March 21st, 2008 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Its amazing how much your opinion of a course is based on the professor. This past 7 weeks I was in five classes. One has one of the top two professors I have had a Smith and even though the subject was not exciting I loved to pay attention and learn. I had another course that was providing very useful skills however it was hard to take away anything from the class or be involved in it because the professor was not very engaging. Over the past two years I have had a mix of good and bad professors and probably more that were good, but it is hard to get through a class or learn anything from it when they are bad. It often feels like both a waste of time and money. The good professors I have had have been smart, quick and able to keep the class entertained while talking. This doesn’t always mean being able to tell jokes or incorporate humor, it really just being able to keep the class engaged. I think I would take a class I didn’t really care about with a good professor before taking a class I really wanted with a bad one. Its good to know what you are getting in to before a class starts. Ask around about a professor and don’t waste your time with those that are not going to be able to teach you anything. There are so few opportunities to take electives while in MBA school, you don’t want to waste the opportunity to learn as much as possible.