Classes

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

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Blogger Niladri Gupta has been immersed in strategy. Implementing a strategy is much harder than simply devising it he says because of the human element Read more

Michele Lagioia, European School of Management and Technology

In his first FT MBA blog Michele Lagioia, who is studying at the European School of Management and Technology, looks at the factors that propelled him to business school Read more

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

What does an MBA in luxury brand management actually entail? FT blogger Christine Cheng gives an explanation Read more

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

When Will.i.am retweeted Professor Allegre Hadida’s FT interview link to his 11 million followers, it reminded me of Malcolm Gladwell’s theories on ‘social epidemics’. It takes the gumption of very special individuals to make the ‘law of few’ come out alive. Read more

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

Want to battle stress and nerves, thrive under pressure, work the group dynamics and remain unfazed by ambiguity? Try an MBA case competition. Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

What is personal development at business school? Blogger Kyle Wu spent some time with classmates one evening exploring the subject and came up with some interesting conclusions Read more

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

With only a few months to go before she graduates, MBA blogger Lynne Hoey has lost her drive and energy, along with many of her classmates. The pressure of the programme, combined with full-time work, is taking its toll Read more

Veena Viswanathan, INSEAD

Insead is known for its large international cohort. FT MBA blogger Veena Viswanathan interviews an Argentine-Italian student and gets an insight into his life on campus  Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

If Machiavelli were around today would he have been a strategy consultant? Blogger Niladri Gupta from Lancaster University Management School believes he definitely would have been Read more

Ildeniz Armutak, Istanbul University, Institute of Business Admin

The final and make-up exams are over. Now I have a three-week holiday ahead, without the stress that comes from all the evening classes that are hard to attend on time due to the heavy traffic load in Istanbul, the lack of concentration on topics after a long and tiring work day and the attempts to stay awake in order to be able to prepare for the mid-term and final exams. Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

After a solid month of work on the start-up over Independent Activities Period (IAP), it’s time to play the balancing game and go back to the classroom. Read more

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