I was on such a high from passing Leadership, that despite it being 10PM, I started working on my draft of Task 3 of Supply Chain. I was determined to get it in that night. I looked at what I'd written and was amazed. It sounded pretty good. This task does not directly involve the simulation, so it was easier than Tasks 1 and 2. What made me angry was that I looked at when I'd last saved it. December 5, 2011. That's right. I'd started Task 3 (which means I'd started the other two tasks prior) over 3 months ago. This class nearly derailed my entire MBA. I worked on it until about 2AM before I couldn't see straight anymore. I thought about turning it in but thought better of it. I'd rather put in more work before I turn it in and increase my chances for passing it on the first try.
It's been 5 days now, which is longer than I've ever waited to get something back. I think I have about a 30% chance of passing it on the first try. I'm fine with that. I took it as far as I could on my own. Now, I need some input if changes are needed.
My call with Kelly was really useful this week. I confirmed with her my intention to switch from the MBA in Management and Strategy to the MBA in IT Management. I also told her that I would love to finish my coursework within the next year. She sent me a projected schedule for my next two terms and it's definitely aggressive. I'm still pissed about Supply Chain. It's not a required class in the MBA-IT. This class not only nearly caused me to quit the program completely, but it also set me back. Way back. Unfortunately, my enrollment counselor didn't think that I had the qualifications for the program when I applied last fall.
This has given me more incentive to take my Spring Break and start working ahead on my first class of Term 2. I'm now working on Social Responsibility. It's another class that has a simulation. Surely it can't be as bad as the one in Supply Chain...right?
Forward...Here comes Term 2
P.S. My last post about Leadership, and the fundamental problems with it, served as the basis for the survey that I completed for the class. I didn't leave anything out. Will anything change as a result? Probably not, but at least I can't say that I didn't try.