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Financial Times launches MBA Newslines

New annotations tool for professors and students

The Financial Times today announces 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.”

Visit mbanewslines.ft.com for more information.

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For further information please contact:

Andrew Green
Communications Coordinator, the Americas
T: 212-641-6357
E: andrew.green@ft.com

Kristina Eriksson
Head of Communications, EMEA
T: +44 (0) 20 7873 4961
E:  Kristina.Eriksson@ft.com

Azmar Sukandar
Head of Communications, Asia Pacific
T: (+852) 2905 5519
E: azmar.sukandar@ft.com

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 585,681 (Deloitte assured, 4 April 2011 to 3 July 2011) and a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.1 million people worldwide (PwC assured, May 2011). FT.com has 4 million registered users and 247,000 paying digital subscribers. The newspaper, printed at 23 print sites across the globe, has a global print circulation of 344,583 (ABC, September 2011).

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