November 18, 2008

Conflicting Schedules


While I've been utterly busy with my MRR lately, I realized a few days ago that finishing the MRR is not the final step to graduating with my MBA degree from the Asian Institute of Management and I may not be able to do that final step in time. That final step is the MRR defense.

I was coordinating with my MRR advisers late last week and I discovered that my advisers do not have common time together until December 7. The deadline for the MRR defenses? December 5. Ugh*! (For the MRR, MBA students are required to have two mentors and they have to be together when you defend your thesis.)

The secretaries are trying to arrange a schedule with an earlier date where one of my mentors will be attending my defense via a teleconference. I'm not sure if this ever was done before, but the prospects of not marching during the graduation rites is already adding a great deal of stress from the accomplishing the MRR.

I talked to Prof. Larry Tan in the morning to share my plight about the scheduling conflicts and he said that a lot of MBA students in the past faced similar hurdles. He said the only solution for that is to finish the MRR earlier. Ugh!

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Good news! The deadline for the Brat Pack promo has been moved to tomorrow. :)

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We had our last sessions for Understanding Consumer Behavior (UCB) and Business Intelligence (BI) earlier. It was an understated conclusion for two of my electives under Prof. Roger Chua, but a nice wrap-up nonetheless. My remaining subjects this term: Brand Equity Management (BEM) and Entrepreneurial Finance (EF). Both of them finish this Thursday.


*Ugh! = the sound of a punch in the gut.

3 comments:

Jack said...

cool pic man...
NIce blog...
can you explain MBA in Consulting?

Anonymous said...

Sucks to be you..

Regnard Raquedan said...

@Anonymous:

Thanks a lot pal.