July 17, 2008, 6:00 am

MBA Marks From My Last Session

by: The Financial Blogger    Category: MBA
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I am already in the middle of my third MBA Session and I just received my marks from the winter session. Before I write about what I have learned during those three classes, I have to mention that going to school during summer time is really though! Between holidays, the sun and the pool, opening school books has nothing really glamorous! The MBA is definitely not the hardest set of classes I have had in term of difficulties. But it is surely the most demanding program I have been into!


Running the marathon surely need more than a boost of energy to make a sprint. This is what the MBA look like; a marathon for your brain and nervous system (due to the major lack of sleep!). So I am glad that I survived another trimester with good marks considering that I changed job and wrote my PFP exam.

Human Resources: A

What I definitely like about the MBA program is that most of your project has a real impact on your daily work. For example, I was working on the integration of new employee in the wealth management department of the bank. My manager gave me access to sufficient date so I can design a new process enabling the integration of financial consultant in their new team. I started from my own experience and enhanced it with the theory I learned in class. The process is about to be presented to my manager in a few weeks. I hope that it will be accepted and that my contribution will be more than a simple report!

Productivity and Processes: A

This is probably the most interesting class I ever had so far. It was very demanding since you have to design or improve an existing process where you work. Therefore, you need to spend time with each actor in the process and analyse the implication of each action. However, it was very rewarding to look at the final result. I also used the same project as the one in Human Resources so I can deliver a more complete project and save a lot of time.

Accounting: A

Yep, another triple A’s for my second trimester! I am quite happy to show steady marks considering my global situation! In this class, we worked financial statement in a different ways. We usually calculate ratios and analyze them. This time, we already had the ratio and all the financial notes. The purpose was to read between the lines and discover which kind of story numbers were telling without being explicit. It was like reading through the company’s mind and finding its deepest secrets. We did our paper on RIM and find out about their very interesting story about patents and licenses.

The summer trimester sounds very promising as well. We will improve our marketing knowledges, learn about financial laws and international financial services. Yet again, quite an interesting challenge!

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Comments

Congrats on the the 3 A’s!

Soory, but I don’t understand why you think complete strangers would care about your school grades.

by: The Financial Blogger | July 17th, 2008 (8:59 pm)

Adam,

The main purpose of this post was not my marks but what I did and learned in my classes. I want to give people an idea of what a MBA looks like from the inside.

This might not be relevant for everybody, but hey, it’s only 3 posts a year 😉

by: FB's Mom | July 18th, 2008 (4:43 pm)

Congrats FB,

Eat shit Adam, I’ very proud of FB’s grades.

When you start doing something as challanging as working, raising a family, and going to school, plus this highly informative blog, I’ll be proud of you too.
In the mean time STFU!

Cheers,

FB’s Mom, not really just TKO from Ontario

by: The Financial Blogger | July 18th, 2008 (5:26 pm)

TKO,
you are hilarious 🙂

thx for the support… I like my mom 😀

I have to agree. Adam, if you don’t care about his grades then don’t read and don’t comment. He never put a gun to your head to do it… did he?

Keep it up FB, and if I ever make it to Ontario (bound to happen with this company), I’ll look you up and buy you lunch.

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