This week is my second week of classes for the spring semester, and this term is the first time I was able to select which classes I am in and when I am taking them. In the first semester, Smith MBA students are assigned to a track. All seven courses taken in the first semester are required core courses, and students are assigned to a course section based on which track they are in.
However, the second semester a mix of core and elective courses. Thus, students are free to make their own schedules and select whichever course sections they want. I’ve signed up for three core courses and three electives for the spring semester. As I’ve discussed previously, the electives I picked are Creativity for Business Leaders, Consumer Behavior and Understanding Organizational Change. The core courses I am taking are Managerial Accounting, Operations Management and my technology selective, Managing Digital Business Markets.
As an MBA student coming from the journalism industry, Managing Digital Business Markets is the first class I have taken that significantly relates to my previous experience. As I’ve written before, I decided to pursue an MBA to enable myself to understand the business side of the journalism industry and the problems that are plaguing it. These problems were discussed on the first day of my Managing Digital Business Markets class, with my professor showing us the video below: