IMC Graduate School of Business



3rd December 2001 Financial Times
IMC has appointed Ferenc Partos, 52, as its chief executive.
Mr Partos, who holds dual Hungarian and US citizenship, has conbined both academic and business roles in his 26-year career, with a special emphasis on telecommunications and the media.

15th Sept 2001Financial Times
Control and ownership of IMC was set to be transferred to the Central Euroopean University, an institution with which it shares buildings in the Hungarian capital.
The main backer of both the IMC and CEU is George Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire financier and philanthropist, who is Budapest to oversee the transfer.
The IMC move follows 18 months of uncertainty over the future of the school, following a problematic relationship with the Weatherhead School of Manabement, Case Western Reserve University., Cleveland. IMC has taught MBa courses accredited by Case Western since 1996, but Weatherhead had declined to continue the arrangement after 2003 following compaints about teaching standards and cheating in Budapest.
The CEU is an American university, accredited by the state of New York. This means the IMC will continue to award American MBA degree,' Prof Bartha said.

6th August 2001 Financial Times
Prof Trok, who only took the helm at IMC just over a year ago, resigned because his election to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences required time for research and administrative duties, says Paul Marer, MBA programme director at IMC. `Prof Torok remains associated with the IMC and the associated Central European University, and will continue to teach at both institutions. The IMC board will commerce and active search for a new dean in the near future', Prof Marer adds.

18th Sept 2000 Financial TImes
Watherhead School of Management, Ohio,has dissolved its four-year partnership with IMC.