MBA

Owen Woolcock, London Business School

MBA blogger Owen Woolcock examines the impact of French economist Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, on his school campus Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Lancaster student Niladri Gupta describes the logistics of studying in the UK while leaving his family in the US and setting up a business in India  Read more

Gareth Rees, University of Bath EMBA

Back to where it had all finished, or at least where I thought it had finished. A shade over seven years since I walked out of my last exam as an undergraduate at Bath – thinking I’d never again have to go through the torment of hours on end revision – there I was, stood in exactly the same spot about to do it all again. Read more

Ignaz Cassar, Telfer School of Management, Ottawa

The sun barely rising, I watched London’s early morning traffic go by during my taxi ride to the airport. After the intense, emotional rollercoaster of the last few days spent wrapping up my life in London, it was time to fly. Read more

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

Two weeks ago today, I graduated from the Global MBA programme at IE Business School. It was exactly as I thought it would be: an anticlimax. Read more

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

MBA blogger Jaya Sharma is now half way through her internship in a consultancy firm and has received lots of advice from MBA alumni working there Read more

Ekta Malhotra, EMBA global programme

EMBA blogger Ekta Malhotra,examines why she enrolled for the degree, how she manages to get everything done and whether the hefty price tag was worth ir Read more

Prakhar Gautam, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

As the core courses draw to a closure, it’s that time of the year when students pick and choose their electives. The process of choosing specialisations, however, has always baffled me.

Is it really worthwhile to concentrate on a specific business area or should students prefer an all-encompassing business education? There are choices, and when there are choices, there are trade-offs. Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Most of my colleagues are busy with their corporate challenge work where groups of three or four work for a large corporate client. Some are away on internships while I get to be the special guy around here. Read more

Veena Viswanathan, Insead

My swansong post features three classmates who are representative of the Insead MBA experience in every way. Three different countries, vastly different backgrounds – public and economic development, strategy consulting, financial policy – different personalities, different aspirations, one purpose: an MBA. Read more

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

Chronicling MBA time is no easy task especially because the volume and velocity of events tends to cause entropy. One would imagine that the Easter term at Cambridge would be an ideal setting for punting and Pimm’s. The assumption is fair and square but there is so much more to experience. Read more

Marta Szczerba, Harvard Business School

Every year Harvard Business School asks departing students a question taken from the last lines of a poem by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mary Oliver:

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Read more

Owen Woolcock, London Business School

Business school is more than learning about strategy and financial accounting. MBA blogger Owen Woolcock has discovered that it is also about reflection and a growing self awareness Read more

Piyush Jain, UCLA Anderson School of Management

The shortest I have lived in a city is six days and the maximum is five years. I was only six days old before my parents moved from Karnal, a small town in northern India to Bangalore, also known as the Electronic City of India. Read more

Owen Woolcock, London Business School

On a quiet autumn evening, in the middle of an unremarkable week at London Business School, I had the privilege of witnessing a remarkable talk. Read more

Ignaz Cassar, Telfer School of Management, Ottawa

Ottawa? My decision to depart to Canada’s capital to do my MBA at the University of Ottawa has been met by friends and colleagues by many question marks. “Ottawa?” Read more

Atul Agarwal, Warwick Business School

Having completed all the academic modules, I am currently in the last phase of my MBA. I am doing an internship with a start-up in London and writing a 15,000-word dissertation on how real-time marketing will help companies increase their bottom line. Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Niladri Gupta was part of a small team from Lancaster University Management School which took part in a UK-China entrepreneurship competition. Over a period of a few months the team learnt a great deal, especially how to tackle cultural issues between the markets of the UK and China Read more

Gareth Rees, University of Bath EMBA

The professional life of a sportsman is a short one. Cricketer Gareth Rees is studying for an EMBA at the University of Bath School of Management. He wants to be prepared for his next career. Read more

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

Yesterday I took great joy in hitting the ‘submit’ button on the online submission form marking the completion of my first Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) for the finance module I started in May. What a great feeling! Read more

Philippa Rock, Wharton School

While going through the MBA admissions process, I was keen to find out about others’ perspectives on everyday life as an MBA student at the schools I was considering. This blog is written with thanks to those who shared their reflections before me and with best wishes to anyone considering business school in the future. Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Kyle Wu is now on his internship. In his latest blog he explains what really is competitive intelligence. Read more

Michele Lagioia, European School of Management and Technology

As he prepares for his summer break Michele Lagioia reflects on the last few months of his time at ESMT and all that he has learnt about values, interpersonal values and socially responsible values. Read more