Charlotte Clarke, Communities Editor

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Should you study finance? On Wednesday, June 24 2015, from 2-3pm BST a panel of experts will answer your questions on financial training. Register now to participate.

On the panel are:

  • Jacques Olivier, programme director of the MS Finance at HEC Paris
  • Gareth Howells, executive director of the MBA and MiF programmes at London Business School
  • Stephen Horan, managing director and co-lead of education at the CFA Institute

Submit your questions on the right-hand side of this post or email

For more information, take a look at the FT 2015 rankings of pre-experience and post-experience Masters in Finance programmes, topped by HEC Paris and LBS. 

Sam Peter, Saïd Business School, Oxford

Sam Peter writes about his journey on finding a job in private equity Read more

Owen Woolcock, London Business School

Owen Woolcock attends an event at London Business School to hear NYU professor Thomas Philippon present his latest research  Read more

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

Yesterday I took great joy in hitting the ‘submit’ button on the online submission form marking the completion of my first Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) for the finance module I started in May. What a great feeling! Read more

John Hayden, HEC Paris

Thursday 8th May until Sunday 11th May brought about possibly the biggest event of the HEC MBA annual calendar, the MBA Tournament (MBAT) also known as the MBA Olympics. Read more

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

For blogger Linda Groarke, the module she has been dreading is finally upon her – finance Read more

Veena Viswanathan, Insead

Two MBA students from Insead discuss bank regulation and banking management with one of the business school’s top professors Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Is there really an MBA bubble now, a fellow student asked me last week. “It depends!” was my quick retort. Read more

Jaya Sharma, Manchester Business School

New blogger Jaya Sharma is enjoying the fast pace of her programme at Manchester Business School, but there is little time for luxuries such as friends and sleep Read more

Mark Partridge, University of Washington

With the end of his two-year MBA programme in sight Mark Patridge is determined to make the very most of all his last moments at business school Read more

Aushima Thakur, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Two terms over and I am all set to start another term. I have spent time on introspection, on the all famous MBA term “networking” and on getting “mentored”! With just a day left to indulge in the luxury of sleeping late in the morning, I am sipping my morning cup of coffee and thinking back on last term. Read more

Anthemos Georgiades, Harvard Business School

With his MBA from Harvard under his belt, one blogger reflects on his degree and the lessons he has taken away from business school Read more

Aman Modi, IMD Class of 2012

Many MBA students find the finance module one of the most difficult, but revision classes lead by one student ahead of the finance exam proved extremely beneficial. Read more

Karenina Loayza, MBA Cass Business School

Although the holidays are in sight there remains plenty of work for the MBA students, from revising for exams to building up a stock portfolio Read more

Kelvin Chiu

With his MBA programme about to begin Kelvin Chiu begins to make his home in Hong Kong, although he finds the summer heat very overpowering Read more

Alanna Petroff, Saïd Oxford

With graduation almost upon them, MBA students are stepping up their job search Read more

Thomas Gatley, Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management

Studying for a CFA exam alongside an MBA is a time-consuming experience and requires considerable commitment Read more

Naveed Syed, London Business School

I can’t believe how quickly the first term has gone. It seems like yesterday I was at orientation meeting my fellow classmates. I have had a constant feeling since school started of wishing I had just a little more time in the day to really extract the maximum value from my experience, but so is life.

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Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

The first term (of four) at the University of Miami’s MBA programme is officially done. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

YESS! I have a good (very good indeed) wi fi signal; I am writing the FT blog at a subway station. I am now about to return home from a cafe where I was finishing my accounting homework for tomorrow morning. Read more