Posts Tagged ‘ From work to Academia ’

Porter’s competitive forces analysis: A primer

This is the second of the “52 management concepts you should know” series that we will bring to you. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date via email. The Competitive Forces Model, developed by Prof. Michael E. Porter,a Harvard Business School professor, is a tool that determines the competition level and theRead More…

Posted on November 12th, 2012

Blue Ocean Strategy: A primer

This is the first of the “52 management concepts you should know” series that we will bring to you. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date via email. The premise of Blue Ocean strategy is that an organization can generate high growth and profits by creating new demand in an uncontested market space, orRead More…

Posted on November 5th, 2012

7 iPad apps for MBA students

With all the rumors about the new iPad models coming out, we felt it proper to talk about 7 iPad apps that are a must-have for MBA students. We do not have any affiliation with the makers of these apps. We just love using them!  So, here goes! Bloomberg for iPad (Free) This is an app all MBA students shouldRead More…

Posted on August 24th, 2012

Do I need to attend all classes while at business school?

Recruitment events, required reading, assignment deadlines, networking opportunities, and other responsibilities can make it difficult for you to attend every class on your schedule. This is especially true of your first year at business school. However, skipping classes is almost never a good idea, and in our opinion, the Professor noticing that you are notRead More…

Posted on August 14th, 2012

5 tips on working effectively with your study group at b-school

Being a part of a study group is one of the better ways of learning fast and effectively while at business school. What with the incredibly hectic schedule and mountains of course material you have to plough through, this might be the best way of making sure you get through it all! Just being aRead More…

Posted on July 17th, 2012

3 tips to avoid being cold-called during a case study discussion

As much as we sympathize with you if you’re sick of being cold-called on your phone as a result of some firm’s marketing strategy, we’re not going to talk about that here. The cold calling in our context is your being caught unawares when asked a question by the professor in class or being askedRead More…

Posted on June 12th, 2012

5 rules of etiquette to be observed during a case discussion

Case-based pedagogy is a common teaching method used at business schools everywhere. Many professors use case discussion to bring concepts to life, and since most cases taught in business schools are based on real life incidents, it helps you, as a student, understand things better. Typically you will be required to read the case upRead More…

Posted on April 9th, 2012

The cost of an MBA

To say that an MBA program costs a lot of money will qualify us for that hitherto unannounced ‘Stating the Obvious’ award. You don’t need anyone to tell you how much it’s going to cost in terms of an absolute monetary amount, and we are not going to do that. This post is about helpingRead More…

Posted on March 22nd, 2012

It’s never too early to start your MBA job search

Around the eventual necessity of getting a job, there are a few questions that plague many a B-school student. When should I start my job search? Should I start right away? Do I wait till I go at least half way through my major subjects so I have enough knowledge to step into the rat race?Read More…

Posted on February 12th, 2012

Six reasons why you should take time off before your MBA

Given that you’re about to jump from the frying pan into the fire that is the MBA curriculum, our MBA Sherpas are of the opinion that you should take a breather between the two! What with a grueling eleven to twenty four months of B school ahead of you right after several years of hard workRead More…

Posted on February 8th, 2012