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The End (of my MBA)

December 22nd, 2005
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This is the way the world ends,
this is the way the world ends,
not with a bang but with a whimper.

I wonder if Gary remembers this quotation? Although my time as an MBA student seems to have finally come to an end, the problems associated with me doing an MBA degree have not.

My Theory of Investment final exam, was thirty multiple choice questions each with five options. It was close book. It could be completed in half an hour. I did every question twice and left after 45 minutes. I didn’t know every answer but I had to know two thirds. And I was probably able to narrow down the remaining ten to two choices. So the law of averages says I should get 75% which is fine for my purposes. I might do better or worse but when everything is factored in I likely passed.

If I pass all my courses at Tsinghua, I pass my MBA. It doesn’t really matter what my actual grades turn out to be, and considering the dubious stuff that goes on in MBA programs, I wouldn’t put too much stock in a lot of the grades people have on their transcripts. Not all classes are equally hard and not all classes are graded with the same degree of severity. I know I personally went from zero to supposedly 99% when I resubmitted my paper

Update March 2015

Having battled depression for over ten years, I can not recommend blogging about your personal problems. Some people will never believe you and they just do not care how much their words and actions hurt you. I doubly do not recommend blogging about your personal problems while looking for work. Depression has left many gaps in my resume and I’ve never recovered from doing my MBA at the Sauder School of Business.

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