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Is executive education effective? Ask our panel of experts on Wednesday, May 20 2015, from 2-3pm BST. Register now to participate.

On the panel are:

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For more information, take a look at the FT Executive Education 2015 rankings of customised and open enrollment programmes.  

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How should business schools teach public policy? On Wednesday, 22nd April 2015, between 2 – 3pm BST, two experts will answer readers’ questions on the importance of integrating politics into classroom discussions.

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Planning to study for an online MBA? Ask our panel of experts for advice on Wednesday, March 11 2015, from 2-3pm GMT. Register now to participate.

On the panel are:

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For more information, take a look at the FT Online MBA 2015 ranking of the top 15 schools. 

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Imperial College Business School (left to right): Jonathan Lai, Stephen Zhang, Ram Ananth, Aditya Khera and team leader Will Thorne. Credit: David Parry/FT

“Which French bank was fined a record $8.9bn by a US court after pleading guilty to helping clients bust sanctions against Sudan, Iran and Cuba?” asked quizmaster Andrew Hill in this year’s FT MBA Quiz. “BNP Paribas” responded the team from Imperial College Business School and with that they had won – defending their championship title for a second yearRead more

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What is the best way of launching a start-up? On Wednesday, 18th February 2015, between 2 – 3pm GMT, two experts will answer readers’ questions on the value of a business education when starting a business.

On the panel are:

Submit your questions on the right-hand side of this post or email ask@ft.com.

 

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Planning to study for an MBA? Ask our panel of experts for advice on Wednesday, January 28 2015, from 2-3pm GMT. Register now to participate.

On the panel are:

  • Ilian Mihov, dean of Insead
  • Chioma Isiadinso, chief executive of Expartus
  • Keith Bevans, a partner at Bain & Company
  • Philippa Rock, an MBA student at Wharton
  • Della Bradshaw, FT Business Education Editor

Submit your questions on the right-hand side of this post.

For more information, take a look at the FT Global MBA 2015 ranking of the top 100 schools. 

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Before any student can dive into the dynamic world of an MBA, they are faced with a long application process. Months can be spent choosing a programme, filling in forms, writing admissions essays, finding letters of recommendation and taking the GMAT or GRE. So what is the best approach to take? We asked a selection of FT MBA bloggers to share their advice:

Merih Ocbazghi, Kellogg School of Management: “The most difficult part of the process for me was the time between submitting the application and hearing back from the schools. This can be an incredibly nerve-wracking period as it feels like your entire future hangs in the balance. What helped me was to return (briefly) to my pre-application lifestyle. Reunite with those friends that you had to neglect due to studying for the GMAT, rekindle that hobby of yours that you didn’t have time for anymore. The worst thing you can do is spend too much time trying to put yourself in the admissions officers’ shoes – this will likely drive you crazy which is not a good situation for anyone.” Read more

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What is the future of management education? On Friday, 16th January 2015, between 2 – 3pm GMT, two experts will answer readers’ questions about their predictions.

On the panel are:

Send your questions to ask@ft.com or submit them on the right-hand side of this post.

 

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On Tuesday December 2 2014 between 2-3pm (GMT), a panel of experts answered readers’ questions about studying in Europe.

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Could an executive MBA help you in your career? If so, how do you choose the right programme? The Financial Times’ panel of experts are now answering reader’s questions live:

On the panel are:

Xiongwen Lu, dean of Fudan University School of Management
Peter Tufano, dean of the University of Oxford Saïd Business School
Della Bradshaw, editor of Financial Times Business Education

 

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A group of five alumni from the Indian School of Business has won the Hult Prize, the largest student business plan competition in the world. Read more

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Masters in Management options are growing fast. Why is this degree so popular? What do recruiters look for when hiring graduates from these programmes? Our panel of experts will answer readers’ questions today.

 

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We would like to hear your thoughts on whether an EMBA is actually worth the thousands of dollars it usually costs. Read more

Charlotte Clarke, Communities Editor

Are you struggling to study in the library? Do you want to meet economists, investment bankers, strategists and corporate financiers from the City’s largest buy and sell-side institutions? FT Alphaville, the daily news and commentary service for financial market professionals, is hosting a debut financial festival on Wednesday 2nd July 2014 and we have discount tickets for MBA students.


The festival will take place in the City of London, in a big white tent at the Honourable Artillery Company. It will feature talks from Peking University professor Michael Pettis and activist Carson Block; problems solved live by FT agony aunt Lucy Kellaway; and a pub quiz run by FT Management Editor Andrew Hill. There will also be a panel discussion titled Is this Nuts? with Bank of England executive director Andrew Haldane and the chance to network inside inflatable igloos. Read more

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Are you interested in a career in finance? Confidence has grown in the financial markets but is it the best route to take? Or would an MBA be a better choice? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts.

On the panel are:

Kate Lander, head of education for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at the CFA Institute
Andrew Clare, professor of asset management at City University Cass Business School
Heidi Pickett, director of the Master of Finance programme at MIT Sloan School of Management
Mark Shackleton, professor of finance at Lancaster University Management School
Emma Boyde, FT Business Education Reporter and FT Lexicon Editor

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Are you thinking of applying to study for an MBA? Are you cramming for your GMAT or GRE test? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts.

On the panel are:

Kate Smith, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Chioma Isiadinso, chief executive of Expartus
Abhinav Charan, MBA student at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School

 

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What does RQFII stand for?* This was one of the questions Imperial College Business School successfully answered to win the inaugural Financial Times Business School Challenge this year.  Read more

Charlotte Clarke, Communities Editor

What sort of executive courses are appropriate? And how do you measure value and return on investment? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts:

On the panel are:

Michael Malefakis, associate dean of executive education at Columbia Business School
Ruby Chen, deputy director of executive education at Ceibs
Winfried Ruigrok, dean of the Executive School at the University of St.Gallen
Brendan Noonan, senior vice-president of group learning and development at Emirates
Della Bradshaw, editor of Financial Times Business Education

 

Charlotte Clarke, Communities Editor

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

 

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“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…… Read more