Monthly Archives: June 2013

James Doherty, Esade Business School

One blogger is spending his summer internship developing his start-up idea with his team in India. The team is through to the final of the Hult Prize which will be held in September and is keen to conduct field research and in-depth interviews in the slums of Mumbai Read more

Tristan Tucker, University of Queensland

Is the ability to commit to memory an important skill for business professionals? One blogger believes he has the answer Read more

Nicole Hawkins, Fuqua School of Business

Part of an MBA programmes focuses on doing business in leading economies. Nicole took advantage of an exchange trip to travel to Beijing to see at first hand how business operates in China Read more

Thomas Pedrick, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

At the halfway point of his MBA programme one blogger realises that his programme has changed the way he views the outside world Read more

Karen Allardice, Melbourne Business School

The phrase “work-life balance” is a familiar one, but blogger Karen Allardice is putting it into practice with unexpected results Read more

Diana Mak, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University


While the dragon boat festival has always been celebrated in Hong Kong, it has only recently become a public holiday in mainland China.

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Eunice Benedicto, Durham University Business School

For one MBA blogger her programme is almost at an end. But the final module on leadership and the charity consulting project was an enjoyable finale Read more

Benjamin Bechtolsheim

Deciding whether or not to study for an MBA is not only about the return on investment. It is also about the experience itself. Will you enjoy it? Are you prepared to sacrifice other areas of your life? Benjamin Bechtolsheim weighs up the pros and cons Read more

Hammad Hussain, IMD

According to one MBA blogger there are many ways of learning – ways that keep learning exciting and help you to retain far more Read more

Kishore Adiraju, MIP Politecnico di Milano

Ravi, one of my acquaintances, used to contact me frequently when I was in Hyderabad. He is one of the countless engineering graduates that colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) churn out every year. Read more

Mark Partridge, University of Washington

In his final blog, Mark Partridge looks back on his business school career and gives some advice on when it might be a good time to study for an MBA  Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

The first year of the MBA may be over, but there is still time for parties and competitions as students prepare for their internships and dual-degree programmes Read more

Diana Mak, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

With graduation just around the corner, it is now time to plan the next move Read more

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ campaign is proving particularly popular among women – and men – in New York  Read more

Lubica Valentova, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Lessons in entrepreneurship have proved fascinating for one MBA blogger as the class has been given tips in how to draw up a business plan Read more

Madhavi Rao, MBA/MS at Ross School of Business and the University of Michigan

New blogger Madhavi, on a dual degree programme at Michigan, finds that life is a whirlwind, full of unexpected challenges and heart-thumping failures and successes Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

For one blogger dinner with several executives from the EMBA programme gave him considerable food for thought and put his aims in an entirely different perspective  Read more

Diana Mak, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

Graduation is almost upon her, and one blogger is going to continue her dream of founding a social enterprise Read more

Katie Sherning, Cranfield School of Management

The MBA programme gives students the opportunity to understand many aspects of leadership, including the dreaded press conference. Read more

Galina Kanevsky, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

New blogger Galina, a sports enthusiast, has taken up rowing with several members of her MBA class. Although her schedule now resembles something from an army boot camp she is delighted she chose to take part in a competitive sport Read more

Kishore Adiraju, MIP Politecnico di Milano

Before even taking his first exam Kishore believes that he has learned a very valuable lesson  Read more