Classes

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

With a quarter of her MBA programme completed Alexandra Fitzgerald looks back on what she has learned so far and is pleased by what the degree has taught her Read more

Marco Biava, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

With the Chinese New Year about to begin blogger Marco Biava has a holiday ahead of him. However, he first had to endure Kam Po Day in which students had to present their career plans to a committee of managers and entrepreneurs. It was a very tough 20 minutes he says Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

In his first blog Niladri Gupta believes that Lancaster University Management School is a catalyst for change – a change he had not been expecting before he embarked on his MBA Read more

Justin Ter, Ceibs

Justin Ter begins his blog from Ceibs. He was not expecting that business school life would be so “full” and he likens it to encountering an avalanche when he expected to just have a pleasurable ski Read more

Kshitij Gopal, National University of Singapore

In his first MBA blog Kshitij Gopal describes life at the National University of Singapore business school, a rollercoaster of classes, parties, assignments, networking events and much more Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

MBA blogger Andrew Radin believes that having a great team stems from developing real relationships.  Read more

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

Although studying for an MBA can be all consuming, FT blogger Lynne Hoey says it is important to remember that family and friends also need attention Read more

Johanna Singer

When Johanna Singer began her MBA she was advised that she would not be able to handle all three aspects of the MBA experience – career, social and academic – at the same time. Initially she dismissed this advice, but now in her second semester she has revised her opinion Read more

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

Students hit the ground running for the second term at Manchester Business School. MBA blogger Jaya Sharma found the first week of classes vigorous and challenging with two main modules that stood out – strategy and negotiations  Read more

Atul Agarwal, Warwick Business School

A new term at Warwick Business School and a new module for the FT’s latest MBA blogger Atul Agarwal Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

Andrew Radin has one word of advice for students considering studying a language while doing their MBA: Don’t. Read more

Madhavi Rao, MBA/MS at Ross School of Business and the University of Michigan

As she faces her final term at Michigan Madhavi Rao says that what she will most from her business school days is the sense of community – of support and friendship which has sustained her over her studies Read more

Johanna Singer

The spring semester is almost upon her and Johanna Singer is eager to tackle some of the elective classes on offer Read more

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

New blogger Jaya Sharma is enjoying the fast pace of her programme at Manchester Business School, but there is little time for luxuries such as friends and sleep Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

What is it like to have an all-day interview? Kyle Wu recently found out when he flew to California for a series of interviews with a software company Read more

Hammad Hussain, IMD

Hammad Hussain has finished his MBA programme at IMD. He feels that he has learnt much, however as he resumes his career his eyes are now wide open to new opportunities Read more

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

The speed of time is incredible. The Michaelmas term is over, meaning I have completed eight courses, one venture project and attended multiple leadership lectures. This list, of course, is the bare minimum. To celebrate this milestone, many of my classmates have already dotted their presence across continental Europe and beyond. Read more

Throughout the year MBA students from schools around the world have been blogging about their business school experiences. From travelling to far-flung places, to studying into the small hours, to preparing for nerve-racking job interviews, the students have described the ups and downs of their lives on an MBA programme. Read more

Jennifer Soffen

A class that examined using your network to encourage investors to come on board stimulated considerable debate and gave Jennifer Soffen food for thought. Is it wise to “save” your network for the perfect opportunity or should you recognise that there will never be a perfect opportunity and as long as you have faith in your idea you should trust your investors to come to their own conclusions Read more

Ildeniz Armutak, Istanbul University, Institute of Business Admin

For MBA blogger Ildeniz Armutak the finals are almost upon her. As she tries to juggle all the balls in her business and personal life as well as study she finds that life is stressful  Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Doing a dual degree has given Derek Laan a unique perspective on MBA student life in a small town and in a big city  Read more

John Hayden, HEC Paris

It is the exam period and John Hayden reports that examinations and coursework “have tried to suck the life out of me”. But he admits that he found the entire exam period strangely liberating and is now beginning to feel more confident with his new skills  Read more

Madhavi Rao, MBA/MS at Ross School of Business and the University of Michigan

In her first term at Michigan Ross Madhavi encountered product paternalism and realised that she needed to rethink her approach to ‘doing good’ Read more