With my Canadian vacation behind me, it’s time for Part 2 of my 6 part “Condensed MBA” series. (Click here if you missed Part 1) Read on to hear about first semester, quarter 2.
First Year: Second Quarter
Like Accounting, the biggest challenge for me was my general lack of familiarity with the vocabulary. Getting used to a definition of “coupon” that didn’t include cutting something out of a circular was a bit of an adjustment but having Bob Taggart at the helm meant I had an understanding professor who was always available and ready to help. So what stuck?
- Time Value of Money- A dollar today is worth more than a dollar in the future. Understanding the basic concept and how to approach calculating it is crucial. While I am still a little shaky on the calculation part, I have a strong enough understanding of the basic concept to know if I need to bring in help with the calculations.
- Helping each other is what sets BC MBAs from the rest- Despite hard work throughout the quarter, I was still pretty shaky heading into the exam. One of my classmates came in super early on exam day and spent hours with a few of us to ensure we fully understood without asking anything in return…that’s community!