Diversity

“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

Tristan Tucker, University of Queensland

At the two-thirds mark, Tristan reflects on his aspirations for his MBA when he started the programme. Networking he says is far and away the best part of his programme. Read more

Helen Casey, Imperial Business School EMBA

For those who are still unsure whether or not to study for an MBA, blogger Helen Casey suggests several reasons for taking the plunge  Read more

Karen Allardice, Melbourne Business School

Teamwork and class diversity go a long way towards making an MBA programme successful Read more

Eunice Benedicto, Durham University Business School

What do you look for when selecting a business school? One blogger gives her opinion Read more

Karen Allardice, Melbourne Business School

January is a slow time for business in Australia. We’re in the middle of a heat wave, the Australian Open tennis is on and many are enjoying an extended Christmas/New Year break.

However, with an intensive MBA programme at Melbourne Business School to complete in just 12 months, my cohort and I have already had our first week of classes and activities, forming part of three weeks of orientation, leadership and ethics training. Read more

Nicole Hawkins, Fuqua School of Business

Despite exams, study sessions and intensive recruiting, one MBA blogger is surprised by just how much fun business school can be, there has not been a dull moment. Read more

Kamal Nagi, Stanford Graduate School of Business

As he approaches the end of his MBA programme one blogger believes that his time at school will define his life more than any other event Read more

Ernest Kwame Gyimah, European School of Management and Technology

Meetings arranged by the career services give students the opportunity to meet representatives from different sectors and gain different industry perspectives Read more

Ernest Kwame Gyimah, European School of Management and Technology

Outward bound courses and activities give MBA students the opportunity to learn about themselves and each other outside the classroom  Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

The past few weeks have been quite busy on the Thunderbird campus. One of the more significant events was the inaugural Global Business Dialogue, which brought more than 1,000 alumni and distinguished business and social sector leaders from over 50 countries to discuss current global leadership challenges. Read more

Andi Caruso, SDA Bocconi

Although the Class of 2012 on the MBA programme at SDA Bocconi are only a few weeks into their course, nevertheless the work is piling up. However, there is still some time left for extra-curricular activitiesi Read more

Kamal Nagi, Stanford Graduate School of Business

MBA students attend business school for a variety of different reasons. A discussion among friends however reveals that they all believe that the MBA brings credibility Read more

Karenina Loayza, MBA Cass Business School

As the MBA programme unfolds students discover the advantages and disadvantages of working in groups Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

The summer spent on a technology transfer project was time well spent, allowing a group of MBA students the opportunity to study the technologies and then come up with fresh insights into marketing potential and the steps needed to commercialise the research Read more

Wesley Cole, Cass Business School

In his first week of business school, Wesley Cole learns to expect the unexpected  Read more

Wesley Cole, Cass Business School

In selecting any MBA programme research is vital and the MBA blogs have provided an insight into what it is like to go to business school Read more

Andrew DeLuca, WHU

Beginning an MBA programme is an exciting prospect Read more

Abhishek Ramanathan, Australian School of Business

Sun, surf, sand and an MBA, what a wonderful combination….. Read more

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

The Smurfit school has seen its FT ranking jump by 20 places Read more

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Well the trimester is now over and my final group deliverable for my business intelligence capstone course, a client presentation and white paper on the global energy market, was well received by both the client and the professor. Read more

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

Our full-time MBA class is a small, tight-knit group of 45 students. The diversity of nationalities in our class is what makes it really special. Fifty per cent of the class are international, with students coming from the US Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, India and Vietnam. Read more

Vera Guerreiro, Tuck School of Business

This week we had our Diversity Conference here at Tuck. It was a weekend focused on showcasing Tuck’s inclusive community to a host of prospective students. Many of my classmates were working hard preparing this conference for a while, to make sure we had the right selection of panelists, speakers and alumni. Read more