MBA

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

Prakhar Gautam, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

My business school week. Meet: chief executive and managing director Bharti AXA General Insurance; cheif executive Aditya Birla Group Retail. Read more

Owen Woolcock, London Business School

It is a great privilege to write in this forum through the second year of my MBA programme at London Business School. I hope I offer something for those contemplating, studying in, or reflecting on their own MBA experience. Read more

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

Between life and work I sometimes wonder where I’ll find the time to keep up with the suggested 12-hours a week I should be dedicating to my MBA. Read more

Domitilla Ferrari, EMBA SDA Bocconi

When I was young, every summer my first thought at the end of the last lesson at school was what colour my next bikini would be. Read more

Veena Viswanathan, Insead

FT MBA blogger Veena Viswanathan spent some time talking to Prof Massa, Insead’s professor of banking. Among the many topics discussed was whether Prof Massa believes that the school’s new Master in Finance programme will cannibalise the MBA programme. Read more

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

While our classes and exams are over, we still have to complete our summer field projects before we can graduate. The field project is like an internship and a thesis. It allows us to gain relevant work experience while requiring us to apply our MBA knowledge to study a topic in depth. Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Niladri Gupta joined Lancaster University Management School’s MBA programme almost seven months ago. It has, he says, been a journey, a voyage of reflection and learning and self discovery. Read more

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

The end of term is near and that nostalgic feeling engulfs us all. All of us have just finished attending the last class of the MBA and for many of us the last classroom situation for quite some time to come. Read more

Domitilla Ferrari, EMBA SDA Bocconi

New blogger Domitilla Ferrari has learnt a lot since joining SDA Bocconi’s evening EMBA programme. Here she lists her top 10 takeaways so far Read more