Entrepreneurship

High risk: Wharton encourages agressive ambition and is the ideal place to test your limits

“How much did they pay you to give up on your dreams?” This quote from the film Up in the Air, staring George Clooney and Anna Kendrick, poignantly sums up so many of our situations. I am an abstract, creative thinker by nature. My goal was to work in an area such as advertising. However, when recruiting season began at university, I saw that full-time positions in my industry opened the following May, while all my classmates aiming for other industries secured jobs in October at twice my target salary. Read more

While many organisations will provide MBA interns with feedback, it is important for students to perform their own critiques and ask certain questions Read more

Many benefits of an MBA may not be tangible, but the support from the networks provided by such programmes is certainly invaluable Read more

The chief executive of Union Square Hospitality group tells Chicago Booth students that he saw an opportunity to form a venture fund to invest in new restaurant concepts and hired financier Mark Leavitt to help oversee it Read more

A meeting with a former chief executive of Scottish and Southern Energy about a business idea offers confidence for the future, but the MBA is still the priority Read more

Legal training and experience can be an advantage, but sometimes it can present itself as something of a double-edged sword Read more

In a cabaret-style event we celebrated the mistakes, the mishaps and the learning curves of the entrepreneurial journey.  Read more

Selling anything is hard, but selling yourself can be the most difficult thing of all Read more

Michael Wieder reflects on his final project and his time at MIT Sloan Read more

Life in a start-up provides autonomous ways of working, discovers Monica Dee Read more

Michael Wieder describes the talks and events he has been privy to in March Read more

Marta Szczerba partners with five classmates to decide how best to invest $3,500  Read more

Having enjoyed the events from her first semester, Marta Szczerba helps to organise a student trip around New York’s start-up scene Read more

Emily Ambrose, one of our US-based bloggers, describes the effect of sharing ideas on a campus so close to Silicon Valley Read more

The first term at business school is a great stress test for time management. Victoria Michelotti was exhausted until she received some timely words of advice Read more

Michael Wieder describes his first week at business school, meeting lecturers and joining societies Read more

Michele Lagioia, one of our Germany-based bloggers, describes the impact of his long-awaited international field seminar  Read more

Jaya Sharma, one of our UK-based bloggers, shares tips from a technology conference at her school  Read more

Owen Woolcock, one of our UK-based bloggers, describes office life at one of the most recognisable companies in the world  Read more

In his final post, Andrew Radin, one of our US-based bloggers, describes his plans after graduation  Read more

Andrew Radin, one of our MBA bloggers in the US, reflects on his second year at business school and the book that helped him  Read more

Niladri Gupta was part of a small team from Lancaster University Management School which took part in a UK-China entrepreneurship competition. Over a period of a few months the team learnt a great deal, especially how to tackle cultural issues between the markets of the UK and China Read more

What does an MBA have in store after all? Is it the high paying job? A fancy designation? A dream organisation to work in? Perhaps it would not be a stretch to take all these as a realistic take-away from a distinguished management course. But am I limiting my options? Read more

The word ‘innovation’ has always been the siren’s song for me. I am attracted to it beyond any reason or logic. It makes me different and unemployable for the regular day-to-day entry level jobs. Read more

The end of his second term is in sight for FT MBA blogger John Hayden. He has already selected the electives he will study in his third term at HEC, but before that is a leadership course at the French Military Academy Saint Cyr  Read more