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Nov 24

Homemade MBA Progress Report: November 24, 2013

For the first time in a few weeks, I was back at home and back to my normal routine.  My normal routine, this week, happened to be chock-full of Coursera!  I made massive progress on my homemade MBA this week, and polished off not one, but two Coursera classes.

 

Thanks to a big effort this week, my Gantt chart is back to looking pretty:

Progress Report: November 24, 2013

Homemade MBA Progress Report: November 24, 2013

Here is my class-by-class breakdown of my very productive last week:

  • Accounting:   This week I completed the video lectures for Weeks 9 and 10, the final homework assignment, and took the final exam.  In other words, I completed Accounting this week!  According to my calculation of my grade, I should receive a statement of accomplishment for this one with room to spare.  Now that I’m done, I will soon post my full review of Wharton’s Intro to Financial Accounting Coursera class in the curriculum section of the site.
  • Operations:  All went well this week, and I was able to complete everything in this class except the peer evaluations for the Coursera Operations Project.  This week I finished my own Coursera Operations Project and watched the last week of video lectures.  I have two peer evaluations left to complete (when they are available), and then this class is finished.
  • Marketing:  I completed Week 6 (Customer Centricity) of Marketing this week, and completed the second quiz as well.  This class continues to impress, and I’m looking forward to Week 7.
  • Corporate Finance:  I finished the Week 4 practice set on time this week, however I did not watch all the video lectures.  There are about 3 full hours of video lectures per week for this class because it is just recorded real-life Wharton Business School lectures.  The lengthy video content was too much for me to get through this week, so I will come back to these later when I have some more time.  This is another great benefit of a homemade MBA!
  • Leadership through Emotional Intelligence:  This week, I finally made some time for this class.  I was able to complete Weeks 2 and 3 this week, and I found them both pretty interesting.  Week 4 material is already available, and I will start there next week.

 

It feels good to be back on track with my Homemade MBA, and am happy to have completed Accounting and (basically) Operations.  Both of these classes were very good, and I learned a lot from each one.  Stay tuned for my full review of Wharton’s Intro to Accounting Coursera class, as well as Wharton’s Intro to Operations Coursera class.  When I have some free time in the next few weeks, I will write my full course review for these and post them in the Curriculum section of my Homemade MBA site.

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