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16
Apr

MBA One Term After – a shortlist of memories I’ll take away….

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prasanna

Every morning as I walk into class, I hear snippets of different conversations taking place in at least 5 languages – it’s music to the ears of a language buff like me. When you have people from 32 nationalities in your class, there’s almost always someone who’s been to or lived in a place that’s being talked about in class or outside. First-hand information always trumped what we got from books. The same thing applies to industries – our Managerial Accounting professor had a spreadsheet with our names and former industries listed – every time we discussed a case, someone…


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10
Apr

Erus – An Inspirational Story

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The growing impact of today’s globalisation and modernisation does not inevitably diminish the difficulties of being a woman in Indonesia. Even though modern Indonesian women are slowly moving away from the traditional dictates of Indonesian culture, many are still confined by social pressures and expectations to act solely as wives and mothers. Having lived in Indonesia all my life, I have experienced the pressures of being a single career woman in Indonesia. There were times when I felt overwhelmed and frustrated by my peers’ expectations to follow traditions as I did not want to confine my existence to such old-fashioned…


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7
Apr

The lost 7 hours

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Xu Hu

I was with my father at hospital in China. He was sleeping and I started to think of the past 3 months at RSM… MBA life is refreshing and exciting to me. The learning environment is totally different to my previous experience. My class comes from 32 countries with different backgrounds, and, what is more important is that we have our own unique personality with amazing history. When we clash with each other, there is a sparkly moment, and sometimes a colliding moment. It is part of the MBA experience to step out of our own comfort zone to learn…


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3
Apr

MBA, first experiences

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Three months have passed and the first term is over. For me it just seemed that it started and a quarter of the whole program is already done. This was fast! But for sure every moment have been memorable. Of course an MBA is really demanding. I strictly had to manage my time to complete all of my tasks and to take part in the social activities as well. Sometimes this means that I had to sacrifice a bit from my sleeping time, but it was always manageable. For me the most interesting part was learning through case studies. Unfortunately,…


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27
Mar

New perspectives, new promises and opportunities: insights of the MBA so far

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VibhorSahay

“Term 1 is over?”, “Woah, that was fast!”, “Time just flew by”, “But we just started the MBA!” These were some of the typical responses of my batch-mates of the Full time MBA class of 2015, after we finished our term 1 last week. With a week of holiday almost over, we rested (hopefully enough) and raring to dive in term 2. Time flies by, whenever it is reflected upon in hindsight. That exactly has been the shared sentiment by the cohort of 2015. We arrived in the first week of January 2014 and started classes on the first Monday….


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26
Mar

Johannesburg here we come..and other EMBA stuff :)

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Dear Readers, Oefff…time flies when you’re having fun….or when busy with your Executive MBA programme. I admit, the last month has been quite challenging for me, travel for work, upcoming deadlines for assignments and of course the busy office and personal life. It all merges, shifts and shapes throughout the day. I am two months into the programme and I can slowly start saying that I have found my new rhythm. Being in the office at 07.15 has become my new routine and it seems to work well for me and it avoids the late evenings. Just after my last…


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26
Mar

Moving and fighting

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Vincent

Well, the first overwhelming examination season has passed. It is the first time in my last 6 years that I feel that I am back to the university. Strictly speaking, I am. But lectures in the MBA course are totally different. When I studied at the university before, the most important thing to get from the professor was the right answer, for example how to get figures and use formulas. Here in the RSM MBA you need to find your own answers through to a logical thinking. It does not mean that everything is right, especially in management accounting and…


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25
Feb

As we EMBA’s do….

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A month into the programme, time to perform a first check and balance! Did my life already change? Is my social life down the drain? Is it busy? It is rewarding? YES to all of the above!! The first week of February we had our introduction week and on the 1st we all met each other for the first time and we found out who our team members would be for the coming 6 month. I find myself amidst an Italian working for Philips Lighting, an Australian working for Shell, an Indian working for Tata Consultancy Services, A ‘Dutchie’ working…


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10
Feb

Ready, set, go!

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The year started with busy preparations for the start of the Executive MBA. I created a study room at home, bought a new laptop, received the books, studied and took the tests for the pre-courses and informed friends and family about the journey I was about to start. Busy and exciting times thinking about what was about to come! After all these preparations it was time to actually go to campus and have classes. I was very happy and satisfied to see that we started the EMBA with a Women in Leadership day where issues about gender gap and competition…


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7
Feb

So engaged in team competition…

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How engaging student life can be. For Global Operations Management, a simulation game was played. It was a very challenging and competitive game that was played simultaneously by global teams. Every team was running the same virtual enterprise and faced equal conditions. The teams were competing against each other for ranking. Ranking was simple, the team who’s enterprise had most cash, was ranked first. The game ran continuously (24/7) for the duration of about two weeks and needed constant attention. Timely decisions about delivery conditions, purchasing virtual machines and raw material stock had to be made by the teams.  …


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