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MBA S5 W17: Quantitative Stress

At times, the ECA papers the MBA gives you on a variety of subjects, can really amount to a stress bomb. The ones that are the worst do one thing: alert you to how much you don’t know. That always hits you like a brick. Have to admit, this was …

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MBA S5 W15: Brain..Smash Quantitative Methods!

It’s all too easy to forget what it’s like doing core modules on the Global MBA. You know, you do two semesters (12-months) of electives, which have half as many units and don’t involve an exam and you get used to something different. Less work? It depends, it probably is …

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MBA S5 W10: ECA and Exam Heaven and Hell

It’s a bit early, but my mind has drifted to the unknown nature of it and once that occurs I have to fill the vacuum with some facts. Basically, I’ve been looking at the past papers for Managing Information (herein MIN). At the moment it is looking like a paper …

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MBA S5 W9: Summer School Is Over

Well, Summer School is over and this time it felt more final. A number of individuals were on their last residential and I’ll probably not see them again at the business school. I’m probably on my last purposeful residential as, if all goes to plan, the next Summer School in …

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MBA S5 W9: On The Eve of Summer School

I’ve been a bit quiet on the MBA front recently, a function of just not finding time to sit down and write the entries. The semester has been moving on, it’s one of the inevitabilities of life. The TAA deadline has passed and the two assignments have been submitted. The …

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MBA S5 W2: A Business Transformation Fiesta

Okay, semester four ended two weeks ago and, without a significant break, semester five came around and the cycle begins again. Semester five is different, which is something I probably say each time. The reason it’s different this time is I’m back doing a core module, which means 14 units …

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MBA S4 W27: Economics of Scarcity

The final ECA has been submitted. Normally this would have happened two weeks ago, but the Strategic Marketing ECA was subject to an extension because of a late release date. That is semester four complete. Another one down. Three more to go. The next one even sees a return to …

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I’m On The Global MBA Now!

There was a period of time, probably some way through semester three (July to December 2009) up to and including the residential seminar for semester four (January to June 2010) in March , when those on the MBA Programme via Distance Learning were wondering what was going on. Things just …

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MBA S4 W21: Sort of Superfluous Contexts

I’m moving onto the third essay and it’s probably the most problematic one. It’s problematic for reasons I’ve discussed before, which magnifies the funny old ECA game. Basically, as soon as an examined coursework assignment asks you to critically evaluate something ‘in your own organisation’, or ‘an organisation you know …

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MBA S4 W17: The Funny Old ECA Game

One of the ‘interesting’ things that came to a bit of a head at the last residential seminar, was the funny old ECA game. Well, it would be funny, if you weren’t paying such a lot of money to join ‘the table’. The problem comes in two forms: the asymmetry …

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