The final countdown

January 29th, 2010 by under General. No Comments.

The countdown has finally begun. I am now in the final semester of my MBA, and with graduation just few months away, I believe I have more than enough on my plate to keep me busy.

Going back home, to India, for the winter break after almost one and a half years was truly rejuvenating and gave me the much needed break from the hustle-bustle of grad school. Now that I am back, and in the second week of school already, I need to push myself to get back on my feet and focus on the important things – finding a job for instance. The economy may have shown some signs of improvement, but the recruitment scenario for MBA’s has not changed a lot. Still, I am hoping for some action over this semester, as things are better than how they were the last year.

I have just nine credits left for this semester to fulfill the 54-credit requirement for an MBA. Therefore, the workload should not be as much as in the previous terms, allowing me to allocate more time to my job search. The courses I have taken up this term look promising and the first few classes I have attended have all been awesome. In addition to the core course, the Business Plan competition, I have taken up Pricing and Revenue Management and Market Forecasting. Both of these courses are statistical, and quantitative, and the way they are structured, they would provide me some good hands on knowledge of applying the concepts to real world business problems. As such, I like DOING things, rather than just READING about them, so I am sure I would have gained some valuable skills and insights by the end of these 2-credit courses.

I think I should get back to the readings due for the next class, before I head out to hang out with my friends whom I hardly get to see now, thanks to the different electives we all have. Untill next time. Ciao!!