Monthly Archives: January 2014

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

With a quarter of her MBA programme completed Alexandra Fitzgerald looks back on what she has learned so far and is pleased by what the degree has taught her Read more

Marco Biava, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

With the Chinese New Year about to begin blogger Marco Biava has a holiday ahead of him. However, he first had to endure Kam Po Day in which students had to present their career plans to a committee of managers and entrepreneurs. It was a very tough 20 minutes he says Read more

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

A visit to Google’s offices in Dublin was an eye-opener for Jaya Sharma. While an MBA teaches you to be organised and structured when approaching work she says, Google looks for flexibility.  Read more

Charlotte Clarke, Communities Content Editor

Could an 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:

- David Schmittlein, dean of MIT Sloan School of Management in the US
- Brian Rolfes, head of global recruiting at McKinsey
- Caroline Diarte Edwards, a director of Fortuna Admissions
- Anne Pao, MBA graduate of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business in South Africa
- Della Bradshaw, FT Business Education Editor

Moderated by Charlotte Clarke

 

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

Now that the suspense over the 2014 MBA rankings is over, it is worth analysing the competitive landscape that we exist in: the competition to get into a business school, the competition to perform well at academics, and the competition to further build careers. Read more

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier, IAE Aix

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier believes it is a mistake to ignore emotions in business, they are after all the very base of human behaviour she says. The job of leaders today is to unleash human potential which means embracing emotion Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

In his first blog Niladri Gupta believes that Lancaster University Management School is a catalyst for change – a change he had not been expecting before he embarked on his MBA Read more

Justin Ter, Ceibs

Justin Ter begins his blog from Ceibs. He was not expecting that business school life would be so “full” and he likens it to encountering an avalanche when he expected to just have a pleasurable ski Read more

Kshitij Gopal, National University of Singapore

In his first MBA blog Kshitij Gopal describes life at the National University of Singapore business school, a rollercoaster of classes, parties, assignments, networking events and much more Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

MBA blogger Andrew Radin believes that having a great team stems from developing real relationships.  Read more

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

For part of her MBA project Christine Cheng delved into the history of the recently resurrected luxury trunkmaker Moynat Read more

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

Although studying for an MBA can be all consuming, FT blogger Lynne Hoey says it is important to remember that family and friends also need attention Read more

Johanna Singer

When Johanna Singer began her MBA she was advised that she would not be able to handle all three aspects of the MBA experience – career, social and academic – at the same time. Initially she dismissed this advice, but now in her second semester she has revised her opinion Read more

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

Students hit the ground running for the second term at Manchester Business School. MBA blogger Jaya Sharma found the first week of classes vigorous and challenging with two main modules that stood out – strategy and negotiations  Read more

Veena Viswanathan, Insead

If blogger Veena Viswanathan is to graduate from Insead with an MBA she needs to master the French language.  Read more

Atul Agarwal, Warwick Business School

A new term at Warwick Business School and a new module for the FT’s latest MBA blogger Atul Agarwal Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

Andrew Radin has one word of advice for students considering studying a language while doing their MBA: Don’t. Read more

John Hayden, HEC Paris

The end of term saw the first round of final examinations. Unlike my undergraduate degree when I had sleepless nights cramming, I was ready for these exams and strangely excited about the challenge. Read more

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

As she faces her final term at Michigan Madhavi Rao says that what she will most from her business school days is the sense of community – of support and friendship which has sustained her over her studies Read more

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

Blogger Lynne Hoey is now more than halfway through her MBA programme. It has been an enjoyable experience, but she underestimated the workload, not fully appreciating that a part-time course is still a full-time work load. Read more

Johanna Singer

The spring semester is almost upon her and Johanna Singer is eager to tackle some of the elective classes on offer Read more

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

New blogger Jaya Sharma is enjoying the fast pace of her programme at Manchester Business School, but there is little time for luxuries such as friends and sleep Read more

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier, IAE Aix

The holiday season gave Anne-Marie Conn Favillier time for reflection and the opportunity to understand how in just three months her MBA has already transformed her Read more