Exams

Atul Agarwal, Warwick Business School

Now in the second half of his MBA programme Atul Agarwal, who blogs from Warwick Business School, finds his days are full with electives and group work. Nonetheless he still has time for networking on LinkedIn Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

With his MBA programme at Lancaster University Management School in full swing, blogger Niladri Gupta has found the workload a heavy one. Nonetheless he has found the time for some relaxation in Malaysia, allowing him to reflect on his programme 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

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

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

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

John Hayden, HEC Paris

The end of term saw the first round of final examinations. Unlike my undergraduate degree when I had sleepless nights cramming, I was ready for these exams and strangely excited about the challenge. 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

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

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

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

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

As Abhinav settles into his MBA programme he discovers that his days are filled with business school organised events, but there was still time to enjoy the fireworks Read more

Veena Viswanathan, INSEAD

With her Insead MBA in full swing and little time for anything apart from study and sleep, Veena Viswanathan has put together a list of favourite pastimes she has had to forego – her personal opportunity costs  Read more

Ildeniz Armutak, Istanbul University, Institute of Business Admin

With her MBA programme now in full swing Ildeniz is finding her life is very busy. As well as her internship and language lessons she also has to focus on quantitative classes – not her favourite subject  Read more

Helen Casey, Imperial Business School EMBA

With her MBA drawing to a close Helen Casey looks back on her business school experience and realises she has made some friends for life Read more

Stephen Garden, London Business School

With the end of his MBA programme in sight Stephen Garden believes the degree has changed him professionally  Read more

Tristan Tucker, University of Queensland

Is the ability to commit to memory an important skill for business professionals? One blogger believes he has the answer Read more

Thomas Pedrick, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

At the halfway point of his MBA programme one blogger realises that his programme has changed the way he views the outside world Read more

Benjamin Bechtolsheim

Deciding whether or not to study for an MBA is not only about the return on investment. It is also about the experience itself. Will you enjoy it? Are you prepared to sacrifice other areas of your life? Benjamin Bechtolsheim weighs up the pros and cons Read more

Kishore Adiraju, MIP Politecnico di Milano

Ravi, one of my acquaintances, used to contact me frequently when I was in Hyderabad. He is one of the countless engineering graduates that colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) churn out every year. Read more