Tag Archives: EC

LSE or the London School of Exploitation – time to question our schooling system?


The London School of Exploitation – part of one of the many “occupy” events seen in the world in recent years - should we rethink education as well?

The London School of Exploitation – part of one of the many “occupy” events seen in the world in recent years – should we rethink education as well?

LSE usually stands for the London School of Economics – earlier this year, its students were protesting what they call the London School of Exploitation. The LSE students were lobbying the school administration for cheaper tuition, better support for workers, and divestment from unethical businesses. While I never saw any protests like that at HBS, it does call me to reflect on some of the ethical issues related to our schooling system. Continue reading

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Second year at HBS – last but not least?


The old versus the new   -   EC versus RC students

The new (life at HBS in the first year) versus the old (HBS in second year) – but which one is the best!?!

I have survived both RC (Required Curriculum – the first year at HBS) and EC year (Elective Curriculum – the second year at HBS). I am about to finish my HBS MBA and am thus (choose for yourself) – old / graduated / spoiled for life / happy / super excited to go back to work / broke. But most of all, I have become a real specialist that can shed a light on all aspects of the HBS MBA program. And today,  I will be comparing the two years at HBS – RC and EC year!

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And my winner is… BGIE!?


2013_05 - BGIE podiumMy first year at the Harvard Business School (HBS) is getting to and end. Classes are ending, exams have started and most students have their summers all planned out – a good time to evaluate the classes I’ve had so far.  Continue reading