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
Brigitte’s essay on the FunDza Literacy Trust was a winner. Her prize was an all-expenses paid trip to the 5th annual PRME summit held in Bled, Slovenia
A talk by the outgoing dean of the University of Stellenbosch Business School provided food for thought for one MBA blogger
What is leadership? A lecture given by Dr Ian Sutherland to students at the University of Stellenbosch raised some interesting questions for one MBA student
With the MBA programme almost over for one group of students many are more confused about their careers now than than when they started
Becoming a Global AMBAssador and championing its cause- to create a global MBA alumni network- has delighted one blogger. She believes it is vital to leverage the skills, knowledge and contacts that all MBA students possess
As a part-time MBA student, I had evening classes for two years (which I have successfully completed) and this year to work on a thesis before graduation. The two major things they taught us on day one of MBA was to never become complacent and accept that you will never know everything. Whilst the latter is easy to digest, I find myself struggling with the former and fear that that is exactly what has happened without the stimulation of classes.
How do you go about choosing a business school and how much weight do you give the rankings? Here is one blogger’s view.
As the MBA journey draws to a close for one MBA blogger, there is sadness but also tremendous optimism about what lies ahead.
Studying for an MBA provides students with a wealth of opportunities such as sitting in on advisory board meetings
The visit by the accrediting body the Association of MBAs gave MBA students the opportunity to reflect on what they really enjoy about their school and MBA programme
Networking with fellow MBA students is one of the most valuable parts of the programme and can bring new insights and fesh perspectives on topics such as leadership
As with most MBA degrees, we have to complete an international study tour. We were given the following options and 24 hours to make our choices: leadership in Ljubljana (Slovenia), sustainability in Exeter (UK), marketing in Paris (France) and business innovation in Hyderabad (India).
My MBA programme has taken me on a whirlwind tour over the last month and I have been exposed to the most inspiring, professional and intellectual individuals, both students and corporate executives.
An MBA gives students the opportunity to think outside the usual parameters and consider different ways of doing business
International conferences give students the opportunity to network and discover that although they may hail from very different countries their concerns are similar
An overseas trip gave students from Wharton’s east and west coast campuses the opportunity to network with students from Stellenbosch Business School as well as experience at first hand the practicalities of engaging with emerging markets
Although there are only a small percentage of female MBA students in their class, the women students are unconcerned. seeing it more as a contest of minds, rather than gender
Working full time and studying part time means that MBA students have to make every moment count if they are to honour their various commitments
If 2011 was described as “twenty-heaven” then I proclaim 2012 to be “twenty-self”. This is the year for big change and big opportunities and as always an MBA can open these doors.
Why do women choose to study for an MBA? A group of female students discuss the issue
I cannot believe that the first year of my part time programme is almost over. Classes finish on Friday for the year – with a test. I am certain that they did that on purpose otherwise no one would have pitched for class!