Exams

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

Mark Partridge, University of Washington

In his final blog, Mark Partridge looks back on his business school career and gives some advice on when it might be a good time to study for an MBA  Read more

Diana Mak, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

Graduation is almost upon her, and one blogger is going to continue her dream of founding a social enterprise Read more

Kishore Adiraju, MIP Politecnico di Milano

Before even taking his first exam Kishore believes that he has learned a very valuable lesson  Read more

Eunice Benedicto, Durham University Business School

During an MBA you will experience conflicting demands, but how you handle that is all part of the programme. Eunice Benedicto advises students to be willing to compromise and let go of non-mandatory sessions to achieve the work-life balance Read more

Ibad Hyder, National University of Singapore

With much of his MBA programme under his belt Ibad Hyder has several tips for potential students on how to get the most out of business school Read more

Wesley Cole, Cass Business School

For Wesley Cole the MBA programme has ended and it is out into the real world Read more