MBA

Kim Johnstone, The University of Sydney Business School

Research is important when developing a marketing strategy but it is critical when you need to understand as much as possible about a specific audience Read more

Marta Szczerba, Harvard Business School

Director Steven Spielberg addresses students at Commencement, advising students to be heroes of their lives as there are so many villains to fight Read more

Stephen Morse, Said Business School, Oxford

Influenced by all manner of encounters, my mind has been opened in ways I would never have expected  Read more

Jess Webb, University of Edinburgh Business School

Football manager Chris Coleman got Wales to the semi finals of the European Championships, showing effective management is having the power to bring people along with you © Getty

People tend to have a preferred style which is then overused, but you can learn to blend different techniques Read more

Luis Héctor Rubio, Columbia Business School

After some data-crunching I came up with the ranking of all MBA rankings, but imagining myself living in certain places is what really helped me decide Read more

Charles Street, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University

Being able to adapt to different situations and thinking about how to manage your attention rather than time can help to manage work and the other demands of everyday life Read more

Kristina Koch, Rotman School of Management

Rotman Convocation 2016

Graduation at Rotman: a memorable day for all

It is a time-old question, but the right programme develops you professionally and personally while broadening your horizons Read more

Bo Zhang, Columbia Business School

A business school’s alumni network provides invaluable industry insights, while career advisers can help with applications Read more

Stephen Morse, Said Business School, Oxford


A recent energy conference, hosted at Said, was an opportunity to find out about post-MBA opportunities in a sector that is doing some good things Read more

Philippa Rock, The Wharton School

My ability to relax is still not optimal but as I engage more in mindfulness I hope I can achieve a decent work-life balance throughout my career Read more

Karun Jain, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

An engineering background coupled with an MBA is a powerful combination  © Image by Getty

How an MBA experience can effectively marry each profession’s different skill sets Read more

Luca Sabia, Durham Business School

Here are some guiding principles to successfully navigate questions from potential employers or investors and make a good impression Read more

Jess Webb, University of Edinburgh Business School

Negotiations to watch: Will the UK achieve its goals in talks with the EU  © Getty Images

Smart negotiators don’t just plan for the end goal, they plan for every scenario possible and eliminate surprises Read more

Stephen Morse, Said Business School, Oxford

Reid Hoffman, co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, at the New Work Summit, California, in March

The LinkedIn co-founder highlights the three things you must do to build a successful start-up Read more

Sunny Sheng, Copenhagen Business School

I have been away to neighbouring Sweden to discover my leadership style – the trip pushed me out of my comfort zone, but it was a chance to apply theoretical leadership to real tasks Read more

Kim Johnstone, The University of Sydney Business School

A recent group project highlighted that while technology offers the potential for lots of tricks, it may not be what an organisation needs Read more

Sílvia Simões, IMD Business School

The combination of these is transforming the way we live, work, think and behave, and so too business school is about the real world and real issues Read more

Laura Melina Loeven, Nanyang Business School

The ambassadors of Rwanda and South Africa give an insider’s view on the development plans for Africa and the achievements of two of its emerging economies  Read more

Marta Szczerba, Harvard Business School

If you are considering applying to Harvard Business school, here’s an insight into the some of the sorts of classes you can expect Read more

Laura Melina Loeven, Nanyang Business School

Simulation game imitated a factory floor to teach operations management skills

Simulation game imitated a factory floor to teach operations management skills

Playing the Littlefield simulation game over seven days taps into the competitiveness of MBA students and helps develop a better understanding of the challenges of managing a factory floor Read more

Marta Szczerba, Harvard Business School

The richness of the school’s environment is inescapable, while in real life one has to make an effort to seek it out Read more

Eduardo Alvarado Vásquez

Data sharing: collaboration tools such as HealthMap have detected disease outbreaks, such as the Zika Virus, transmitted by Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Image by Getty

The “sharing economy”, or peer-to-peer-based sharing of access to goods and services, has expanded rapidly in recent years. From Airbnb, the accommodation site, to Uber, the taxi service, technology means people can share things much more easily and at a lower cost. But what does the “sharing economy” mean for medicine? Read more

Laura Melina Loeven, Nanyang Business School

Mastering the art of silence can reduce stress and improve concentration skills Read more

Brenden Sheehan, Thunderbird School of Global Management

In his convocation speech at Thunderbird, the Republican representative says no success in the corporate world can compensate for failure at home. The FT MBA blog will return on Monday, June 6. Read more

Stephen Morse, Said Business School, Oxford

Oxford students cheer on their team

There are obvious things to expect from business school – such as consulting war stories and brilliant CEOs speaking to your classes. And then there are the less obvious things such as the MBAT, or MBA Tournament, an annual sporting event for MBA students from around Europe. The tournament at HEC Paris has been running for the past 25 years on the French school’s campus in Jouy-en-Josas. This year there were more than 1,300 competitors from about a dozen schools in about two dozen sports. Read more