MBA

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

We are MBAs. We are supposed to be about business, strategy, maximising profits; so the most common words you should be hearing in the business school should be “show me the money!”, Jerry Maguire-style. But that is not what I heard or have been hearing at Saïd, at least recently. It is about the human side of the MBA. Read more

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

A live consultancy project gives MBA students to see what life could be like once they leave business school and enter the workplace. Jaya Sharma at Manchester Business School has found the entire experience exciting Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Blogger Niladri Gupta has been immersed in strategy. Implementing a strategy is much harder than simply devising it he says because of the human element Read more

Michele Lagioia, European School of Management and Technology

In his first FT MBA blog Michele Lagioia, who is studying at the European School of Management and Technology, looks at the factors that propelled him to business school Read more

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

What does an MBA in luxury brand management actually entail? FT blogger Christine Cheng gives an explanation Read more

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

FT blogger Ramesh Chander tackles two visits: his own to the Financial Times to witness at first hand the Business School Challenge and an inspiring talk at Said Business School from Steve Ballmer, former chief executive of Microsoft Read more

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

Recruiting season – what does it mean and what secures an offer? Alexandra Fitzgerald has identified certain criteria which she believes can help students to get an interview and then subsequently an offer  Read more

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

When Will.i.am retweeted Professor Allegre Hadida’s FT interview link to his 11 million followers, it reminded me of Malcolm Gladwell’s theories on ‘social epidemics’. It takes the gumption of very special individuals to make the ‘law of few’ come out alive. Read more

Ekta Malhotra, EMBA global programme

When I first wrote this blog a good friend of mine reviewing it told me it was boring. ‘If you’ve just been on an inspirational communications course, why have you written something that doesn’t inspire?’ he asked. He was right. I had. Read more

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

Want to battle stress and nerves, thrive under pressure, work the group dynamics and remain unfazed by ambiguity? Try an MBA case competition. Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

What is personal development at business school? Blogger Kyle Wu spent some time with classmates one evening exploring the subject and came up with some interesting conclusions Read more

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

With only a few months to go before she graduates, MBA blogger Lynne Hoey has lost her drive and energy, along with many of her classmates. The pressure of the programme, combined with full-time work, is taking its toll Read more

Justin Ter, Ceibs

New blogger Justin Ter from Ceibs reflects on the first six months of his MBA programme. He believes that he has already become more empathetic and tolerant and feels he now has a better grasp of when to compromise, when to push ahead and when to take a back seat. Read more

“Despite a conviction for fraud, which billionaire said he was planning to stand in the European elections?” and “Which internet company turned down Daniek Ek, the founder of Spotify, for a job?” were just two of the questions in the FT’s Business School Challenge, which launched this week. Seven European business schools participated and and the winner was…… Read more

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

With graduation staring her in the face, MBA blogger Madhavi Rao believes that her years at Michigan Ross have been some of the best of her life Read more

Atul Agarwal, Warwick Business School

A group of students from Warwick Business School spent an enjoyable week in Vancouver. Many were so impressed they are eager to return to the city post-MBA Read more

John Hayden, HEC Paris

For John Hayden one of the most valuable aspects of his MBA programme has been the TEC On Campus scheme. The course at HEC Paris has allowed the MBA blogger to learn more about himself and his leadership potential  Read more

Jennifer Soffen

If you’ve ever been to Harvard Business School, you’ll know what I mean when I say that physically it’s an incredibly comfortable place. The facilities are impeccable. Our student centre, filled with huge arm chairs, dark wood tables and bright sunlight, provides a country club atmosphere for students. You may not come from money, but here you already feel like you’ve made a ton of it.

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Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

Hilary term at Said Business School, Oxford is now well underway. But many of the MBA students, including MBA blogger Ramesh Chander, dub the term “Hellary” because of the heavy workload they all have to face  Read more

Veena Viswanathan, INSEAD

Insead is known for its large international cohort. FT MBA blogger Veena Viswanathan interviews an Argentine-Italian student and gets an insight into his life on campus  Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Lancaster is a long way away from Georgetown, a small town in the bluegrass state of Kentucky in the US, a place called home for the last 12 years. Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

If Machiavelli were around today would he have been a strategy consultant? Blogger Niladri Gupta from Lancaster University Management School believes he definitely would have been Read more

Kshitij Gopal, National University of Singapore

What is networking? Kshitij Gopal thinks there is value to be found in networking and making contacts for the same reasons that we make friends Read more