MBA

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

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

In spite of the fact that I am busy with my summer internship and going back to school for my second year is the furthest thing from my mind, I received an email this week and it’s time for me to make my course selections. Read more

Are you struggling to study in the library? Do you want to meet economists, investment bankers, strategists and corporate financiers from the City’s largest buy and sell-side institutions? FT Alphaville, the daily news and commentary service for financial market professionals, is hosting a debut financial festival on Wednesday 2nd July 2014 and we have discount tickets for MBA students.


The festival will take place in the City of London, in a big white tent at the Honourable Artillery Company. It will feature talks from Peking University professor Michael Pettis and activist Carson Block; problems solved live by FT agony aunt Lucy Kellaway; and a pub quiz run by FT Management Editor Andrew Hill. There will also be a panel discussion titled Is this Nuts? with Bank of England executive director Andrew Haldane and the chance to network inside inflatable igloos. Read more

Kshitij Gopal, National University of Singapore

A team from the National University of Singapore Business School took part in the recent case competition at Yale. But although the team came third blogger Kishitji Gopal has reservations. The team’s presentation skills were not what they should be he says and Asian schools need to improve in this area  Read more

Amar Naik, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Students on the International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) at the Indian Institute Management of Lucknow (IIML) had the opportunity to meet and gain an insight into technology consulting from the Head – Technology Engineering and Consulting, Mastek Ltd – Mr Chandrakant. Read more

Prakhar Gautam, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

What does an MBA have in store after all? Is it the high paying job? A fancy designation? A dream organisation to work in? Perhaps it would not be a stretch to take all these as a realistic take-away from a distinguished management course. But am I limiting my options? Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

In his final term at Thunderbird, MBA blogger Kyle Wu found that suddenly and very unexpectedly, nothing was going to plan Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

What is the Sloan Innovation Period? MBA blogger Andrew Radin spoke to Tracy Purinton, who administers SIP, to get the inside track on this learning experience Read more

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

Recently, I decided I needed a break from my MBA and attended a yoga retreat to decompress and relax. To my pleasant surprise, the weekend offered a beginner’s introduction to meditation, a practice that I had been very interested in starting. Read more

Are you thinking of going to business school? Would you like to write about your experiences on your MBA programme? Read more

Atul Agarwal, Warwick Business School

With his MBA almost over Atul is eager to return to the working world and a salary, but at the same time wants to continue to be a student and spend time with his business school friends Read more

Veena Viswanathan, Insead

As her MBA programme comes to an end, FT MBA blogger Veena Viswanathan reflects on her year in Fontainebleau Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

The last few weeks have been busy with learning all about mergers and acquisitions and international finance as a part of my elective modules at Lancaster University Management School. Read more

Madhavi Rao, MBA/MS at Ross School of Business and the University of Michigan

Madhavi Rao outlines in her blog some of the professional reasons behind her decision to study at Ross School of Business, Universisty of Michigan Read more

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

We’ve made it through all our classes at Essec and finished our luxury tour du monde. After a year of going behind closed doors to learn from the most powerful and respected luxury maisons, here are some of my favourite memories and the key learnings they represent. Read more

Ekta Malhotra, EMBA global programme

With recruitment season upon us, MBA blogger and management consultant Ekta Malhotra urges MBAs to think very carefully about their job search and ensure that any career they opt for is the right fit  Read more

What does RQFII stand for?* This was one of the questions Imperial College Business School successfully answered to win the inaugural Financial Times Business School Challenge this year.  Read more

Prakhar Gautam, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

The EPGP bandwagon carries on at a neck-breaking pace. Every day brings new challenges, increasingly complex case studies, growing networks and of course, the nervous energy associated with going into the examination halls all over again. Read more

John Hayden, HEC Paris

Thursday 8th May until Sunday 11th May brought about possibly the biggest event of the HEC MBA annual calendar, the MBA Tournament (MBAT) also known as the MBA Olympics. Read more

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

With the first year of her programme under her belt, MBA blogger Alexandra Fitzgerald is looking ahead at what the second year will have to offer Read more

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

For blogger Linda Groarke, the module she has been dreading is finally upon her – finance Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

With his MBA at Lancaster University Management School drawing to a close, MBA blogger Niladri Gupta is considering his future. Should he heed the siren call and return to India? Read more