With only a few short weeks left in my semester in my MBA at Goizueta, it’s hard to believe that I’m coming to the end of my tenure as a professional student and will be making my way into the workforce once again.
Projects: an application of the cases we discuss in the classroom? A chance to test out our strategies? One last assignment before spring break or graduation? Whatever it may be, almost all the coursework at Goizueta has some very interesting class projects to work on. This spring, I am particularly excited for our semester-long class project in Applied Investment Management.
Now that I’m finished with Full-Time recruiting, I’ll be focusing most of my energy on my coursework during my last semester at Goizueta. Since most of the required classes in our program are front-loaded during the first semester of our time here, we have three full semesters to take electives and explore different areas of the business school.
Last semester, my classmates and I took a course named Managing Big Data with Professor Panagiotis (Panos) Adamopoulos.
A significant advantage that I have noticed about Goizueta compared to other MBA programs is the intentional structure placed behind our academic curriculum.
Equipped with a business problem and my laptop, I looked around the room at five of my peers who I had only known socially, at most, before this day. The six of us had just left a debriefing with the CEO and CMO on the first day of our internship.
If you are reading this, you probably have read the following sentence by McKinsey 10 times already: “By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.