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

Ildeniz Armutak, Istanbul University, Institute of Business Admin

The final and make-up exams are over. Now I have a three-week holiday ahead, without the stress that comes from all the evening classes that are hard to attend on time due to the heavy traffic load in Istanbul, the lack of concentration on topics after a long and tiring work day and the attempts to stay awake in order to be able to prepare for the mid-term and final exams. Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

Design is about creating beautiful products that people are eager to buy, writes one blogger, and MIT creates innovative companies that do just that Read more

Veena Viswanathan, INSEAD

Two MBA students from Insead discuss bank regulation and banking management with one of the business school’s top professors Read more

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

There are no easy answers to the question of how business women should dress, writes one blogger. Read more

Johanna Singer

A symposium on tackling the world economy elicited the differing political standpoints of some of Columbia Business School’s most influential stakeholders. Read more

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

It’s SO obvious once you’ve voiced your concern or your flailing has been noted by someone other than yourself, that talking about it and escalating the matter as soon as it starts to snowball is the best and right thing to do.

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Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Is there really an MBA bubble now, a fellow student asked me last week. “It depends!” was my quick retort. Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

After a solid month of work on the start-up over Independent Activities Period (IAP), it’s time to play the balancing game and go back to the classroom. Read more

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

One of the reasons why I chose the Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management was for the unparalleled exposure its students have to industry executives. Read more

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

Could an MBA help you in your career? If so, how much would it cost? And how do you choose the right programme? These and other questions are now being answered by the Financial Times’ panel of experts:

- David Schmittlein, dean of MIT Sloan School of Management in the US
- Brian Rolfes, head of global recruiting at McKinsey
- Caroline Diarte Edwards, a director of Fortuna Admissions
- Anne Pao, MBA graduate of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business in South Africa
- Della Bradshaw, FT Business Education Editor

Moderated by Charlotte Clarke


Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

Now that the suspense over the 2014 MBA rankings is over, it is worth analysing the competitive landscape that we exist in: the competition to get into a business school, the competition to perform well at academics, and the competition to further build careers. Read more

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier, IAE Aix

Anne-Marie Conn Favillier believes it is a mistake to ignore emotions in business, they are after all the very base of human behaviour she says. The job of leaders today is to unleash human potential which means embracing emotion Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

In his first blog Niladri Gupta believes that Lancaster University Management School is a catalyst for change – a change he had not been expecting before he embarked on his MBA 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

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

For part of her MBA project Christine Cheng delved into the history of the recently resurrected luxury trunkmaker Moynat 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