCMS students that he is confident about SCMS’ soaring even higher with its new school in London (SCMS is establishing a business school in London as part of it’s initiative to have a footprint in the global business management education sector. Dr. John Ryan, a highly accomplished academician, with several years of professional experience in academics and industry has been appointed as the Head of School.)
He said, “B-Schools help us understand the essence of real time business relations, which a book or Google cannot do,” noting their importance lies with their experienced staff and real time exposure.
Terming SCMS an “A” grade institute fulfilling all the essentials of a good B-School, he said there is great opportunity for international students in Britain and that should be optimally used for future progress.