Networking

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

With a quarter of her MBA programme completed Alexandra Fitzgerald looks back on what she has learned so far and is pleased by what the degree has taught her Read more

Marco Biava, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

With the Chinese New Year about to begin blogger Marco Biava has a holiday ahead of him. However, he first had to endure Kam Po Day in which students had to present their career plans to a committee of managers and entrepreneurs. It was a very tough 20 minutes he says Read more

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

A visit to Google’s offices in Dublin was an eye-opener for Jaya Sharma. While an MBA teaches you to be organised and structured when approaching work she says, Google looks for flexibility.  Read more

Justin Ter, Ceibs

Justin Ter begins his blog from Ceibs. He was not expecting that business school life would be so “full” and he likens it to encountering an avalanche when he expected to just have a pleasurable ski Read more

Kshitij Gopal, National University of Singapore

In his first MBA blog Kshitij Gopal describes life at the National University of Singapore business school, a rollercoaster of classes, parties, assignments, networking events and much more Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

MBA blogger Andrew Radin believes that having a great team stems from developing real relationships.  Read more

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

Although studying for an MBA can be all consuming, FT blogger Lynne Hoey says it is important to remember that family and friends also need attention Read more

Johanna Singer

When Johanna Singer began her MBA she was advised that she would not be able to handle all three aspects of the MBA experience – career, social and academic – at the same time. Initially she dismissed this advice, but now in her second semester she has revised her opinion Read more

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

Students hit the ground running for the second term at Manchester Business School. MBA blogger Jaya Sharma found the first week of classes vigorous and challenging with two main modules that stood out – strategy and negotiations  Read more

Veena Viswanathan, INSEAD

If blogger Veena Viswanathan is to graduate from Insead with an MBA she needs to master the French language.  Read more

Atul Agarwal, Warwick Business School

A new term at Warwick Business School and a new module for the FT’s latest MBA blogger Atul Agarwal Read more

John Hayden, HEC Paris

The end of term saw the first round of final examinations. Unlike my undergraduate degree when I had sleepless nights cramming, I was ready for these exams and strangely excited about the challenge. Read more

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

As she faces her final term at Michigan Madhavi Rao says that what she will most from her business school days is the sense of community – of support and friendship which has sustained her over her studies Read more

Hammad Hussain, IMD

Hammad Hussain has finished his MBA programme at IMD. He feels that he has learnt much, however as he resumes his career his eyes are now wide open to new opportunities Read more

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

The speed of time is incredible. The Michaelmas term is over, meaning I have completed eight courses, one venture project and attended multiple leadership lectures. This list, of course, is the bare minimum. To celebrate this milestone, many of my classmates have already dotted their presence across continental Europe and beyond. Read more

Throughout the year MBA students from schools around the world have been blogging about their business school experiences. From travelling to far-flung places, to studying into the small hours, to preparing for nerve-racking job interviews, the students have described the ups and downs of their lives on an MBA programme. Read more

Jennifer Soffen

A class that examined using your network to encourage investors to come on board stimulated considerable debate and gave Jennifer Soffen food for thought. Is it wise to “save” your network for the perfect opportunity or should you recognise that there will never be a perfect opportunity and as long as you have faith in your idea you should trust your investors to come to their own conclusions Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Doing a dual degree has given Derek Laan a unique perspective on MBA student life in a small town and in a big city  Read more

Johanna Singer

For some students the recruiting season is well underway and they turn up on campus each day suited and booted. But for others, like blogger Johanna, interviews will not take place until the spring Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

After nine months of planning and recruiting, this past weekend my colleagues at MIT Chief and I finally hosted the 3rd Annual MIT-China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (MIT-Chief)Read more

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier, IAE Aix

Two months almost to the day in the MBA Change & Innovation programme and things are certainly in full swing. The workload has been impressive and time to breathe relatively rare. Read more

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

With a nip in the air, leaves changing their colour and pumpkin-flavoured foods sprouting, you know the spookiest American holiday pervades. Halloween beckons – a time of celebration and superstition. Lounging between fall and winter, the Celtic festival of Samhain believes the spirits of the dead return on this eve to damage crops and play tricks on the living. Read more

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

As Abhinav settles into his MBA programme he discovers that his days are filled with business school organised events, but there was still time to enjoy the fireworks Read more