Back to school!

by Vinaya HS on March 13, 2006

in The SP Jain Blog

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How does it feel to go back to school (ok, college) after all these years? It’s a pain and a pleasure. Most of my free time these days is spent in wrestling with monstrous reading material. As part of the curriculum, each one of us needs to complete a set of “pre-foundation” courses delivered in an e-learning format. There are regular assignments – with strict deadlines – as well. All of last week was spent in completing the first assignment. There’s one more due in two weeks time!

There are three subjects we need to familiarize with as part of the pre-foundation. In no particular order they are:

  • Quantitative Methods (QM)
  • Managerial Economics (ME)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)

Of the lot, I like QM and FA because I have an innate inclination towards mathematics (and numbers in general). ME is ok, but it makes you scratch your brains. Mileage may vary. What I really love is the amount of research that one needs to do, to answer the assignments. Google, as always, is a great help – especially the scanned text-book material. MIT’s Open Courseware is another amazing resource. I’ll write about these another day.

On a side note, if you have been wondering why I have stopped responding to e-mails, this is why!




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