Monthly Archives: December 2010

Tyler Marcus, Fuqua School of Business

Discussing ethical lapses in the business community has become the zeitgeist – the talk becomes so ubiquitous that the original wrongdoings get lost amidst a flurry of excessively personal coverage. 

Jonathan Kay, University of Southern California Marshall school

It’s hard to celebrate something, when it has only just begun. But that feels like it’s the task at hand. A good friend dropped by my apartment after finals, so we could begin writing the script, live sketches and videos for our 100 Days celebration – marking the countdown to the end of business school. 

Miguel Suarez, IE Business School

You can get all the hard information about a business school off their website, but the daily routine of an MBA student is quite hard to imagine in detail unless you go and visit the school. How are the class and groups composed? What is it like to do an MBA on a daily basis? How are the classes structured throughout the day? 

Pranay Harsh, Wharton School

For past few months I have been trying to decide which area I’d like to focus on when it comes to choosing my major. As of now, the “official” majors that I am most interested in are entrepreneurship and marketing. 

Wendi Li, Insead Singapore

Given that I studied business as an undergrad and later worked in finance, my perspective on the MBA programme can be quite different from someone with a non-business background. Therefore I interviewed my good friend Patricia to get her thoughts of the Insead programme from a “poet’s” point of view. 

Jorge Millan, Chinese University of Hong Kong

In my MBA programme in the second term in the China Business concentration we have to take part in a business field trip to mainland China. We had the opportunity to go to Beijing.

 

Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

This past week, I was selected by the faculty to give a speech during our graduation award ceremony.

 

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

Sustainability is not about knitting your own sandals or hugging trees (although maybe after reading this, you might be compelled to do one or the other); sustainability is a business strategy and it is good for business – plain and simple.

Ask Marks & Spencer, Patagonia or Interface FLOR – every time they make the “right” decisions, they make money. How we use energy and harness resources is becoming a critical issue for everybody. Sustainability is about future-proofing your business, managing resources more efficiently, eliminating waste and connecting with the community and environment where you operate. 

Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

Finals have come and gone. I must apologise, yet again actually, for my lack of posting. I promise it wasn’t on purpose or due to a lack of topics. 

Vera Guerreiro, Tuck School of Business

One of my side roles at Tuck (besides the full time job as a student) is to be Tuck Ambassador for Portugal. This means I am responsible for representing Tuck’s ‘brand’ in my home country and talking to any potential students who are considering applying to Tuck. 

Naveed Syed, London Business School

I can’t believe how quickly the first term has gone. It seems like yesterday I was at orientation meeting my fellow classmates. I have had a constant feeling since school started of wishing I had just a little more time in the day to really extract the maximum value from my experience, but so is life.

 

Tyler Marcus, Fuqua School of Business

Networking can turn every business school student into a Ponce de Leon looking for the fountain of everlasting contacts. The process can unfortunately drift towards a more goal-oriented venture that ignores surrounding opportunities.

 

Vera Guerreiro, Tuck School of Business

We’re finally done with our Tuck Global Consultancy project. We had the final presentation to the client today and got great feedback on our results. 

Vladimir Vano, WU and Carlson

“When You Love Her, Nothing Else Matters”, is a Slogan that Outsells Major Global Coke Brands. 

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

Four thousand three hundred and fifty pages were assigned to us as “essential reading” for this seven-week term (yes that is 4,350 pages in seven weeks!).

 

Maxime Droubi, IMD

It’s official. I am now a MBA graduate. The one year IMD MBA marathon ended last Friday with a beautiful graduation ceremony and a memorable ball. I am happy that the ball was a big success, it started at 7pm and ended the following morning at dawn with goodbyes, hugs and some tears.

 

Thomas Gatley, Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management

I’m sure we’re not alone at Tsinghua in having plenty of final exams coming up at the end of this semester. 

Vera Guerreiro, Tuck School of Business

These last couple of weeks have been pretty interesting – I am now typing from another train station, waiting for the train to take me to the Champagne region in France. 

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

I am in the final push of the trimester with plenty of projects to complete. My main deliverable is for a local company, which I unfortunately can’t disclose, but I am very excited as my group has been working very hard on it all trimester and our interim presentation was well received. 

Alanna Petroff, Saïd Oxford

The group work assignments are now over and first-term exams are right around the corner. All the MBA students are revving up to write five massive exams over four days.

 

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Flights are booked to London and Los Angeles, during the last days of January to see some funds. 

Vera Guerreiro, Tuck School of Business

This time I am writing my post from a train in France, the highspeed (TGV) between Paris and Angers, in the Loire region. Meet Tuck Global Consultancy! 

Thomas Gatley, Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management

Many marketing strategies in China are pretty blunt and lacking in imagination. Such strategies do little to combat the broadly held perjorative view of China as the arch-imitator.