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Charlotte Clarke, Communities Editor

In the third part of our live series with guest expert Chioma Isiadinso, co-founder of consultancy Expartus and former admissions officer at Harvard Business School, we continue answering questions submitted by students interested in applying for an MBA.

Join in on Thursday, 23rd July 2015, between 2pm and 3pm BST. To submit questions, email ask@ft.com or use the right-hand side of this post.

Other posts in this series:

Part one

Part two

 

Charlotte Clarke, Communities Editor

In the second part of our live series with guest expert Chioma Isiadinso, co-founder of consultancy Expartus and former admissions officer at Harvard Business School, we continue answering questions submitted by students interested in applying to business school.

Join in on Thursday, 16th July 2015, between 2pm and 3pm BST. To submit questions, email ask@ft.com or use the right-hand side of this post.

Read the first round of advice from Chioma here .

 

Charlotte Clarke, Communities Editor

Are you interested in applying to business school? If you are seeking advice about the admissions process, such as how to select your targeted schools, then send your questions to our guest expert Chioma Isiadinso, co-founder of consultancy Expartus and former admissions officer at Harvard Business School.

Chioma will answer questions live on Thursday, 9th July 2015, between 2pm and 3pm BST. To submit questions, email ask@ft.com or use the right-hand side of this post.

 

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As part of our focus on MBA applications next week we asked our bloggers to share their top tips. Read more

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Should you study finance? On Wednesday, June 24 2015, from 2-3pm BST a panel of experts will answer your questions on financial training. Register now to participate.

On the panel are:

  • Jacques Olivier, programme director of the MS Finance at HEC Paris
  • Gareth Howells, executive director of the MBA and MiF programmes at London Business School
  • Stephen Horan, managing director and co-lead of education at the CFA Institute

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

For more information, take a look at the FT 2015 rankings of pre-experience and post-experience Masters in Finance programmes, topped by HEC Paris and LBS. 

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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:

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

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

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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.

 

Charlotte Clarke, Communities Editor

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

On the panel were:

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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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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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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

“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

Charlotte Clarke, Communities Editor

As part of our MBA Gender Gap week, Jennifer Soffen, our blogger from Harvard Business School is taking part in this live interactive blog to share her experience of studying at business school with our readers. Find out firsthand what the gender dynamics are like in her classroom.

 

Charlotte Clarke, Communities Editor

Could an Executive MBA help you in your career? If so, how much would it cost? And how do you choose the right programme? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts.

On the panel are:

Nick Binedell, dean of the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science,
Mahendra Gupta, dean at Olin Business School at Washington University,
Steef Van de Velde, dean at Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Management,
Bernard Yeung, dean at the National University of Singapore Business School,
Della Bradshaw, editor of Financial Times Business Education