Monthly Archives: August 2014

UK-based blogger Niladri Gupta reflects on his MBA experience as the countdown to his graduation ceremony begins  Read more

US-based blogger Marta Szczerba describes her first case study as a student at Harvard Business School  Read more

Singapore-based blogger Kshitij Gopal reflects on his first year at business school, questioning the subject matter  Read more

MBA blogger Alexandra Fitzgerald believes that the summer internship is invaluable in helping “career switchers” start out on their new careers Read more

MBA blogger Owen Woolcock examines the impact of French economist Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, on his school campus Read more

Lancaster student Niladri Gupta describes the logistics of studying in the UK while leaving his family in the US and setting up a business in India  Read more

Owen Woolcock, our MBA blogger from London Business School, announces the launch of an online site he has been working on  Read more

Welcome to the FT live web chat with Bryn Panee Burkhart from MIT Sloan School of Management, in the US.

Are you an MBA student or graduate looking for a job or internship? Do you have questions about the job search or interview process? Ms Burkhart will answer career-related questions today between 14:00 -15:00 BST.

Ms Burkhart, associate director of alumni career development, wrote “How to use LinkedIn for career success” for the Business Education’s MBA Careers hub.

Send your questions now to or tweet them to @ftbized #MyMBAcareer and they will be answered on this page.


Back to where it had all finished, or at least where I thought it had finished. A shade over seven years since I walked out of my last exam as an undergraduate at Bath – thinking I’d never again have to go through the torment of hours on end revision – there I was, stood in exactly the same spot about to do it all again. Read more

The sun barely rising, I watched London’s early morning traffic go by during my taxi ride to the airport. After the intense, emotional rollercoaster of the last few days spent wrapping up my life in London, it was time to fly. Read more

Two weeks ago today, I graduated from the Global MBA programme at IE Business School. It was exactly as I thought it would be: an anticlimax. Read more

MBA blogger Jaya Sharma is now half way through her internship in a consultancy firm and has received lots of advice from MBA alumni working there Read more

Welcome to the FT live web chat with Jennifer Whitten and Jared Barlow from the Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business, in the US.

Are you an MBA student or graduate looking for a job or internship? Do you have questions about the job search or interview process? Ms Whitten and Mr Barlow will answer career-related questions today, 7th of August 2014, between 15:00 -16:00 BST.

Ms Whitten, director of the graduate career centre, wrote “How to make yourself stand out in a job interview” for the Business Education’s MBA Careers hub.

Mr Barlow, associate director of graduate programmes admissions and recruiting, specialises in the online MBA programme at WP Carey School.


EMBA blogger Ekta Malhotra,examines why she enrolled for the degree, how she manages to get everything done and whether the hefty price tag was worth ir Read more

As the core courses draw to a closure, it’s that time of the year when students pick and choose their electives. The process of choosing specialisations, however, has always baffled me.

Is it really worthwhile to concentrate on a specific business area or should students prefer an all-encompassing business education? There are choices, and when there are choices, there are trade-offs. Read more

Most of my colleagues are busy with their corporate challenge work where groups of three or four work for a large corporate client. Some are away on internships while I get to be the special guy around here. Read more

My swansong post features three classmates who are representative of the Insead MBA experience in every way. Three different countries, vastly different backgrounds – public and economic development, strategy consulting, financial policy – different personalities, different aspirations, one purpose: an MBA. Read more

Chronicling MBA time is no easy task especially because the volume and velocity of events tends to cause entropy. One would imagine that the Easter term at Cambridge would be an ideal setting for punting and Pimm’s. The assumption is fair and square but there is so much more to experience. Read more