“Despite a conviction for fraud, which billionaire said he was planning to stand in the European elections?” and “Which internet company turned down Daniek Ek, the founder of Spotify, for a job?” were just two of the questions in the FT’s Business School Challenge, which launched this week. Seven European business schools participated and and the winner was…… Read more
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
How do you go about uniting the creatives – the blue sky people – with the suits – those focused on the bottom line – when taking part in a team project? Christine Cheng believes that communcation and transparency are key. Read more
One blogger has realised the importance of collaboration when it comes to getting something done Read more
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
Business schools often try to entice potential students by promoting the collaborative nature of their programmes. This year, I witnessed what I believe are some of the best examples of collaboration and teamwork amongst my peers at the Saïd Business School.
I’m sure we’re not alone at Tsinghua in having plenty of final exams coming up at the end of this semester. Read more
We are now midway through Michaelmas term (which is Oxford-speak for first semester) and the pressure is definitely ramping up. My MBA classmates and I have roughly half a dozen group assignments that are due within the next three weeks and we have to manage these work commitments along with studying and preparing for exams.
I recently rode on an elevator that’s a metaphor for how I approached the MBA programme.
The one thing that has pleasantly surprised me about pursuing my MBA at Vlerick is the non-competitive atmosphere of our programme. I believe that part of the reason for this, is that it is ingrained in the culture of the school and is a large part of the structure of our programme. Working as a group has literally been a part of the programme since our first introductory class with the Dean, where we were assigned to small groups to analyse our first case. Read more