Classes

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

In his final term at Thunderbird, MBA blogger Kyle Wu found that suddenly and very unexpectedly, nothing was going to plan Read more

Atul Agarwal, Warwick Business School

With his MBA almost over Atul is eager to return to the working world and a salary, but at the same time wants to continue to be a student and spend time with his business school friends Read more

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

We’ve made it through all our classes at Essec and finished our luxury tour du monde. After a year of going behind closed doors to learn from the most powerful and respected luxury maisons, here are some of my favourite memories and the key learnings they represent. Read more

Prakhar Gautam, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

The EPGP bandwagon carries on at a neck-breaking pace. Every day brings new challenges, increasingly complex case studies, growing networks and of course, the nervous energy associated with going into the examination halls all over again. Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

With his MBA at Lancaster University Management School drawing to a close, MBA blogger Niladri Gupta is considering his future. Should he heed the siren call and return to India? Read more

Prakhar Gautam, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

FT blogger Prakhar Gautam has completed four weeks at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Already he recognises that it will be a roller coaster ride Read more

Michele Lagioia, European School of Management and Technology

How similar are scientists and corporate managers? Blogger Michele Lagioia finds that they are more alike than one might first suppose. Read more

Kshitij Gopal, National University of Singapore

For many MBA students now is the time to sign up for an internship. But blogger Kshitij Gopal says that the job search in Singapore is much harder than he had anticipated and while he has been lucky, many of his friends are still searching Read more

Amar Naik, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

For blogger Amar, at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, the workload is increasing Read more

Jennifer Soffen

Harvard Business School blogger Jennifer Soffen has graduated and now faces a future in which there will be few benchmarks.  Read more

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

Abhinav Charan is coming to the end of his MBA programme at Judge Cambridge. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of travel, competitions and listening to speakers from a variety of sectors Read more

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

One of the keys to conflict resolution is not to fight anyone else’s battles. IE blogger Lynne Hoey recently put lessons learned from her organisational behaviour class to the test Read more

Amar Naik, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Amar Naik is about to begin his international programme in management for executives at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. He is nervous, but prepared for the challenges ahead Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

If you take the time to talk to people you can discover a lot of information says MBA blogger Niladri Gupta Read more

Michele Lagioia, European School of Management and Technology

Blogger Michele Lagioia finds considerable similarities between balancing on a rope and balancing the demands of his MBA programme at the European School of Management and Technology Read more

John Hayden, HEC Paris

The end of his second term is in sight for FT MBA blogger John Hayden. He has already selected the electives he will study in his third term at HEC, but before that is a leadership course at the French Military Academy Saint Cyr  Read more

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently hosted the Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition which drew teams from around the world. And the winner? This year it was Said Business School University of Oxford. FT MBA blogger Ramesh Chander was on the winning team. Read more

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

Time in the MBA sure flies! It’s exciting to see that as our class nears the finish line, next year’s class is queued up already. My two years at BYU have been transformative and I feel prepared to tackle business challenges. But it seems like yesterday that I was an anxious prospective MBA student, unsure of what to expect. Here are five things that I wish I knew before joining the programme. Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

It’s week three of a 12-week semester. I am sick. Those two sentences are not mutually exclusive. I had strained not just to keep up with the unrelenting workload, but to make it to classes. I went to talk to the professors to explain myself and in the hope of salvaging my grade. Read more

Justin Ter, Ceibs

When you are motivated, even if the workload is heavy, it is easy to shake off fatigue says MBA blogger Justin Ter Read more

Marco Biava, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

If you do not think your future is worth being invested on rewarding assets, if you believe success can be reached by strokes of luck and if you rely on fortune-telling, then you might as well skip this article. Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

Last week, I walked into the MIT Sloan admissions office conference room for a prospective student lunch. In an effort to spark conversation, on the whiteboard was written, “What is your favourite Sloan memory?” I immediately wrote SVST on the board. Read more

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

We are MBAs. We are supposed to be about business, strategy, maximising profits; so the most common words you should be hearing in the business school should be “show me the money!”, Jerry Maguire-style. But that is not what I heard or have been hearing at Saïd, at least recently. It is about the human side of the MBA. Read more