Monthly Archives: March 2011

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

An international study trip gives students the opportunity to experience a different culture  

Alanna Petroff, Saïd Oxford

Back in 1829, Cambridge student, Charles Merivale, challenged his Oxford friend, Charles Wordsworth, to a rowing race. Ever since then, Oxford and Cambridge have been competing in cut-throat rowing races along the River Thames. 

Mehul Ruparelia, Indian School of Business

Faced with the overwhelming task of – temporarily at least – wrapping up a life in London for a year’s study in Hyderabad, Mehul turned to the first principles of management consultancy 

Vladimir Vano, WU and Carlson

Thanks to membership of virtual teams worldwide events assume a far greater significance  

Jorge Millan, Chinese University of Hong Kong

I think that corporate social responsibility should create value to all the stakeholders of an organisation such as investors, employees and suppliers. 

Ashish Dongre, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

With only days to go before the programme begins, Ashish holds many expectations – academic, personal and professional 

Tyler Marcus, Fuqua School of Business

A visit to the local hospital and there is also time to test a questionnaire on village residents  

Tyler Marcus, Fuqua School of Business

A field trip to Mali, visiting community clinics, is an eye-opening experience 

Vera Guerreiro, Tuck School of Business

Students took the opportunity during spring break to visit a variety of exotic destinations. Many went on school-organised learning expeditions.  

Pranay Harsh, Wharton School

Climbing to the summit of Mt Cotopaxi was one of the most challenging events MBA blogger Pranay has ever done in his life, but he believes the lessons learned will stay with him forever 

Anthemos Georgiades, Harvard Business School

As well as studying hard, MBA students also party hard and when time allows take the opportunity for rest and relaxation in far-flung corners of the world  

Edward Carpenter

Halfway through the second term and work pressure is mounting as we finish one project and embark almost immediately on another 

Thomas Gatley, Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management

Computer simulations – games – in the classroom provide frresh insights for MBA students 

Barry Chien, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Last week, our school hosted a panel on the mobile internet and my takeaway from this session was that the Android- Google’s mobile operating system – is here to stay. 

Pranay Harsh, Wharton School

February at Wharton includes two not-to-be-missed landmark events 

Wendi Li, Insead Singapore

Switching campuses and moving from Singapore to France has brought with it many changes 

Abhishek Ramanathan, Australian School of Business

Sun, surf, sand and an MBA, what a wonderful combination….. 

Ashish Dongre, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

The blog charts the start of my journey towards the school of my choice  

Miguel Suarez, IE Business School

A one-year MBA programme is extremely demanding and time management is essential to get the most out of the programme  

Vera Guerreiro, Tuck School of Business

With the winter term behind her, Vera takes stock of the courses she studied before heading off for a well-earned rest 

Vera Guerreiro, Tuck School of Business

To raise funds to sponsor summer internships, students have been gathering donations for an auction. The trick is to be creative and get people to think about what they enjoy doing and can share with others 

Alanna Petroff, Saïd Oxford

Selecting what is important in one’s life inevitably means having to make sacrifices in other areas 

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

One-to-one coaching can help MBA students to change both function and sector