Check- 11 out of 20 subjects!

11 Feb

Feb 09, 2011: Its 3 a.m. and I am staring at the assignment due in 4 hours. It all pretty much comes down to the type of person that I am-i.e. an owl and not a lark. The assignment  due is for the current course ‘Negotiation’ and I probably should save this as a draft and get back to Ms-Word. Its interesting how much of knowledge there is in our world and how much of academic research is being done on topics that I would previously never have thought of as ‘academia-oriented’. Term2 is majorly focusing on all the intangibles; people skills, active listening, empathy, assertiveness, letting go, respect- the simple things of life. The Professor mentioned today that ‘Silence is a powerful weapon in a negotiation’; I, for one could use it a lot more; haha. The course basically covers a set of tools and principles that we could use in negotiation. All of us have been negotiating ever since we were born; you know, the days of ‘Can I stay out an hour more?’, ‘Can I please get next month’s allowance in advance?’, ‘Honey, is it OK if we watch a movie instead of a play?’. You get the drift. This course focuses on the simple processes  that we could adopt to make the apparently simple art of negotiation a lot more structured and  focussed.

Feb 11, 2011- Its 6.15 p.m. and the view from my window just went from gorgeous-orange-sunset to cloudy-dusky-night. All in the space of a couple of minutes. Sigh! Anyways, today was Day5 of the Negotiation course; the 5th in the series of 1-week courses this Term. Unbelievable! We are now through with more than 50% of the 20 subjects for the year and I do,do feel that I now know a lot more than 5 months back. As for next week, some of us have opted to take European Business Law. As for me, I start with Supply Chain Operations the week after and am looking forward to a quiet next week – chilling most of the time, getting some preparation done for the job-hunt in a few months, practicing my German, reading up on a long list of books and maybe a couple of trips around. Here then, is to a quiet week of self-reflection! 🙂

Before I sign off, I wish those of you applying for MBS all the very best!

Till later,

Anita

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2 Responses to “Check- 11 out of 20 subjects!”

  1. Animesh Ghose February 15, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Hi Anita,
    I have been following your blog regularly.The information shared by you is really helpful.I will be joining MBS for its full time MBA this September.Please keep all these good articles coming.Danke Schon.. 🙂

    • Anita Visvanath February 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

      Thanks Animesh for your feedback; It’s great to know that the blog is helpful to prospective students!

      Congratulations on your admission and good luck with the preparations!

      Nichts zu danken 🙂
      Anita

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