About the Book

Writing from her own experience, the author offers a go-to guide that’s honest, insightful, and empowering. The Unofficial Guide to B-School Partner Life is an indispensable guide for MBA (or B-school) partners who want to make the most out of their experience.

Your significant other has been accepted into their dream business school. Hours of deliberation later, fast-forward and there you are, on campus at the beloved B-school. From that instant, the B-school life takes over, from morning classes, weekend projects, and late-night after-parties to group work and class happy hours. Time alone together has now become rare. You start to think, “What am I doing here? Where do I fit in?”

With this book, learn how to navigate your way through and, ultimately, thrive in the B-school bubble, all while building your network and having a great time along the way.

This all-in-one guide provides a pragmatic approach that will help you master the ins and outs of B-school partner life before you know it!


About Mona Bijjani

Mona Bijjani is a Singapore-based current INSEAD MBA student. A true third culture kid, she was born in Saudi Arabia, grew up in Lebanon, and has since lived in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Her book, The Unofficial Guide to B-School Partner Life, is the first book to be created in this niche genre, a cross between Success Self-Help and Business Education. Tech-geek and forever student, Mona writes in her spare time.

After deciding to leave behind her corporate career in tech while her husband pursued his MBA, Mona went on to start her entrepreneurial journey in the self-development and leadership training industry. Over the years that have followed, she has embraced her proclivity to be a customer-centric entrepreneur and design thinker at heart. Her passion and natural curiosity fuel her desire to impact the lives of others. Mona is currently an MBA candidate at INSEAD, and has an MIT New Venture Leadership certificate, a master’s degree in Marketing Communications from Kingston University, London, and an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut. Mona is a US Yoga Alliance-certified yoga instructor. Her love for yoga shares space in her life with her penchant for good coffee, traveling, writing, and reading personal development books. Her travels have, in fact, taken her to more than three continents and numerous cities, with intents to travel to even more.