MBA

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

Abhinav Charan is coming to the end of his MBA programme at Judge Cambridge. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of travel, competitions and listening to speakers from a variety of sectors Read more

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

One of the keys to conflict resolution is not to fight anyone else’s battles. IE blogger Lynne Hoey recently put lessons learned from her organisational behaviour class to the test Read more

Atul Agarwal, Warwick Business School

Now in the second half of his MBA programme Atul Agarwal, who blogs from Warwick Business School, finds his days are full with electives and group work. Nonetheless he still has time for networking on LinkedIn Read more

Amar Naik, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Amar Naik is about to begin his international programme in management for executives at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. He is nervous, but prepared for the challenges ahead Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

If you take the time to talk to people you can discover a lot of information says MBA blogger Niladri Gupta Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

With his MBA programme at Lancaster University Management School in full swing, blogger Niladri Gupta has found the workload a heavy one. Nonetheless he has found the time for some relaxation in Malaysia, allowing him to reflect on his programme Read more

Michele Lagioia, European School of Management and Technology

Blogger Michele Lagioia finds considerable similarities between balancing on a rope and balancing the demands of his MBA programme at the European School of Management and Technology Read more

John Hayden, HEC Paris

The end of his second term is in sight for FT MBA blogger John Hayden. He has already selected the electives he will study in his third term at HEC, but before that is a leadership course at the French Military Academy Saint Cyr  Read more

Johanna Singer

After months of networking and anxiety MBA blogger Johanna Singer has accepted an internship offer. She can now sit back and relax Read more

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently hosted the Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition which drew teams from around the world. And the winner? This year it was Said Business School University of Oxford. FT MBA blogger Ramesh Chander was on the winning team. Read more

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier, IAE Aix

As I sit to write these words I realise just how long it has been since I lasted blogged. Not from a lack of topics or life experiences: I think all MBAs can confirm that the life of an MBA student is one where it seems there is not enough time in a day or week. Read more

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

Time in the MBA sure flies! It’s exciting to see that as our class nears the finish line, next year’s class is queued up already. My two years at BYU have been transformative and I feel prepared to tackle business challenges. But it seems like yesterday that I was an anxious prospective MBA student, unsure of what to expect. Here are five things that I wish I knew before joining the programme. Read more

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

Each year, the MBA Luxe class takes an international field trip to explore an overseas market. This year, we visited Hong Kong and Dubai, hubs to two of the most important and growing luxury markets: Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

It’s week three of a 12-week semester. I am sick. Those two sentences are not mutually exclusive. I had strained not just to keep up with the unrelenting workload, but to make it to classes. I went to talk to the professors to explain myself and in the hope of salvaging my grade. Read more

Veena Viswanathan, Insead

How important is it to develop staff talent? MBA blogger Veena Viswanathan asks Rajeev Kakar, chief executive of Dunia Finance UAE for his opinion  Read more

Justin Ter, Ceibs

When you are motivated, even if the workload is heavy, it is easy to shake off fatigue says MBA blogger Justin Ter Read more

Marco Biava, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

If you do not think your future is worth being invested on rewarding assets, if you believe success can be reached by strokes of luck and if you rely on fortune-telling, then you might as well skip this article. Read more

Kshitij Gopal, National University of Singapore

Most MBA courses are short. For most students they’re too short to figure out what to do with life and the future. For others they’re too packed with activity to sit back and take a break and for the select few who have families or jobs waiting for them – too little interest to care about what the batch is up to. Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

Last week, I walked into the MIT Sloan admissions office conference room for a prospective student lunch. In an effort to spark conversation, on the whiteboard was written, “What is your favourite Sloan memory?” I immediately wrote SVST on the board. Read more

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