Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tristan Tucker, University of Queensland

New blogger Tristan Tucker is at the midway point of his MBA at University of Queensland. He is eager to apply knowledge from the classroom immediately to his working life as he believes that in this way he will get the best value from his programme 

Jennifer Soffen

A case study prompted one blogger to consider whether it is possible to apply the principle of comparative advantage to professional life. 

Diana Mak, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

An MBA is not just study, there is also time for travel. With some friends Diana Mak has been travelling around China, seeing some of the country’s most beautiful sights 

Lee Mrnjavac, Iese Business School

In his final blog, with his MBA under his belt, Lee Mrnjavac looks back on his time at business school and urges others who might be considering studying for an MBA to go ahead and do so. 

Wing Lee, Ceibs

With the core curriculum completed, it is nearly time to say goodbye to Shanghai as I turn to the summer internship period when I will return to Hong Kong, followed by three months at my exchange school. 

Hammad Hussain, IMD

One blogger found a talk on social entrepreneurship given by an IMD alumnus inspiring. He is now thinking beyond the next job offer, to consider how ideas can change lives 

Benjamin Bechtolsheim

Thining about studying for an MBA? What should you consider? Blogger Benjamin Bechtolsheim has some useful advice 

Eunice Benedicto, Durham University Business School

During an MBA you will experience conflicting demands, but how you handle that is all part of the programme. Eunice Benedicto advises students to be willing to compromise and let go of non-mandatory sessions to achieve the work-life balance 

Helen Casey, Imperial Business School EMBA

For those who are still unsure whether or not to study for an MBA, blogger Helen Casey suggests several reasons for taking the plunge  

Diana Mak, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

One blogger takes time out from her programme to enjoy Hong Kong’s cultural scene, especially Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck project  

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

A trip to Vietnam was an exciting and eye-opening visit for one blogger, allowing him to experience at first hand business in a developing country 

Katie Sherning, Cranfield School of Management

Sporting events allow MBA students to network with their peers from other schools. The MBA Sports Tournament hosted by HEC Paris was an enjoyable event with sporting competitions such as tennis and basketball, as well as themed evening events 

Hammad Hussain, IMD

Creativity is in the air at IMD and blogger Hammad urges individuals to look at things differently. The next innovation might just be around the corner he says 

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

Already two classes – marketing and financial accounting – are almost finished for one blogger, seven weeks into the programme. The MBA is hard work, however the highs definitely outweigh the lows 

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

Networking is perhaps the most important aspect of an MBA programme. Linda Groarke gives her tips for successful networking  

Stephen Garden, London Business School

Following an exciting trip to Hong Kong Stephen Garden has returned to the second part of his MBA programme at London Business School. He has found that the electives he is studying have been well worth the wait  

Karen Allardice, Melbourne Business School

Many MBA students aspire to become entrepreneurs. Three successful food entrepreneurs gave their tips at a recent club at Melbourne Business School 

Brigitte Roediger, University of Stellenbosch

What is leadership? A lecture given by Dr Ian Sutherland to students at the University of Stellenbosch raised some interesting questions for one MBA student 

Ibad Hyder, National University of Singapore

With much of his MBA programme under his belt Ibad Hyder has several tips for potential students on how to get the most out of business school 

Diana Mak, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

Rapid economic growth has brought great wealth to China, nevertheless there is a growing economic disparity between the wealthy and the poor 

Andre de Haes, Stanford Graduate School of Business

What does it take to become an entrepreneur? One blogger from Stanford GSB suggests that all good entrepreneurs share certain attributes 

Liliana Diaconu, Brandeis International Business School

Studying at business school provides students with the opportunity to follow their interests. Liliana has made the most of her time and has joined the real estate club 

Hammad Hussain, IMD

One blogger who is at the beginning of his MBA programme has discovered the importance of strategy, not only for business, but also for life