Stephen Morse, Said Business School, Oxford

Exam time leads to thoughts about the first term in the city – the surprises and discoveries  Read more

Timo Marquez, HEC Paris

Taking the presentation slides from various career management sessions I developed a dashboard, or visual plan, to map the basic aspects of the process Read more

Marta Szczerba, Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School’s Rock Accelerator is a great way to experiment with entrepreneurship and develop projects without the risk Read more

Wai Chan, FT

Are you planning to study for an MBA? Would you like to find out more about the programme? Our panel of experts answered questions on 27 January 2016. <!– Email your questions to or post these under “Live Reader Comments” on the right side of this post. –>

On the panel were:

Geoffrey Garrett is dean of University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, in the US. A political economist, Prof Garrett served as president of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles.

Nick Hoffman is a partner in McKinsey & Company’s London office, where he leads the UK insurance work, including strategy and M&A. He is also a Harvard MBA graduate and leads McKinsey’s UK MBA recruiting efforts.

Chioma Isiadinso is co-founder of Expartus, the business school admissions consultancy, and former admissions officer at Harvard. Ms Isiadinso is the author of The Best Business Schools’ Admissions Secrets.

Stephen Morse is one of our bloggers and an MBA student at University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. After specialising in start-ups in the US, Mr Morse chose Saïd for its emphasis on social entrepreneurship.

Della Bradshaw is the FT Business Education Editor. She manages all our business education coverage online, in the paper and our magazines. Ms Bradshaw devised the first FT business school rankings in 1999.


Kristina Koch, Rotman School of Management

Location is just as important as the ranking of your target MBA programme, says Kristina Koch. Read more

Julia Wrenn McInnis, Chicago Booth

What happened to my first quarter at business school?

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Marta Szczerba, Harvard Business School

The autumn semester at Harvard Business School was the most enjoyable, so far. Here are some key take aways… Read more

Philippa Rock, The Wharton School

One aspect of Wharton that has not changed over the past year is the intensity of business school life. Balancing academics, recruiting, time with friends and extracurricular activities has been as challenging as ever Read more

Bo Zhang, Columbia Business School

The electronic calendar’s colour coding can help organise the competing demands of a business course Read more

Luca Sabia, Durham Business School

One of the most interesting and enriching things about the Durham MBA is the diversity of its cohort, which brings many different points of view Read more

Laura Melina Loeven, Nanyang Business School

Shortly before the half-time break of her MBA journey, Laura Melina Loeven reviews her first experiences as an MBA candidate, looks back on her initial challenges as a business school student in Southeast Asia and shares her relocation experience when moving to Singapore Read more

Sunny Sheng, Copenhagen Business School

As China’s capital remained shrouded in pollution, my own fog lifted as I got to grips with what corporations need to do to improve sustainability and balance economic development with environmental issues Read more

Stephen Morse, Said Business School, Oxford

Last week, Business Insider published its rankings for the world’s best business schools. Said Business School came in at 26th. Read more

Sunny Sheng, Copenhagen Business School

Leadership is all about teamwork, concludes Copenhagen Business School’s Sunny Sheng Read more

Timo Marquez, HEC Paris

As we finished the end of the MBA specialisation period, the COP21 Climate Change Summit reached a deal here in Paris. Read more

Marta Szczerba, Harvard Business School

There are many routes to getting the job you want, says Harvard MBA student Marta Szczerba Read more

Brenden Sheehan, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Financial management courses inspire Brenden Sheehan to master the intricacies of financial concepts Read more

Stephen Morse, Said Business School, Oxford

Social entrepreneurship and philanthropy may be different but as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative shows the two are becoming more connected  Read more

Eduardo Alvarado Vásquez

In both business school and medical practice, being part of a team provides invaluable support – everyone can help each other Read more

Jess Webb, University of Edinburgh Business School

MBA candidates need to develop analytics skills – not necessarily as technical experts doing the analytical work themselves, but to gain confidence and comfort around data science and management Read more

Wai Chan, FT

Given the political and economic crises in Europe, what is the future for European schools – and is it a good place to study?

Our experts will answer your questions from 2 to 3 pm GMT on Wednesday, December 9. Send your questions to or add these to the right-hand side of this post, under “Live reader comments.” On the panel are:

John BoardJohn Board is dean of Henley Business School, UK. Previously, Prof Board was director of the ICMA Centre at the University of Reading – a training alliance between the securities industry and various organisations.

Marion DebruyneMarion Debruyne is dean of Vlerick Business School, Belgium. Prof Debruyne has worked in various industries such as healthcare and financial services. She was also a visiting doctoral fellow at the Wharton School.

Danica PurgDanica Purg is president and founder of IEDC Bled School of Management, Slovenia. Prof Purg is also chair of the 2013 steering committee of The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Della BradshawDella Bradshaw is the FT business education editor. She manages all our business education coverage. Ms Bradshaw also devised and launched the first FT business school rankings in 1999.


Luca Sabia, Durham Business School

Entrepreneur Bryan Morton, he gave me some interesting things to ponder. Here are some of his top tips, which I think all businessmen should think about Read more

Stephen Morse, Said Business School, Oxford

Providing the perfect opportunity to invest in real companies, the fund’s pool of money can be distributed to current students, alumni, faculty and staff who are working on interesting for-profit projects Read more

Muchero Mutizwa, Gordon Institute of Business Science

What a long year. First year classes are now behind us and only one exam stands between me and a nice relaxing beach holiday. Read more

Laura Melina Loeven, Nanyang Business School

Every Monday morning, Professor Gibbons walked into the lecture theatre with a smile on his face. Read more