6 weeks have whizzed past since the inaugural MiM programme took off on the 9th of September 2014 at the ESMT. Time certainly flies when youâ€™re having fun!
Weâ€™ve crunched through Statistics, Decision Theory, Operational Behaviour and Business Economics. Starting next week, weâ€™ll be taking on Financial Accounting and Decision Making.
I just did the math, and it turns out that in the last 44 days, we have done 9 handed-in assignments, 13 case studies, 3 exams and 3 presentations (not forgetting the 2 photo shoots :-).
As Olivia Pope would say in my favourite TV series, Scandal,
â€œWeâ€™re gladiators; gladiators in suits.â€
The MiM programme is definitely not for the feint-hearted. Coming from a purely, maybe even dryly, technical background, the MiM has had a demanding and rigorous start.
The midnight oil has certainly been burnt on many a night in the past weeks. So feeling like a zombie in the morning is now somewhat normal. The other day I jokingly said,
â€œIâ€™ll probably walk onto the graduation podium to the Thriller soundtrack in the background in June 2016- dance moves and all.â€
I must take my hat off though to my fellow MiMs who are generally a very jolly lot. So even on days when weâ€™reÂ groggy and could do with extra sleep, we can still afford to laugh and at least be happy zombies.
34 students, 19 nations, 5 continents â€“ thatâ€™s our MiM class.
Being in a class of people who hail from all corners of the world and bring different experiences, perspectives and flavours to the table has made for a very rich learning experience.
[Side-bar: I must add that I am particularly impressed that nobody has asked me if I speak â€˜Africanâ€™ – that’s alwaysÂ a good sign.]
‘Til the next blog entry:
So long, gladiators!