Monthly Archives: September 2012

Mark Partridge, University of Washington

An internship gives you the opportunity to “see” a company from the inside and helps you to decide whether the company and indeed the sector is really for you 

Kelvin Chiu

Exchanging Hong Kong for Barcelona makes for an exciting final term for one MBA blogger 

Ernest Kwame Gyimah, European School of Management and Technology

An international field trip gives MBA students first-hand experience of how businesses are being managed 

Diana Mak, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

After only a few days back at business school, the summer, meeting friends and family and completing an internship all seem to have gone by in a flash  

Benjamin Bechtolsheim

Case studies provide an excellent opportunity for students to examine the “inner workings” of a company and consider whether alternative management decisions could have been made 

Eunice Benedicto, Durham University Business School

Although many of the class of 2013 are a long way from friends and family, they are already beginning to feel at home in their business school and with their cohort 

Mihai Danila, Insead

Studying for an MBA at a business school with twin campuses gives students the opportunity to experience the culture of another part of the world and is a reason that many students opt for a particular business school  

Katie Sherning, Cranfield School of Management

Before an MBA programme officially begins there is considerable preparation, from pre-reading to sorting out bank accounts.  

Andre de Haes, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Before the MBA programme begins an international trip gives students the opportunity to get to know each other. One new blogger finds it a daunting but exciting experience  

Ibad Hyder, National University of Singapore

Once an MBA programme begins, students find their days taken up with coursework, meetings, seminars, industry talks and various student activities. Time seems to fly by 

Karenina Loayza, MBA Cass Business School

As she finishes her MBA and embarks on the next steps, one blogger reflects on her life-changing year at business school  

Lee Mrnjavac, Iese Business School

The first year of a two-year programme is an intense experience, but second year students are on hand to ease the transition and make you feel at home 

Liliana Diaconu, Brandeis International Business School

An internship gives students the opportunity to sample different sectors.One blogger’s summer internship has shown her the career she wants to follow 

Benjamin Bechtolsheim

A conversation over dinner can prove to be illuminating and give fresh insights into sectors and markets. 

Ashish Rastogi, IIM Calcutta

Applying lessons from the classroom to real-life situations can help MBA students understand “the nuts and bolts” of a company’s strategy  

Stephen Garden, London Business School

A semester spent at another business school gives students fresh insights and different perspectives  

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Working on assignments together means that much of the stress is alleviated 

Eunice Benedicto, Durham University Business School

Leaving behind family and friends and a full time job and flying 5,000 miles to study at a UK business school is not a decision to be taken lightly. But one MBA blogger is confident that she has made the right decision 

Brigitte Roediger, University of Stellenbosch

Networking with fellow MBA students is one of the most valuable parts of the programme and can bring new insights and fesh perspectives on topics such as leadership 

Nicole Hawkins, Fuqua School of Business

At the start of any MBA programme team building is essential. Students at Fuqua have begun their programme with community service in the nearby city of Durham 

Aman Modi, IMD Class of 2012

The life of a chief executive – even if just for a day – was an eye-opening experience for one MBA blogger 

Aushima Thakur, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

A mentor can make a difference to one’s life in unexpected ways 

Nihar Dalmia, Oxford University: Saïd

With his MBA programme about to start one blogger is making the most of his final weeks of “freedom”