Homemade MBA Progress Report: February 2, 2014

This week I made it through two weeks of material in Critical Perspectives on Management.  I’m happy to report that the course material is still very high quality, with very well-made video lectures.  I’m really impressed with the editing touches IE Business School (and/or Prof. Rolf Strom-Olsen) has made for this class.


The Gantt chart for this week:

A Gantt Chart showing my progress on my Homemade MBA as of Feb. 2, 2014

Homemade MBA Progress Report: February 2, 2014

And the details of my lack of progress this week:

  • Critical Perspectives on Management:  I made it through the material and quizzes for Week 2 and Week 3.  The required reading took a bit of time this week (first three Chapters of “The Box,” a book about the history of the shipping container and its impact on the global economy), but it was very interesting and enjoyable.


One thing I have noticed in Critical Perspectives on Management thus far is that the quizzes for this class, though short, are pretty tough.  The wording and answer options (the quizzes are multiple choices), remind me of graduate level quizzes/exams.  I think this is a good thing, as it increases the difficulty of the course and makes it feel more like a graduate level management course than some of the other classes I have taken as part of my Homemade MBA.


I will be traveling for work a lot this month, so it might be a bit of a struggle to keep up with this course for Week 4 and Week 5.  Also, Yale’s Financial Markets is coming up at the end of the month, so I can’t afford to fall behind in this class.  Hopefully I’ll be able to keep it up, keep you up to date with my progress, and (most importantly) keep learning!


    • Martin on February 10, 2014 at 5:22 pm
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    I like this courses here more. It is better quality


    • Martin on February 10, 2014 at 5:24 pm
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    I do not like Critical Perspectives on Management. The quality is not good. I also do not see applicatibily.

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