MBA

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

Studying for an MBA online is a marathon rather than a sprint. Linda Groarke at the Open University Business School has some timely tips on studying and time management 

Helen Casey, Imperial Business School EMBA

Juggling the MBA with the rest of her life- both professional and personal – continues to be a challenge for one blogger 

Lynne Hoey, IE Business School Global MBA +

An online programme is ticking every box for one MBA student, however the opportunity for some face-to-face time with classmates that she had only met virtually was a real boost for one blogger 

Noel Hanssens, University of Hong Kong

The opportunity to travel, whether on exchange programmes or career treks is one of the advantages of an MBA programme 

Ashish Rastogi, IIM Calcutta

A course on creating and managing new ventures proved to be very interesting for one blogger. Being an entrepreneur he discovered is no easy task 

Ibad Hyder, National University of Singapore

The rankings are a useful tool when selecting a business school, but one blogger points out that there a lot of factors which come into play, not just if the school is in the top five or not  

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

How do you choose which MBA programme and which business school? One MBA blogger made full use of the Financial Times Global MBA rankings 

Helen Casey, Imperial Business School EMBA

One blogger is readily able to apply MBA lessons to real life activities and is confident that her programme will help her to succeed  

Lee Mrnjavac, Iese Business School

One blogger finds that being able to apply lessons from the classroom to real life situations is what an MBA is all about 

Liliana Diaconu, Brandeis International Business School

The sparkling Christmas decorations have filled us with happiness and excitement. The holiday season is the time for gifts and the time when families come together to celebrate. For many MBA students this time of the year also marks the time of final exams, paper deadlines and endless hours studying. Stress and tensions are undoubtedly high but these are the last obstacles before we reach that brief period of rest and recovery. 

Liliana Diaconu, Brandeis International Business School

An immersion programme gives students the opportunity to experience at first hand another country’s culture and students realise that if you want to do business overseas you first need to understand the culture  

Ibad Hyder, National University of Singapore

During my last three months at NUS I’ve had discussions with many of my classmates about their reasons for embarking on an MBA. After all, at times it makes no sense as to why someone would leave their job, forgo their managerial privileges and authority, cut dry a source of income and decide to live on a student budget. 

Noel Hanssens, University of Hong Kong

As an Australian studying an MBA in Hong Kong, the economic rise of Asia has been apparent every day of my 14-month long course. 

Liliana Diaconu, Brandeis International Business School

Experiencing US culture has proved to be an eye-opener for one MBA blogger. Used to the culture of her own country she welcomes the transparency and abundance of information available 

Lee Mrnjavac, Iese Business School

With the end of the MBA programme in sight many students have embarked on interviews for consulting positions.  

Hajime Sudo, Bradford-Perugia joint MBA programme

The end of the MBA programme is a time for reflection, but for many the beginning of new careers 

Ibad Hyder, National University of Singapore

Once an MBA programme begins, students find their days taken up with coursework, meetings, seminars, industry talks and various student activities. Time seems to fly by 

Lee Mrnjavac, Iese Business School

The first year of a two-year programme is an intense experience, but second year students are on hand to ease the transition and make you feel at home 

Liliana Diaconu, Brandeis International Business School

An internship gives students the opportunity to sample different sectors.One blogger’s summer internship has shown her the career she wants to follow 

Benjamin Bechtolsheim

As a new MBA blogger begins his programme he is eager to ensure that his education will make a much greater impact than just an expanded post-graduation pay cheque  

Liliana Diaconu, Brandeis International Business School

A new blogger describes what it was that attracted her to her business school and MBA programme  

Ibad Hyder, National University of Singapore

What is one of the most important aspects to consider when selecting an MBA programme? One student gives his opinion 

Karenina Loayza, MBA Cass Business School

For Cass MBA students the end of the programme is in sight. Only the project remains