MBA

Philippa Rock, The 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

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

Charlotte Clarke, FT

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