Hi all! I'm back to share my schedule for Mod 2. We have 1 required course, IBE II (International Business Environments), and I have 3 electives. Some students are taking 4 electives, but I've completed enough credits that I am in the home stretch, and no longer need any quarters with 5 classes.
Here's a rundown of my classes:
- International Business Environments II: This course brings global strategy, economics, and marketing together. I love it - super surprising to me, because I wasn't a huge fan of the first IBE course. Mostly because I am not as proficient in economics as I'd like:) We've done cases on Swatch, Intel, and Haagen Dazs; all focusing on different aspects of international business.
- Price, Value & Profitability: This is the third in the marketing "trilogy" that Professor Homa offers. I also LOVE this course. It brings everything we've learned in his first two courses together. It's a lot of work, but it's fun. All assignments are cases with a quantitative problem that you must solve using lots of logic and excel. Once you get final numbers, you have to put the marketing power behind it to come up with strategy and rationale.
- Law for Managers: This was a random pick for me, but I'd heard good things, and since I know that Brand Managers spend a LOT of time trying to be BFF with the legal team, I figured it was a good pick. It's taught by two actual lawyers, who bring legal lessons to old school movie clips. For example, our mid-term is to watch a scene in the Godfather, and argue different sides of a contract between Vito Corleone and Virgil Salazzo.
- Marketing of Consumer Products and Services: This is a qualitative, case-based class. I love the cases we've done so far, and the professor is great about encouraging classmates to share real world experiences in the class. It's fun to hear how different people used marketing frameworks over the summer in their internship. I also like the cases, and love writing about my favorite subject: marketing :)
Just by luck of the draw, I only have class on Monday & Wednesday. Definitely makes for some LOOOOONG Mondays with a night class, but nice to have Tuesday and Thursday free to focus on group work, working in the Admissions office and maybe finally going to the gym once in awhile! It's pretty crazy how quickly those 'no-class' days fill up though... I find I'm at campus from 9AM-6PM pretty much every day of the week, regardless of my schedule.
Hard to believe finals are just around the corner!