Category Archive: First Impressions

Jun 25

First Impressions: Globalization and You

University of Washington logo

First of all, well done with the introductory video.  Not only did you tell us what to expect in the class, you showed us a bit of personality as well. I like the fact that you filmed the intro video after filming the rest of the content, so you can refer to specific things that …

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Jan 24

First Impressions: IE Business School’s Critical Perspectives on Management

A screenshot of the Critical Perspectives on Management introductory video

The first course in semester two of my homemade MBA is Critical Perspectives on Management, brought to us via Coursera from IE Business School in Spain.  I have completed the first week of material, and here’s what I think so of it so far.   Professional video lectures Critical Perspectives on Management has some of …

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Nov 17

First Impressions: Case Western Reserve’s Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

A screenshot from Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence showing the professor's engaging lecture style

The latecomer to my homemade MBA is Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence.  The course title and description piqued my interest, and now I have consumed a week of material here is what I think.   Professional video lectures Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence (which I will shorten to “Leadership” henceforth) makes use of a very …

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Nov 09

First Impressions: Wharton’s Coursera Intro to Corporate Finance

This is the real deal. This class IS Intro to Corporate Finance exactly as you would take it at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School.  I’m shocked that this is the real thing, but offered for free on Coursera.  How do I know it’s the real thing?  Because the professor spent a few minutes …

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Oct 24

First Impressions: Wharton’s Coursera Intro to Marketing

Now, I should start by saying that I work in Marketing, so I have high hopes as well as high expectations for Wharton’s Intro to Marketing Coursera class.  So far, it’s off to a fantastic start!  This class is completely different in format (in a good way) and delivery than the other two Wharton Foundation …

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Oct 24

First Impressions: Wharton’s Coursera Intro to Operations Management

Despite posting this today, I actually started this class a few weeks ago.  Fortunately, I kept notes on my first impressions so I can share them with you here, even though I’m about half-way through the course at this point.  Intro to Operations Management is part of the four-class Wharton Foundations series of MBA classes Wharton …

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Oct 20

First Impressions: University of Geneva’s Coursera International Organizations Management

As with all of these First Impressions posts, please keep in mind that they are exactly that – my first impressions of a course.  It is plausible, perhaps even likely, that my first impression will be wrong and my opinion of the course will change over time.  Please read my Full Review posts about these …

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Oct 18

First Impressions: University of Maryland’s Coursera Entrepreneurship Course

As with all of these First Impressions posts, please keep in mind that they are exactly that – my first impressions of a course.  It is plausible, perhaps even likely, that my first impression will be wrong and my opinion of the course will change over time.  Please read my Full Review posts about these …

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Sep 30

First Impressions: Wharton’s Coursera Intro to Accounting

Perhaps it’s too early to judge? (I’m only in Week 2 of 10)  Perhaps accounting is just that boring?  Either way, so far Wharton’s Intro to Financial Accounting course on Coursera pales in comparison to the UVA Darden Business Strategy Coursera class in almost every way.  Let me explain.   First, the Accounting class’ video …

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