Monthly Archives: November 2012

Benjamin Bechtolsheim

Marketing, strategy and other lessons from business school teach students the importance of looking at mature markets in a different way. A different mindset finds opportunities where others see no room for growth 

Lubica Valentova, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Entrepreneurship and becoming an entrepreneur are two of the reasons that many MBA students go to business school. Alumni who have started their own business frequently return to school to give tips and recount their experiences to current students 

Mark Partridge, University of Washington

A trip to California and Silicon Valley is the perfect opportunity for students to network with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs and get an understanding of what life could be like post-MBA 

Andi Caruso, SDA Bocconi

What are the advantages of studying in Europe v studying in the US? One blogger was has had experience of both gives a few tips to would-be students 

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Having completed the required elements of the MBA programmes, students then have the chance to choose electives – courses that they would like to study 

Katie Sherning, Cranfield School of Management

As well as the Cranfield regatta next July there is plenty for the MBA students to look forward to. They now have to make a choice between a field trip to countries such as Ethiopia and Nepal to work with local businessess, or a study trip to visit businesses in China, South Africa, Japan or Brazil. 

Lee Mrnjavac, Iese Business School

The job search has been described as a blow to one’s self confidence, but one MBA blogger urges his fello MBAs to persevere and to be prepared to compromise  

Aman Modi, IMD Class of 2012

Despite feeling overworked and consumed by his MBA programme, one blogger confesses he has been having the time of his life ,  

Liliana Diaconu, Brandeis International Business School

An immersion programme gives students the opportunity to experience at first hand another country’s culture and students realise that if you want to do business overseas you first need to understand the culture  

Andre de Haes, Stanford Graduate School of Business

One MBA student finds that experiential learning is a very powerful teaching tool and one that can prepare you for the most challenging situations in real life 

Katie Sherning, Cranfield School of Management

As the pace of the term picks up, pressure intensifies for the MBA students with multiple assignments and numerous deadlines 

Wing Lee, Ceibs

Self revlection is one of the key elements of an MBA programme 

Kelvin Chiu

An exchange visit for a term gives an MBA student an insight into different cultures and also provides the opportunity to learn a different language 

Stephen Garden, London Business School

Studying for an MBA gives students access to individuals and companies that is not generally available 

Eunice Benedicto, Durham University Business School

An MBA programme entails a considerable workload – classes, written assignments and team projects. Working closely with other MBA students, particpants learn to appreciate that individuals from different cultures and backgrounds will have different working styles 

Arun Chaubey, Indian School of Business

As well as academic commitments students are busy with extra curricular activities, including working with non-profits 

Ernest Kwame Gyimah, European School of Management and Technology

In September, nine months into my one-year MBA programme, I gave an interview to a video journalist who was working with my school. 

Diana Mak, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

Innovation is a large part of life in Beijing. A three-day seminar gave students the opportunity to experience it to the full 

Katie Sherning, Cranfield School of Management

A written case assessment – with only 25 hours to complete it – proves an exacting but exciting task for the MBA cohort and gave students the opportunity to use many of the economic theories they have been taught  

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Sometimes an intensive course is just what is needed to students to come to grips with a particular topic 

Lubica Valentova, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Group assignments are a wonderful opportunity to learn from your peers, but working together can lead to tensions. There will often be as many opionions about a problem as there are members of the group.  

Katie Sherning, Cranfield School of Management

This week the focus has continued on our core term one subjects: accounting, economics, strategic decision science, operations and the supply chain, strategic marketing and organisational behaviour and personal and professional development. 

Mark Partridge, University of Washington

For many business school students the interview season is upon them and recruiters are flooding the campuses. Students find that they have to prepare carefully and do their homework ahead of any interview