MBA

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Most of my colleagues are busy with their corporate challenge work where groups of three or four work for a large corporate client. Some are away on internships while I get to be the special guy around here. Read more

Piyush Jain, UCLA Anderson School of Management

The shortest I have lived in a city is six days and the maximum is five years. I was only six days old before my parents moved from Karnal, a small town in northern India to Bangalore, also known as the Electronic City of India. 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

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

Between life and work I sometimes wonder where I’ll find the time to keep up with the suggested 12-hours a week I should be dedicating to my MBA. 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

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

With his MBA at Lancaster University Management School drawing to a close, MBA blogger Niladri Gupta is considering his future. Should he heed the siren call and return to India? Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

The last weekend was taken up for me and three of my colleagues from Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) by the Warwick Healthcare case competition in which 12 teams from some of the top European MBA programmes competed. Read more

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Blogger Niladri Gupta has been immersed in strategy. Implementing a strategy is much harder than simply devising it he says because of the human element Read more

Charlotte Clarke, Communities Content Editor

“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

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

If Machiavelli were around today would he have been a strategy consultant? Blogger Niladri Gupta from Lancaster University Management School believes he definitely would have been Read more

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

It’s SO obvious once you’ve voiced your concern or your flailing has been noted by someone other than yourself, that talking about it and escalating the matter as soon as it starts to snowball is the best and right thing to do.

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Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

After a solid month of work on the start-up over Independent Activities Period (IAP), it’s time to play the balancing game and go back to the classroom. Read more

Johanna Singer

The spring semester is almost upon her and Johanna Singer is eager to tackle some of the elective classes on offer Read more

Hammad Hussain, IMD

Hammad Hussain has finished his MBA programme at IMD. He feels that he has learnt much, however as he resumes his career his eyes are now wide open to new opportunities Read more

Jennifer Soffen

A class that examined using your network to encourage investors to come on board stimulated considerable debate and gave Jennifer Soffen food for thought. Is it wise to “save” your network for the perfect opportunity or should you recognise that there will never be a perfect opportunity and as long as you have faith in your idea you should trust your investors to come to their own conclusions Read more

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

If there’s one bit of advice I can give with absolute certainty, it is to prepare yourself for the vast amount of reading you will undoubtedly undertake as an MBA student! Read more

Tristan Tucker, University of Queensland

This month I have completed an interesting MBA subject in the field of innovation leadership. A week-long intensive covered traditional Innovation topics such as itellectual property, research and development as well as less obvious strands of innovation including process innovation. Read more

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

Changing jobs during the course of the MBA is a daunting task, especially when it involves considerable travel. Lynne Hoey advises on the steps to consider before making the leap Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Meeting your MBA peers outside the classroom setting is a great way of bonding and a camping trip to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky was an excellent outing for Derek  Read more

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

At the end of the first year of her online MBA programme Linda Groarke looks back and asks herself what went well. Lack of face-to-face contact with her peers has been a problem for her she says Read more

Hammad Hussain, IMD

Hammad Hussain is in the middle of recruitment and he is finding it a gruelling process. Being dinged – turned down by a company that you wanted to work for – is very hard he says, however it teaches you how to face adversity for ua 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

With her MBA drawing to a close Helen Casey looks back on her business school experience and realises she has made some friends for life Read more