I have been meaning to write about my MBA experience frequently, but after two months at Jenkins School of Management I haven’t found the time to pause and reflect. That is the testament of the busy lifestyle of an MBA student.
Our class size is fairly small, we have about fifty full-time first year students which enables us to really get to know each other well. Each student is a part of the team of four of five students. Teams are sticking together for a full year, working on all projects for all classes, so these are the people you will get to know the best, and they are the people you will be relying on to get you through the program.
During the first semester we will master Accounting, Economics, People Management, Data Analysis & Statistics, and Business Simulation Game. The most important class, and the key differentiating factor for Jenkins MBA program is Career Effectiveness class. I am not aware of any other MBA program placing so much emphasis on career coaching. Every week we have a time built into our schedule to do an effective career search and practice presentational skills. I truly believe that time and effort put into presentational skills will pay off in the long run for all of us.
Time management was the most challenging to master the first month in the semester. Midway through I am more comfortable with my schedule, and prioritizations. Project management skills will be put to the test in the next two weeks with several exams and projects due.