As part of the Nanyang Business School’s MBA curriculum, the batch of 2016 conducted a 5-day Business Study Mission to Japan. Twelve Japan-based multinationals welcomed the students from NBS to their office and offered truly inspiring insights into their corporate strategies. Melina Loeven presents a report of insightful discourses with Japan’s top leaders and summaries the key take-aways from her trip. Read more

Stephen Morse justifies his decision to study in the UK for a one-year MBA  Read more

Meet one of the teams shortlisted for the final of the FT MBA Challenge  Read more

As part of our focus on MBA applications next week we asked our bloggers to share their top tips. Read more

Brenden Sheehan provides insight into strategic developments at Thunderbird  Read more

Merih Ocbazghi decides how to spend the last 18 months of his MBA Read more

Realising she has been too focused on her plan A, our Asia-based blogger Monica Dee considers another route to take after graduation  Read more

Emily Ambrose, former management consultant, describes the lessons she has learnt starting business school  Read more

Omar Khan, our Australia-based blogger, describes his trip to Asia with 24 MBA students  Read more

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

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

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

Students hit the ground running for the second term at Manchester Business School. MBA blogger Jaya Sharma found the first week of classes vigorous and challenging with two main modules that stood out – strategy and negotiations  Read more

One blogger who is at the beginning of his MBA programme has discovered the importance of strategy, not only for business, but also for life Read more

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

For one blogger the value of team work was brought home to him in a recent case competition.  Read more

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. Read more

Applying lessons from the classroom to real-life situations can help MBA students understand “the nuts and bolts” of a company’s strategy  Read more

To mark the end of the first section of the MBA, teams of students were assigned a company facing a challenge. Their brief was to examine strategy, organisational behaviour and accounting and come up with recommendations.  Read more

One of the biggest challenges of any international and diverse business school is keeping the student cohort happy, because each of us has different expectations and a distinct approach to the programme.

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A business simulation game allows students to make investment and strategy decisions in a controlled and fun environment Read more

With the programme drawing to a close thoughts are naturally turning to life after business school and the job search Read more

Part of the process of studying for an MBA is reflecting on future aspirations and goals and taking steps now to achieve future aims Read more

The summer spent on a technology transfer project was time well spent, allowing a group of MBA students the opportunity to study the technologies and then come up with fresh insights into marketing potential and the steps needed to commercialise the research Read more

I remember Christmas 1998 vividly. I was in my last year of school and starting to realise the joys of independence and freedom. As presents I was given CK One aftershave, a new Ben Sherman shirt and a NOW 41 CD featuring East 17. Good times. Read more