After a (too-short) one week break to catch our breath, the students of the class of 2014 are back for the third term of the Manchester MBA. This time we are without our colleagues from the second year (class of 2013) who are now all done with their MBA and have to tip-toe back out into the big wide world and earn their keep for the first time in 18 months. We’ll miss them all although it will be nice not to have them clogging up all the computers in the lab Continue reading
The MBS team headed to North Carolina for the global final in hope but not necessarily in expectation. But we did it – beating off competition from Oxford, Stern, Ross, Duke and UNC to take the top prize. Continue reading
Second place again!
This time the runners-up garland came in the MBS business planning competition where the team were pipped to the post once more on a split judges decision
So I miss out again. But am I as gutted as when I narrowly missed out on VCIC or McKinsey? I would answer no. We were beaten to the punch by a great idea and there’s no shame in that. Continue reading
The smell of mild anxiety is pervading the MBA air at the moment. It’s internship search season. Those of us who are not sponsored by a particular company are scrabbling around, trying to secure a summer placement and avoid having to come back to school for another term of classes. Continue reading
MBA recruitment season is upon us and accompanying this has been a steady stream of questions from potential applicants to Manchester Business School in the hope that I will give them the killer answer that will make their mind up whether to commit or not.
I am, of course, more than happy to help. However, with the winter term starting to rev up with internships search I may not have the time to get back to people before their interview or decision deadline. To this end I’ve compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions that will hopefully help anyone who is currently going through the process: Continue reading
After three weeks of loafing, sleeping and beard-growing we’re finally back for the second term of the Manchester MBA programme. Whilst those in the class above are buzzing around on the International Business Project, those of us in the Class of 2014 are back in the lecture theatre filling our brains with the knowledge needed to be a business leader of the future. Continue reading
The first term of the Manchester MBA is now officially over. Five exams in four days have been successfully (I hope!) negotiated, ten-thousand word reports have been submitted, celebratory beers have been drunk and temporary farewells wished. Continue reading
24 hours on from the climax of the Manchester MBA’s Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) school heat and I’m still numb with fatigue and disappointment. Our team came within a gnat’s leg hair of snatching the prize. First place was tied with another team so it went to a judges vote. We were pipped to the title on a split decision. Continue reading
Not strictly relevant to the Manchester MBA but welcome to the first installment of an irregular series of blog posts where I give my (admittedly ill-informed) thoughts on one of the economic issues of the day.
These posts are not meant to be an in depth analysis of the issue at hand, nor do they necessarily represent the exact views of the author.They have not been thought through to a final conclusion, they are merely are an attempt to throw a curve ball at a subject that all too often is over-complicated by professional economists. Continue reading