Monthly Archives: February 2014

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

Jaya Sharma, one of the MBA bloggers, accompanied the Manchester Business School team as they took part in the inaugural FT Business School Challenge. She had a great time 

Justin Ter, Ceibs

New blogger Justin Ter from Ceibs reflects on the first six months of his MBA programme. He believes that he has already become more empathetic and tolerant and feels he now has a better grasp of when to compromise, when to push ahead and when to take a back seat. 

Charlotte Clarke, FT

“Despite a conviction for fraud, which billionaire said he was planning to stand in the European elections?” and “Which internet company turned down Daniek Ek, the founder of Spotify, for a job?” were just two of the questions in the FT’s Business School Challenge, which launched this week. Seven European business schools participated and and the winner was…… 

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

With graduation staring her in the face, MBA blogger Madhavi Rao believes that her years at Michigan Ross have been some of the best of her life 

Atul Agarwal, Warwick Business School

A group of students from Warwick Business School spent an enjoyable week in Vancouver. Many were so impressed they are eager to return to the city post-MBA 

John Hayden, HEC Paris

For John Hayden one of the most valuable aspects of his MBA programme has been the TEC On Campus scheme. The course at HEC Paris has allowed the MBA blogger to learn more about himself and his leadership potential  

Jennifer Soffen

If you’ve ever been to Harvard Business School, you’ll know what I mean when I say that physically it’s an incredibly comfortable place. The facilities are impeccable. Our student centre, filled with huge arm chairs, dark wood tables and bright sunlight, provides a country club atmosphere for students. You may not come from money, but here you already feel like you’ve made a ton of it.

 

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

Hilary term at Said Business School, Oxford is now well underway. But many of the MBA students, including MBA blogger Ramesh Chander, dub the term “Hellary” because of the heavy workload they all have to face  

Veena Viswanathan, Insead

Insead is known for its large international cohort. FT MBA blogger Veena Viswanathan interviews an Argentine-Italian student and gets an insight into his life on campus  

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Lancaster is a long way away from Georgetown, a small town in the bluegrass state of Kentucky in the US, a place called home for the last 12 years. 

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

If Machiavelli were around today would he have been a strategy consultant? Blogger Niladri Gupta from Lancaster University Management School believes he definitely would have been 

Kshitij Gopal, National University of Singapore

What is networking? Kshitij Gopal thinks there is value to be found in networking and making contacts for the same reasons that we make friends 

Ildeniz Armutak, Istanbul University, Institute of Business Admin

The final and make-up exams are over. Now I have a three-week holiday ahead, without the stress that comes from all the evening classes that are hard to attend on time due to the heavy traffic load in Istanbul, the lack of concentration on topics after a long and tiring work day and the attempts to stay awake in order to be able to prepare for the mid-term and final exams. 

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

Design is about creating beautiful products that people are eager to buy, writes one blogger, and MIT creates innovative companies that do just that 

Veena Viswanathan, Insead

Two MBA students from Insead discuss bank regulation and banking management with one of the business school’s top professors 

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

There are no easy answers to the question of how business women should dress, writes one blogger. 

Johanna Singer

A symposium on tackling the world economy elicited the differing political standpoints of some of Columbia Business School’s most influential stakeholders. 

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

It’s SO obvious once you’ve voiced your concern or your flailing has been noted by someone other than yourself, that talking about it and escalating the matter as soon as it starts to snowball is the best and right thing to do.

 

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Is there really an MBA bubble now, a fellow student asked me last week. “It depends!” was my quick retort. 

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

After a solid month of work on the start-up over Independent Activities Period (IAP), it’s time to play the balancing game and go back to the classroom. 

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

One of the reasons why I chose the Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management was for the unparalleled exposure its students have to industry executives.