The Financial Times has announced the launch of MBA Newslines, an annotations tool on FT.com for Master of Business Administration (MBA) professors and students. MBA Newslines enables faculty members to easily integrate FT news into their course programs, thereby connecting current events with course principles and helping students to better understand different business cultures.
With MBA Newslines, professors can comment on any FT.com article and share notes with students, so they can explain the implications of news stories, start class discussions and build case study materials. Features of the service include:
Professors can choose to make their annotations visible exclusively to their students or to the entire MBA Newslines community. The comments appear alongside the article on FT.com.
After students receive an annotated article from their professor, they have the ability to add comments that will be visible to the rest of their class.MBA Newslines users will also receive a daily email of five articles deemed relevant to MBA candidates, as chosen by Financial Times editors.
MBA faculty members and students at universities with an FT Education License will have access to MBA Newslines.
Caspar de Bono, managing director of FT Business, said: “This is a practical way of bringing an international perspective into the curriculum at a time when global issues are of increasing importance to schools, students and employers. FT.com brings world business to one place and this annotation service enables faculty and students to share their different perspectives as part of that community.”