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What is this “spare time”?
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Why I’m not blogging so much lately, aka List of Deliverables for Block 1 and Fall Semester courses, with group assignments highlighted:

  • Sep 19 - MBA 5235 Mgmt Skills - DVD of Group Presentation
  • Sep 19 - MBA 5300 Data Analysis - Individual case study
  • Sep 21 - MBA 5235 Mgmt Skills - Group Presentation
  • Sep 25 - MBA 5270 IT for Mgrs - Case #2
  • Sep 26 - MBA 5300 Data Analysis - Group case study
  • Oct 9 - MBA 5270 IT for Mgrs - IT Project (#3 - #6)
  • Oct 9 - MBA 5210 Bus/Gov Relations - Governance Diagnostic
  • Oct 10 - MBA 5300 Data Analysis - Individual case study
  • Oct 11 - MBA 5340 Fin Acctg - Group Project 1
  • Oct 11 - MBA 5340 Fin Acctg - Quiz
  • [Oct 12-20 Midterm exam week]
  • [Oct 21-18 Fall break]
  • Nov 12 - MBA 5235 Mgmt Skills - Group Dynamics Analysis Paper
  • Nov 12 - MBA 5235 Mgmt Skills - Individual Development Plan
  • Nov 12 - MBA 5340 Fin Acctg - Quiz
  • Nov 14 - MBA 5300 Data Analysis - Individual case study
  • Nov 19 - MBA 5340 Fin Acctg - Group Project 2
  • Nov 20 - MBA 5330 OB/HR - Group case analysis
  • Nov 21 - MBA 5300 Data Analysis - Group case study
  • Dec 5 - MBA 5300 Data analysis - Individual case study
  • [Dec 12-20 Final exam week]

And that omits the deliverables for two courses which begin halfway through the semester in Block 2. Boy, that’s a lot of things. And on top of that there’s five classes’ worth of reading per week. The hardest part about this will be using group time effectively, splitting up tasks and so on.

And on top of that I’m very close to taking on some duties in the communications portfolio in the student association, mostly because I don’t want my resume to have no extracurricular activites for this year. The case competitions sounded promising but involve five-hour Friday night practices which would disqualify it even if it didn’t conflict with curling, and I’m not sure I’m MBA Games material. I’m hoping to attend the Mindtrust Leadership Development Program, under a program where the school pays for all but $130 of the $2000 fee, but there’s only 30 students sent so it’s not a sure thing.

I’m inclined to treat the entire semester as a single project, with each assignment, exam, etc. as a deliverable within the project. (Luckily nothing spans semesters, or else it’d be getting silly.) Time to grab MS Project through the university’s MSDNAA subscription.

We’re in the new building now, at least — I’ll take pictures of some of the facilities and people soon.

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