Monthly Archives: October 2013

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier, IAE Aix

For Anne-Marie, her MBA is a chance to push herself and to develop as a person and a manager 

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

Just how valuable is a week devoted to discovering what you want to do as a career? Alexandra was at first sceptical but she discovered that it prompted considerable reflection 

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

With only a couple of week’s under his belt at Oxford Ramesh has barely had time to draw breath 

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

How do you go about uniting the creatives – the blue sky people – with the suits – those focused on the bottom line – when taking part in a team project? Christine Cheng believes that communcation and transparency are key. 

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier, IAE Aix

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier asks if an entrepreneur needs an MBA. While she concludes that the answer is an obvious no, nevertheless a good MBA she says can generate excellent entrepreneurs  

Tristan Tucker, University of Queensland

This month I have completed an interesting MBA subject in the field of innovation leadership. A week-long intensive covered traditional Innovation topics such as itellectual property, research and development as well as less obvious strands of innovation including process innovation. 

Charlotte Clarke, FT

Could an Executive MBA help you in your career? If so, how much would it cost? And how do you choose the right programme? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts.

On the panel are:

Nick Binedell, dean of the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science,
Mahendra Gupta, dean at Olin Business School at Washington University,
Steef Van de Velde, dean at Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Management,
Bernard Yeung, dean at the National University of Singapore Business School,
Della Bradshaw, editor of Financial Times Business Education

 

Charlotte Clarke, FT

Earlier this month, the judges of our Global Fund for Children MBA Challenge met at the Financial Times. The challenge invited teams of students to develop recommendations for community-based organisations working with vulnerable children, that helped them focus on their long-term business sustainability plans.

 

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

Three weeks into his MBA programme and Abhinav is thoroughly enjoying himself. Although the workload is heavy, there is still time to attend a formal ball 

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier, IAE Aix

What does it mean to study for an MBA? New blogger Anne-Marie says studying for an MBA is about ‘trying’ – trying to grow, to shape a better future and trying to look at things in a different way 

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

Changing jobs during the course of the MBA is a daunting task, especially when it involves considerable travel. Lynne Hoey advises on the steps to consider before making the leap 

Ildeniz Armutak, Istanbul University, Institute of Business Admin

With her MBA programme now in full swing Ildeniz is finding her life is very busy. As well as her internship and language lessons she also has to focus on quantitative classes – not her favourite subject  

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

Yes that’s right I said exams. It’s hard to believe that I’ve only just begun school and I already have something to say about staying motivated through exams, but Rotman’s full time MBA curriculum starts with a Foundations Term that lasts only four short weeks. 

Ekta Malhotra, EMBA global programme

The life lessons from the EMBA journey are rewarding, but Ekta Malhotra finds that they can be painful to learn 

Marco Biava, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Before the MBA programme properly begins, there is the pre-MBA which for Marco Biava was a three-week module which included team building and activities designed to enhance soft skills 

Brigitte Roediger, University of Stellenbosch

Brigitte’s essay on the FunDza Literacy Trust was a winner. Her prize was an all-expenses paid trip to the 5th annual PRME summit held in Bled, Slovenia 

Veena Viswanathan, Insead

A one-year MBA is an intensive programme and Veena has discovered that if you want to keep up with your smart classmates you need to study each and every day 

John Hayden, HEC Paris

The first week of his MBA programme at HEC was a whirlwind for John Hayden with mathematics camps, language assessments and business concept classes 

Kishore Adiraju, MIP Politecnico di Milano

Kishore Adiraju is now two months into his exchange programme at MIT. He has made many new friends and his anxiety when he had to return to India quickly to receive his US visa, is all but forgotten 

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Meeting your MBA peers outside the classroom setting is a great way of bonding and a camping trip to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky was an excellent outing for Derek  

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

There is much more to an MBA than simply the cash return says Andrew Radin. Experiences that rarely come your way, such as listening to a talk by the former US chief economist, are common when you go to business school 

Ildeniz Armutak, Istanbul University, Institute of Business Admin

All undergraduate students aim for a life after graduation which allows them to lead the career they have been dreaming of for years. That dream mostly consists of life in which plans for a healthy private and a busy professional life are taken care of and run alongside each other. 

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

The start of an MBA programme is always an exciting time. Although the programme at Judge has only been runing a week Abhinav already feels settled and ready to tackle the vast amount of work.