10 Weeks of classes, followed by another 10 weeks of project work (no classes). So effectively, this phase of in-class education is to end by November
Courses I have taken this quarter:
- Spreadsheet Modelling for Business Decisions (SMBD) – A good analytical course which focuses on solving problems using spreadsheets. The problems range from Finance, Marketing, Risk management. Very interesting, especially for me as I have been exposed to spreadsheets right from the DOS days of Lotus 123 – when having 512 kb of memory meant you were a millionaire (almost )
- Brand Management (BM) – A fitting climax to all the marketing courses I have done, probably. Very enthusiastic professor who keeps us on our feet with his questions and comments. A good subject with an excellent blend of theoretical frameworks and their applications – in fact, the first presentation is on Cisco v’s HP’s Brand Identity w.r.t the Telepresence offerings
- Social Entrepreneurship (SE) – This is a “bonus” course, as I am only required to do two courses to complete the credit requirements. Thought of doing this course to learn about the “other” India, which in fact is the bigger reality rather than our IT and “India Shining” tirades. The professor is one of the most active persons in crusading for social and political reforms, and was instrumental in getting the Right to Information (RTI) act to be passed.