Anne-Marie Conn Favillier, IAE Aix

Many students on MBA programmes do not need an MBA, they choose to do one says Anne-Marie Conn Favillier. It is a choice to take one’s career to the next level 

Stephen Garden, London Business School

With the end of his MBA programme in sight Stephen Garden believes the degree has changed him professionally  

Andre de Haes, Stanford Graduate School of Business

What does it take to become an entrepreneur? One blogger from Stanford GSB suggests that all good entrepreneurs share certain attributes 

Pranay Harsh, Wharton School

With the first year of his programme under his belt, Pranay looks back on the year and offers some advice to future MBAs. 

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

Many MBA programmes include an in-company project where all the theoretical concepts learned in class can be put into practice 

Alanna Petroff, Saïd Oxford

The opportunity to work on an entrepreneurial project can provide new areas of learning for students 

Barry Chien, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

For certain individuals, it makes more sense to begin a career as an entrepreneur first rather than a venture capitalist and that’s exactly what Kevin O’Connor did. 

Tyler Marcus, Fuqua School of Business

“So are you guys going to invest in the business?”

I wasn’t too sure. I had my doubts but I definitely understood the viability of the product. Is it truly a unique product, will the patent protection hold? What is the competition offering?


Maxime Droubi, IMD

Today we had the hand over meeting with our start-up entrepreneur, exactly four months after we first met.


Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

How many times have we heard the phrase “I want to be my own boss”? 

Kane Cuenant, Skolkovo

To have McKinsey-designed programmes, world-renowned professors, personal mentors, high-profile events, a triumvirate of corporate/public/social projects and a host of other day-to-day experiences in Moscow is exhilarating for just the first few weeks of the MBA programme.


Myha Truong

About a week into my job, I quickly realised that the prices we charge for our services invariably result in a heated debate about what the “right price” should be.  Nowhere was this more evident than in the meetings we held to discuss pricing strategies for the requests for proposals.

Within the organisation, there are two schools of thought on this issue.  The first argues that we should offer our services as cheaply as possible. MCIS after all is a non-profit organisation, therefore it should not be concerned with making money. Rather, its focus should be on ensuring that limited and non-English speaking persons can access social services through the use of interpreters.