Monthly Archives: September 2013

Katie Sherning, Cranfield School of Management

In her final blog Katie sherning from Cranfield looks back on her MBA year, what made it special and what parts of the programme stood out for her Read more

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

At the end of the first year of her online MBA programme Linda Groarke looks back and asks herself what went well. Lack of face-to-face contact with her peers has been a problem for her she says Read more

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

Luxury brand management is more an art than a science argues blogger Christine Cheng. It is just as valuable to understand what happens in a fashion workshop as it is to be able to read a balance sheet Read more

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

Business school is a marathon-length sprint says blogger Madhavi Rao, a flexible but focused approach is best she says. Read more

Were you searching for the Cranfield MBA Cohort between 7th and the 24th of June? There would have been no point trying the syndicates, the lecture rooms, the library or even the local pub. Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

What is the real purpose of an MBA education? Blogger Kyle Wu heard an interesting dinner party conversation about business schools Read more

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

Sonal has begun the second year of her MBA prgramme. For her this year is going to be about people and making memories, one of the advantages she says of a two-year programme Read more

Jennifer Soffen

The work-life balance is a tricky nut to crack. An elective entitled Founder’s Dilemmas got Jennifer Soffen wondering if her personal life has to suffer in order for her to found a company Read more

Wing Lee, Ceibs

Wing Lee has embarked on an international exchange programme at Insead, at the Singapore campus. The experience has given him an insight into two different schools in Asia Read more

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

With a very heavy workload there is not enough time for MBA students to sign up to clubs. Nevrtheless the advice is “to make time” and take advantage of everything that business school has to offer Read more

Hammad Hussain, IMD

Hammad Hussain is in the middle of recruitment and he is finding it a gruelling process. Being dinged – turned down by a company that you wanted to work for – is very hard he says, however it teaches you how to face adversity for ua Read more

James Doherty, Esade Business School

After nine months of preparation tonight is the big night for James Doherty and his team from Esade Business School. They are finalists in the Hult Prize – a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship. Will they win the $1m in seed capital for their venture? Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

A busy day for new blogger Andrew Radin began with rowing on the Charles River and ended with an evening class on the application of advanced entrepreneurial techniques Read more

Ildeniz Armutak, Istanbul University, Institute of Business Admin

Blogger Ildeniz asks what happens when a student who embarked on an MBA with the aim of working in the business world, changes his or her mind and instead opts for a career as an academic? Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Blogger Derek Laan has started the second year of his MBA. While the first part of the programme was spent at SKK GSB in Korea, he is now experiencing the larger classes of the Kelley school  Read more

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

With only a week to go before the start of his Judge Business School MBA, Abhinav Charan is excited by the months ahead Read more

Veena Viswanathan, INSEAD

Although beginning her MBA late in her career Veena Viswanathan opted to study on a full time programme rather than on an EMBA. Now two weeks in she already feels as if she is in a vacuum of assignments and group activities Read more

Marco Biava, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Before his MBA programme officially began, Marco Biava took part in a three-week pre-MBA module which focused on team building. The sailing trip on the island of Hainan was he says the most effectivei team building trip he had ever been on Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

Instead of opting for an intership over the summer break, new blogger Andrew Radin opted to spend the months at MIT’s Global Founders’ Skills Accelerator to hone his entrepreneurial mindset Read more

Ildeniz Armutak, Istanbul University, Institute of Business Admin

Making the transition from being a graduate of translation and interpretation to a potential MBA candidate was a difficult step, but Ildeniz Armutak has no regrets Read more

John Hayden, HEC Paris

New blogger John Hayden has only been at HEC Paris a few days. However he already knows that his decision to study for an MBA is the right one Read more

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

Christine is enjoying her time in Paris as the Essec luxury MBA programme. The hour-long commute gives her time to read and to relax at the end of the day  Read more

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

Orientation gives students the chance to understand exactly what the MBA programme entails. One tip is to keep on top of the workload, otherwise you will always be playing ‘catch-up’ Read more