We had our last class of the semester today. Looking back, it has been a roller coaster ride for the last 4 months. Initially, it was a challenge for me to comprehend the abstract aspects of business, particularly marketing. I couldn’t agree more with Damien McLoughlin’s (our marketing professor) remarks on females excelling in marketing. To push the button to switch on the right brain takes a lot of effort for people like me who have always had a digital mindset of looking at things. But I can’t be happier at this stage for having taken that effort to broaden my perspectives and learning that everything in business is not “black and white” as I used to believe.
I have learnt so much in the last four months that I wonder if the quantum of learning is equivalent to my academic learning of years. At one time, particularly while writing journals and assignments one after another, I felt like giving up. But there was support from my own study group and colleagues in the class and above all it was my own determination that kept me going. And here I am looking forward to the challenges of the next semester. Although restless to go back home for Christmas, I am as eager to return for the rest of my MBA, a fun-learn ride of a life time.
– Nihar, FT MBA 2011/2012