Homemade MBA Progress Report: December 15, 2013

This was a big week.  I completed two courses – Wharton’s Intro to Operations Management, and Wharton’s Intro to Corporate Finance.  I was pretty nervous about the Corporate Finance final, but in the end I didn’t think it was too bad.  I’ll take that as a sign that I actually learned some Finance!


I also wrote three Coursera course reviews – one for International Organizations Management, Introduction to Operations Management, and Introduction to Corporate Finance.  I haven’t received the Statements of Accomplishment for Operations Management or Corporate Finance yet, but I should get them in the next week or two.  For those of you reading this who also took those courses, please take a look at my reviews and leave your own feedback in the comments sections.


This week’s Gantt chart:

Homemade MBA Progress Report: December 15, 2013

Homemade MBA Progress Report: December 15, 2013


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

  • Operations:  The last round of peer evaluations were finally released, and I completed my share.  That was my last task for this class, and I can happily say that this one is finished.  I enjoyed this class, and give you the full story in my Operations course review in the Curriculum section of this site.
  • Marketing:  Well, I was wrong about being able to complete Marketing this week, as the final won’t be released until late in my evening on December 15.  This week, I finished the last video lectures (by the way, what’s up with Week 9 having 3x the video length of the other weeks??), and now I’m just waiting on the final to be released.  I will take the final next week and that’ll be it for this one!
  • Corporate Finance:  Woohoo! I finished Finance!  I was glad to find out that the final wasn’t timed, because it allowed me to start/stop and continue the final in bits and pieces as and when I had some free time.  According to my calculation, I should receive a Statement of Accomplishment in this class as soon as they release them.  I also wrote my full review for this class which is available here.
  • Leadership through Emotional Intelligence:  I kept up with Leadership this week by finishing my personal vision, and completing the Week 7 material.  Next week should be the last week of new material.  I’m not sure if the final will also be released, or if I’ll have to wait a bit longer.


Next week, I hope to finish Marketing and, if the release the final exam, Leadership.  If so, that would give me a nice break for the holidays.  I could then spend a little more time writing some course reviews and polishing up this site.  Stay tuned!

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