Orientation

Piyush Jain, UCLA Anderson School of Management

With 10 days to go before orientation starts, our MBA blogger Piyush Jain from the US describes the build up to life at business school  Read more

Johanna Singer

When Johanna Singer began her MBA she was advised that she would not be able to handle all three aspects of the MBA experience – career, social and academic – at the same time. Initially she dismissed this advice, but now in her second semester she has revised her opinion Read more

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

Sonal has begun the second year of her MBA prgramme. For her this year is going to be about people and making memories, one of the advantages she says of a two-year programme Read more

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

Orientation gives students the chance to understand exactly what the MBA programme entails. One tip is to keep on top of the workload, otherwise you will always be playing ‘catch-up’ Read more

Karen Allardice, Melbourne Business School

January is a slow time for business in Australia. We’re in the middle of a heat wave, the Australian Open tennis is on and many are enjoying an extended Christmas/New Year break.

However, with an intensive MBA programme at Melbourne Business School to complete in just 12 months, my cohort and I have already had our first week of classes and activities, forming part of three weeks of orientation, leadership and ethics training. Read more

Nihar Dalmia, Oxford University: Saïd

With his MBA programme about to start one blogger is making the most of his final weeks of “freedom” Read more

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  Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Before the start of any MBA it is important to get to know your colleagues. A relaxing weekend away from the school is one of the best ways of achieving this Read more

Noel Hanssens, University of Hong Kong

Although formal classes have yet to begin life is already busy for one MBA blogger as Mandarin classes and cultural visits take up much of his time  Read more

Katie Cannon, London Business School

Halfway through her two year MBA Katie is off to the Anderson School of Management on an exchange programme Read more

Wesley Cole, Cass Business School

In his first week of business school, Wesley Cole learns to expect the unexpected  Read more

Miguel Suarez, IE Business School

It was a mildly cold and windy morning in Madrid when the whole Class of 2011 (November intake) met at the library and waited to get on the bus and head to Segovia, an old city declared World Heritage by Unesco where we would officially start our International MBA programme.

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Thomas Gatley, Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management

同学们好! (Fellow classmates hello!) Let’s begin with a photograph which illustrates one interesting difference between studying at a top Chinese university and studying in ‘the west’. Read more

Nathaniel Lang, Kellogg School of Management

Graduation was not quite the end for me and I thought I would write my final blog about the incoming One-Year MBA Class, the class of 2011. Read more

Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

It’s the beginning of something new for me. While excited, I must confess I am also a bit scared and nervous. Questions come and go as I sit outside my apartment’s balcony and look out:

What kind of year is this going to be?
What are my professors like?
I wonder how my fellow MBA students are preparing?
Did I do my laundry today? Read more