Monthly Archives: November 2013

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier, IAE Aix

Many students on MBA programmes do not need an MBA, they choose to do one says Anne-Marie Conn Favillier. It is a choice to take one’s career to the next level 

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Doing a dual degree has given Derek Laan a unique perspective on MBA student life in a small town and in a big city  

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier, IAE Aix

Only a fe months into her programme and Anne-Marie Conn Favillier is beginning to appreciate that the MBA is a transformative experience 

Charlotte Clarke, FT

A live blog from FT.com 

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

Alexandra Fitzgerald, MBA blogger, reveals what a typical business school day is like for a student at Rotman  

Charlotte Clarke, FT

As part of our MBA Gender Gap week, Marco Biava, our blogger from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, and Ekta Malhotra, our blogger from EMBA-Global Asia, are taking part in this live interactive blog to share their experience of studying at business school with our readers.

Find out firsthand what the gender dynamics are like in their classrooms.

Moderated by Charlotte Clarke in London.

 

Charlotte Clarke, FT

As part of our MBA Gender Gap week, Christine Cheng, our blogger from Essec Business School, and John Hayden, our blogger from Hec Paris, are taking part in this live interactive blog to share their experience of studying at business school with our readers.

Find out firsthand what the gender dynamics are like in their classrooms.

Moderated by Charlotte Clarke in London.

 

John Hayden, HEC Paris

It is the exam period and John Hayden reports that examinations and coursework “have tried to suck the life out of me”. But he admits that he found the entire exam period strangely liberating and is now beginning to feel more confident with his new skills  

Charlotte Clarke, FT

As part of our MBA Gender Gap week, Ramesh Chander, our blogger from University of Oxford Saïd Business School, and Linda Groarke, our blogger from Open University Business School, are taking part in this live interactive blog to share their experience of studying at business school with our readers. Find out firsthand what the gender dynamics are like in their classrooms.

 

Johanna Singer

For some students the recruiting season is well underway and they turn up on campus each day suited and booted. But for others, like blogger Johanna, interviews will not take place until the spring 

Charlotte Clarke, FT

As part of our MBA Gender Gap week, Jennifer Soffen, our blogger from Harvard Business School is taking part in this live interactive blog to share her experience of studying at business school with our readers. Find out firsthand what the gender dynamics are like in her classroom.

 

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

After nine months of planning and recruiting, this past weekend my colleagues at MIT Chief and I finally hosted the 3rd Annual MIT-China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (MIT-Chief)

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

In her first term at Michigan Ross Madhavi encountered product paternalism and realised that she needed to rethink her approach to ‘doing good’ 

James Doherty, Esade Business School

What’s it really like when recruiters come to campus? James Doherty dissects an interview 

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier, IAE Aix

Two months almost to the day in the MBA Change & Innovation programme and things are certainly in full swing. The workload has been impressive and time to breathe relatively rare. 

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

With a nip in the air, leaves changing their colour and pumpkin-flavoured foods sprouting, you know the spookiest American holiday pervades. Halloween beckons – a time of celebration and superstition. Lounging between fall and winter, the Celtic festival of Samhain believes the spirits of the dead return on this eve to damage crops and play tricks on the living. 

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

As Abhinav settles into his MBA programme he discovers that his days are filled with business school organised events, but there was still time to enjoy the fireworks 

Johanna Singer

Can leadership be taught? Even though she has had classes on the topic Johanna Singer is still unsure 

Jennifer Soffen

Want to raise money, approach a venture capitalist, but unsure how to do it? Jennifer Soffen who blogs from Harvard Business School has some tips.  

Ildeniz Armutak, Istanbul University, Institute of Business Admin

Should an MBA be more practice-based? Blogger Ildeniz is concerned that the quantitative classes in the programme are not really necessary 

Brigitte Roediger, University of Stellenbosch

After three years of her part-time MBA programme Brigitte has finished her degree and is about to graduate. It has been a long journey with plenty of milestones and even though she has reached the end of her business school career a different journey is about to begin 

Veena Viswanathan, Insead

With her Insead MBA in full swing and little time for anything apart from study and sleep, Veena Viswanathan has put together a list of favourite pastimes she has had to forego – her personal opportunity costs  

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Now in the second year of his MBA programme Derek has found that his degree is considerably less stressful and gives him more time to enjoy being with his fellow students