Tuesday, February 21, 2006


OK, I'm taking classes towards my MBA. I'm the oldest person in the program (soon to be 47) and that disturbs me a little. Most of the folks are in their late 20's or early 30's. Very few are managers or if they are it's in an unrelated field. So I get little or no networking benefits. I won't get an automatic raise out of it or a promotion. So why do I do it? Because it's there..

Actually, it's for the sheer learning experience. See I'm bored with my job. The next computer will be faster, but it will pretty much do the same thing the current computers do. A new operating system may come out, but it will be a lot like the current systems. This industry is evolutionary. Only the marketing folks like to call it revolutionary.

So I have two classes I'm taking now, Corporate Finance and Business Negotiations and four more to go. This summer I take an HR class. Then there's a marketing class, that I've heard is hard. I could take it in the summer or wait until fall. The last class is Managerial Policy, sort of a little of everything. And one more elective. I've looked at the tentative schedule and there are no good electives scheduled. So I may invent my own and get approval. I'm thinking some along the lines of Sociology.

Any ideas out there?

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