Alumni

Kelvin Chiu

The MBA programme is over it seems before you know it, that is why it is wise to make the most of every opportunity 

Katie Cannon, London Business School

A four-month exchange trip has come to an end and students return to campus in the knowledge that their MBA programme will soon be over 

Mehul Ruparelia, Indian School of Business

As the end of the programme approaches, students are throwing themselves into the recruitment season and focusing on job interviews 

Miguel Suarez, IE Business School

With his MBA diploma under his belt, Miguel reflects on his life-changing year as a business school student 

Katie Cannon, London Business School

Meeting the key players in the media industry in Los Angeles has been the icing on the cake for the London Business School exchange students 

Aushima Thakur, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Ten days are all I have before I board the aircraft to Rotterdam. The tickets are here, the packing is still to be started, there are refresher-tests to be written before Christmas, the preparation for the case competitions is already on and the to-do list is never-ending. 

Andrea Nowack, George Washington University

The inter-school MBA case study competition gives students at George Washington University the opportunity to work together in small teams and come up with what they hope will be a winning strategy for a business plan 

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

The past few weeks have been quite busy on the Thunderbird campus. One of the more significant events was the inaugural Global Business Dialogue, which brought more than 1,000 alumni and distinguished business and social sector leaders from over 50 countries to discuss current global leadership challenges. 

Katie Cannon, London Business School

The power of networks can be far more pervasive than you realise and surfaces in the most unexpected of places 

Abhishek Ramanathan, Australian School of Business

If you’ve ever lived in this part of the world, you wouldn’t be surprised to hear people enquiring what the MBA is all about. 

Andi Caruso, SDA Bocconi

The weeks leading up to the start of an MBA programme are always nerve wracking for new students, but making contact on Facebook has helped to calm anxieties 

Katie Cannon, London Business School

Halfway through her two year MBA Katie is off to the Anderson School of Management on an exchange programme 

Alanna Petroff, Saïd Oxford

With graduation almost upon them, MBA students are stepping up their job search 

Katie Cannon, London Business School

It might be the summer break, but for those on a two-year MBA programme there is still the summer internship to contend with 

Chloe Weisberg, Stern School of Business, NYU

With her MBA under her belt, Chloe Weisberg looks back on her two-year programme at Stern. Her conclusion? a memorable experience, not to be missed. 

Barbara O'Beirne, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business

With her MBA only a few days away Barbara O’Beirne looks back on the past year of her life at business school and hopes that she has made friends who will last a lifetime  

Abhishek Ramanathan, Australian School of Business

With the first term finished students are beginning to take the programme more in their stride and are beginning to focus on the recruitment process 

Jonathan Kay, University of Southern California Marshall school

Graduation marks the end of an era as the USC Class of 2011 leave the school for far-flung destinations 

Lidija Pehak Kolenko, Essec Business School

Studying for an MBA in luxury means that one has the opportunity to attend sector fairs as well as a trip to one of the luxury markets 

Barbara O'Beirne, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business

One-to-one coaching can help MBA students to change both function and sector  

Lidija Pehak Kolenko, Essec Business School

A field trip to New York gave students the opportunity to visit various companies from the different luxury sectors and get a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes 

Barbara O'Beirne, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business

The Smurfit school has seen its FT ranking jump by 20 places 

Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

The first post I ever did here on the Financial Times MBA blog was titled “The Start of Something New”, and I thought it would be appropriate to title my final blog the same. Why?