Monthly Archives: March 2014

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier, IAE Aix

As I sit to write these words I realise just how long it has been since I lasted blogged. Not from a lack of topics or life experiences: I think all MBAs can confirm that the life of an MBA student is one where it seems there is not enough time in a day or week. Read more

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

Time in the MBA sure flies! It’s exciting to see that as our class nears the finish line, next year’s class is queued up already. My two years at BYU have been transformative and I feel prepared to tackle business challenges. But it seems like yesterday that I was an anxious prospective MBA student, unsure of what to expect. Here are five things that I wish I knew before joining the programme. Read more

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

Each year, the MBA Luxe class takes an international field trip to explore an overseas market. This year, we visited Hong Kong and Dubai, hubs to two of the most important and growing luxury markets: Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

It’s week three of a 12-week semester. I am sick. Those two sentences are not mutually exclusive. I had strained not just to keep up with the unrelenting workload, but to make it to classes. I went to talk to the professors to explain myself and in the hope of salvaging my grade. Read more

Veena Viswanathan, Insead

How important is it to develop staff talent? MBA blogger Veena Viswanathan asks Rajeev Kakar, chief executive of Dunia Finance UAE for his opinion  Read more

Justin Ter, Ceibs

When you are motivated, even if the workload is heavy, it is easy to shake off fatigue says MBA blogger Justin Ter Read more

Marco Biava, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

If you do not think your future is worth being invested on rewarding assets, if you believe success can be reached by strokes of luck and if you rely on fortune-telling, then you might as well skip this article. Read more

Kshitij Gopal, National University of Singapore

Most MBA courses are short. For most students they’re too short to figure out what to do with life and the future. For others they’re too packed with activity to sit back and take a break and for the select few who have families or jobs waiting for them – too little interest to care about what the batch is up to. Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

Last week, I walked into the MIT Sloan admissions office conference room for a prospective student lunch. In an effort to spark conversation, on the whiteboard was written, “What is your favourite Sloan memory?” I immediately wrote SVST on the board. Read more

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

We are MBAs. We are supposed to be about business, strategy, maximising profits; so the most common words you should be hearing in the business school should be “show me the money!”, Jerry Maguire-style. But that is not what I heard or have been hearing at Saïd, at least recently. It is about the human side of the MBA. Read more

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

A live consultancy project gives MBA students to see what life could be like once they leave business school and enter the workplace. Jaya Sharma at Manchester Business School has found the entire experience exciting Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Blogger Niladri Gupta has been immersed in strategy. Implementing a strategy is much harder than simply devising it he says because of the human element Read more

What will 2014 hold for online learning? Will online learning make good on its promise to democratise education, providing first world learning for those in developing countries? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts.

On the panel are:

Douglas Shackelford, dean of the Kenan-Flagler school at the University of North Carolina
Mark Taylor, dean at Warwick Business School
Simon Nelson, chief executive of Future Learn
Della Bradshaw, editor of Financial Times Business Education

 

Michele Lagioia, European School of Management and Technology

In his first FT MBA blog Michele Lagioia, who is studying at the European School of Management and Technology, looks at the factors that propelled him to business school Read more

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

What does an MBA in luxury brand management actually entail? FT blogger Christine Cheng gives an explanation Read more

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

FT blogger Ramesh Chander tackles two visits: his own to the Financial Times to witness at first hand the Business School Challenge and an inspiring talk at Said Business School from Steve Ballmer, former chief executive of Microsoft Read more

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

Recruiting season – what does it mean and what secures an offer? Alexandra Fitzgerald has identified certain criteria which she believes can help students to get an interview and then subsequently an offer  Read more

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

When Will.i.am retweeted Professor Allegre Hadida’s FT interview link to his 11 million followers, it reminded me of Malcolm Gladwell’s theories on ‘social epidemics’. It takes the gumption of very special individuals to make the ‘law of few’ come out alive. Read more

Ekta Malhotra, EMBA global programme

When I first wrote this blog a good friend of mine reviewing it told me it was boring. ‘If you’ve just been on an inspirational communications course, why have you written something that doesn’t inspire?’ he asked. He was right. I had. Read more

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

Want to battle stress and nerves, thrive under pressure, work the group dynamics and remain unfazed by ambiguity? Try an MBA case competition. Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

What is personal development at business school? Blogger Kyle Wu spent some time with classmates one evening exploring the subject and came up with some interesting conclusions Read more

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

With only a few months to go before she graduates, MBA blogger Lynne Hoey has lost her drive and energy, along with many of her classmates. The pressure of the programme, combined with full-time work, is taking its toll Read more