Monday, 24 August 2015

How to choose your major at a business school

Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

Often business school applicants ask which global program they should consider if they are interested in a particular management subject, such as corporate finance, marketing or human resources. They want to know which program is “good” for each subject. The fact is that most of the top global business school programs are strong in all subjects and typically the core curriculum will be common to all students, whether or not a concentration is chosen.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Applicants who are disabled should check for special accomdation

Orginally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

Academic accommodation for learning differences

Most would agree that the topic of learning differences is not commonly acknowledged or openly discussed in India. Hopefully the success of popular films like Tare Zameen Par have helped to open up the conversation somewhat, but I also want to do my part by raising the issue of academic accommodation for students with learning differences. These can range from dyslexia, dysgraphia, attention deficit disorder, and other learning issues (see for a list of the most common) and they range in severity. It is important to acknowledge that no learning difference is too insignificant. Every child should have the chance to succeed.