Monthly Archives: November 2010

Vera Guerreiro, Tuck School of Business

Everyone complains about how the first year of an MBA programme goes by so fast and the second year even faster and time flies and the MBA has gone by in a flash. Read more

Miguel Suarez, IE Business School

It was a mildly cold and windy morning in Madrid when the whole Class of 2011 (November intake) met at the library and waited to get on the bus and head to Segovia, an old city declared World Heritage by Unesco where we would officially start our International MBA programme.

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Vera Guerreiro, Tuck School of Business

This week we had to rank our courses for the winter term. This is the first step of a little bit of Tuck magic that allows most students to take all the courses they are interested in during their time at Tuck. Read more

Jonathan Kay, University of Southern California Marshall school

So, did I overbid, allotting more than half of my points to one class? The answer is yes and no.

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Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

In my Operations Management class the other day we were talking about the concept of process flow, which my professor likened to the feeling that runners get when everything is functioning on all four cylinders and they feel as if they could go on forever. Read more

Thomas Gatley, Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management

Ethics have been a consistent focus at Tsinghua this semester. I was initially sceptical about the idea of a separate class to discuss ethics; ideally it should be a ubiquitous consideration throughout all other learning. Read more

Vera Guerreiro, Tuck School of Business

Everyone will tell you that an MBA is a great opportunity to meet and study among truly amazing people. It’s very true that in the beginning everyone has a moment where they think “am I the only one who hasn’t run a marathon yet?” But after a while it gets old and you stop noticing. Until a story like this shows up in the Financial Times one morning! Read more

Barbara O'Beirne, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business

In the early days you want to make the right impression: neat shirt, neat hair, clean shaven (where applicable), nice make-up (where applicable), big smile. They say that your MBA class are important future business contacts so we were all on our best behaviour for the first few weeks. Read more

Jonathan Kay, University of Southern California Marshall school

I just can’t gauge the market’s demand for Market Demand. And it’s ruining my appetite. I have 1,000 points at my disposal to bid on courses for the spring semester – my final semester of business school at USC Marshall.

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Seda Saracer, SDA Bocconi

Farewells and saying goodbye’s have always been hard on me. Though most of the time we close one chapter of our lives to set sail for something better, it is not always easy to leave people and memories behind. Especially if these memories form the best era of your life… Read more

Alanna Petroff, Saïd Oxford

Since the first day of orientation classes in September, all the men in my class have been buzzing about the upcoming month of Movember. Read more