Alumni

Lee Mrnjavac, Iese Business School

While at business school the chance to meet industry leaders, individuals whom during the normal course of events you would never come across, is one of the real benefits of an MBA programme one blogger believes 

Lubica Valentova, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

For any MBA an essential part of going to business school is the support received from career services. Being shown the correct way to write a CV or how best to present yourself at an interview can make the difference between getting a job offer or not 

Brigitte Roediger, University of Stellenbosch

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 

Hammad Hussain, IMD

Being an MBA student means having a busy life. However students quickly realise that they cannot do everything and if they are going to stay the course they need to prioritise  

Stephen Garden, London Business School

The MBA programme is not only about study, there is also plenty of opportunity at business school to join clubs in your area of interest – a great way to network 

Noel Hanssens, University of Hong Kong

Rankings can be a brilliant resource for students who are considering going to business school and wish to search the wide range of MBA programmes on offer. 

Noel Hanssens, University of Hong Kong

For many on an MBA programme the international diversity of the cohort is one of the key elements. A two-year programme allows for friendships to develop and in many cases is a network that lasts a lifetime 

Thomas Pedrick, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

Having done his due diligence and compared various business schools in Europe, the US and Asia one blogger is excited to begin his MBA programme in South Africa 

Wing Lee, Ceibs

The new year brings with it the promise of exciting opportunities as well as the search for a summer internship 

Ernest Kwame Gyimah, European School of Management and Technology

The end of the MBA programme is marked by a ball as graduating students prepare for their new professional lives  

Mark Partridge, University of Washington

It has been a very busy period for one blogger who despite studying on a full-time programme has continued to work part time, adding an additional layer of complexity to an already busy life  

Benjamin Bechtolsheim

Marketing, strategy and other lessons from business school teach students the importance of looking at mature markets in a different way. A different mindset finds opportunities where others see no room for growth 

Lubica Valentova, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Entrepreneurship and becoming an entrepreneur are two of the reasons that many MBA students go to business school. Alumni who have started their own business frequently return to school to give tips and recount their experiences to current students 

Andi Caruso, SDA Bocconi

What are the advantages of studying in Europe v studying in the US? One blogger was has had experience of both gives a few tips to would-be students 

Katie Sherning, Cranfield School of Management

As well as the Cranfield regatta next July there is plenty for the MBA students to look forward to. They now have to make a choice between a field trip to countries such as Ethiopia and Nepal to work with local businessess, or a study trip to visit businesses in China, South Africa, Japan or Brazil. 

Arun Chaubey, Indian School of Business

As well as academic commitments students are busy with extra curricular activities, including working with non-profits 

Ernest Kwame Gyimah, European School of Management and Technology

In September, nine months into my one-year MBA programme, I gave an interview to a video journalist who was working with my school. 

Ernest Kwame Gyimah, European School of Management and Technology

I believe engaging in a consulting project offers enormous practical experience and exposure which is at least comparable to having an internship. 

Wesley Cole, Cass Business School

One EMBA blogger believes that there is more to his programme than a return on investment 

Brigitte Roediger, University of Stellenbosch

Studying for an MBA provides students with a wealth of opportunities such as sitting in on advisory board meetings 

Lubica Valentova, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Beginning an MBA programme is an intense experience, but the schools go out of their way to make new students feel at home 

Hajime Sudo, Bradford-Perugia joint MBA programme

The end of the MBA programme is a time for reflection, but for many the beginning of new careers 

Aushima Thakur, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

A mentor can make a difference to one’s life in unexpected ways