Assignments

Marta Szczerba, Harvard Business School

Two days of design thinking provide a refreshing change from case study methods for US-based blogger Marta Szczerba Read more

Emily Ambrose, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Emily Ambrose, former management consultant, describes the lessons she has learnt starting business school  Read more

Gareth Rees, University of Bath EMBA

Gareth Rees, one of our UK-based bloggers, finds discussing business in a global context leads to some interesting questions  Read more

Piyush Jain, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Piyush Jain, one of our US-based bloggers, describes his first three weeks of business school  Read more

Monica Dee, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Faced with a variety of tasks, our Asia-based blogger Monica Dee, is learning the importance of time management Read more

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

Yesterday I took great joy in hitting the ‘submit’ button on the online submission form marking the completion of my first Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) for the finance module I started in May. What a great feeling! Read more

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

The end of term is near and that nostalgic feeling engulfs us all. All of us have just finished attending the last class of the MBA and for many of us the last classroom situation for quite some time to come. 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

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

Marco Biava, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

All MBA programmes are intensive, but some more so than others….. Read more

Veena Viswanathan, Insead

Although beginning her MBA late in her career Veena Viswanathan opted to study on a full time programme rather than on an EMBA. Now two weeks in she already feels as if she is in a vacuum of assignments and group activities Read more

Helen Casey, Imperial Business School EMBA

Working on an innovation project has ups and down but there are many lessons to be learnt on the way Read more

Thomas Pedrick, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

At the halfway point of his MBA programme one blogger realises that his programme has changed the way he views the outside world Read more

Benjamin Bechtolsheim

Deciding whether or not to study for an MBA is not only about the return on investment. It is also about the experience itself. Will you enjoy it? Are you prepared to sacrifice other areas of your life? Benjamin Bechtolsheim weighs up the pros and cons Read more

Ibad Hyder, National University of Singapore

With much of his MBA programme under his belt Ibad Hyder has several tips for potential students on how to get the most out of business school Read more

Katie Sherning, Cranfield School of Management

A hectic time for students with exams, competitions and assignments to complete ahead of a much-needed break Read more

Lee Mrnjavac, Iese Business School

One blogger finds that being able to apply lessons from the classroom to real life situations is what an MBA is all about Read more

Wesley Cole, Cass Business School

With a long summer break it is easy to become distracted and postpone coursework and reading assignments, but there is always a day of reckoning Read more

Hajime Sudo, Bradford-Perugia joint MBA programme

A group project involves not only collaboration, but agreeing on an agreed timetable and objective. When team members hail from various corners of the world this is not always an easy task Read more

Hajime Sudo, Bradford-Perugia joint MBA programme

The Easter vacation has allowed a period of reflection and not only on the MBA experiences so far, but also thinking about the future and potential careers  Read more

Karenina Loayza, MBA Cass Business School

With half of the programme completed students are now able to handle team work with a greater degree of maturity Read more

Mihai Danila, Insead

Hard work, passion and drive have paid off for one MBA student who has secured an offer from the investment bank of his dreams Read more

Wesley Cole, Cass Business School

An executive MBA allows participants to put lessons learnt into practice immediately. A recent information management module at school provided insights into an overlooked aspect of IT – relationship management  Read more