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:
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!