Case studies

Michele Lagioia, European School of Management and Technology

As he prepares for his summer break Michele Lagioia reflects on the last few months of his time at ESMT and all that he has learnt about values, interpersonal values and socially responsible values. 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

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

Hilary term at Said Business School, Oxford is now well underway. But many of the MBA students, including MBA blogger Ramesh Chander, dub the term “Hellary” because of the heavy workload they all have to face  Read more

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

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

Jennifer Soffen

A case study prompted one blogger to consider whether it is possible to apply the principle of comparative advantage to professional life. Read more

Lee Mrnjavac, Iese Business School

There is much more to a business school than its MBA programme as one blogger has found. Involement in the school’s conference on responsible business has provided an insight into the challenges beyond the classroom Read more

Katie Sherning, Cranfield School of Management

This week the focus has continued on our core term one subjects: accounting, economics, strategic decision science, operations and the supply chain, strategic marketing and organisational behaviour and personal and professional development. Read more

Brigitte Roediger, University of Stellenbosch

As the MBA journey draws to a close for one MBA blogger, there is sadness but also tremendous optimism about what lies ahead. Read more

Katie Sherning, Cranfield School of Management

As the MBA programme gets underway the benefits of team work come to the fore with reading lists split between the team members so that the maximum amount of ground is covered Read more

Ashish Rastogi, IIM Calcutta

Applying lessons from the classroom to real-life situations can help MBA students understand “the nuts and bolts” of a company’s strategy  Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Working on assignments together means that much of the stress is alleviated Read more

Lee Mrnjavac, Iese Business School

At the heart of being an MBA student is teamwork and the importance of the team cannot be overestimated 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

Sean Brady, Open University Business School

I have now finished two of the six units I will be completing in the first year of the Open University Business School MBA programme and I am beginning to feel that I am treading water with a little more confidence. Read more

Barbara O'Beirne, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business

Four thousand three hundred and fifty pages were assigned to us as “essential reading” for this seven-week term (yes that is 4,350 pages in seven weeks!).

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Jorge Millan, Chinese University of Hong Kong

The end of the first term is coming and the adrenaline is beginning to flow: group projects, assignments, presentations and final exams are focusing the minds of each MBA student at CUHK as the deadlines are getting closer.

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Seda Saracer, SDA Bocconi

Every bone in my body is hurting right now. And no, I didn’t play sport and I’m not sick. I’m just exhausted. Read more

Seda Saracer, SDA Bocconi

I have officially ended my second week in the second term of SDA Bocconi’s MBA programme and the struggle for the internship application periods have officially begun for me. Read more