This was my second week of business travel in a row. I was in the UK from Tuesday – Saturday, and occupied with work-related meetings and evening events the entire time. I am back home now, but I’m exhausted, and I only had today (Sunday) to work on my homemade MBA Coursera classes.
Being that I only had one real day to work on my homemade MBA this week, I prioritized my classes much like last week and focused on the material I had to completed today to avoid grade penalties. All other work will have to wait till next week.
My Gantt chart is starting to run away from me a little bit, but I intend to catch up this week and next weekend.
Class-by-class breakdown of last week:
- Accounting: no progress this week. Next week I will complete Week 9 & 10, and hopefully take the final. If all goes to plan, I can complete Accounting next week.
- Operations: no progress this week. Next week I intend to finish the Coursera Operations Project and watch the last week of video lectures. If all goes well, I can also finish Operations next week.
- Marketing: I watched the Week 4 and Week 5 videos on Customer Centricity this week. It was very interesting stuff and relevant for my job and meetings this week. When the things I am learning from my homemade MBA help me at work, I really love my homemade MBA project!
- Corporate Finance: I completed Week 3 this week. In addition to Marketing, this was the only other real Coursera work I did this week.
- Leadership through Emotional Intelligence: No progress this week. I will complete Week 2/3 next week. This is the class I am most behind in, but I’m going to try and finish off Accounting and Operations before I catch up here. The next hard deadline in this class is November 24, so I have some time to finish the other courses and get caught up with this one.
While waiting at the airport(s) while traveling this week, I was also able to write up my full-text review of the University of Maryland’s Coursera Entrepreneurship class. I posted it here in the “Curriculum” drop-down menu next to my review of the Darden Foundations of Business Strategy Coursera class. Hope you like it!