The Ten Day MBA

I finished my MBA in November of 2014 at the University of Texas at El Paso Graduate School. A common discussion in my cohort was how we intended to use our MBA in our organization or whether we would be pursuing a new situation. In every learning environment instructors are tasked with passing knowledge on to their students, although at the end of each class they must wonder if the students will retain the information. If you don’t have an opportunity to apply your new knowledge in a given period of time, then it is most certainly lost or at a minimum forgotten. If you don’t use it, then as the saying goes you lose it!

One way to recall information is to save all the items from each class into a folder and go through it when needed. This could include projects, case studies, presentations, etc. Another way is to create a library from each of the books that the instructors used. These two options can sometimes require a lot of time rooting through the information looking for that one tidbit you want to locate. I was fortunate to locate two books that I will recommend. This particular one I would label a reference book. A reference book is like an encyclopedia where you can quickly find a topic to learn or provoke previous learning.

I recommend The Ten Day MBA for this purpose whether you are starting or just finishing your MBA. For instance, an MBA is taught to use information in decision making. Quantitative Analysis is a subject in every MBA program as it teaches the individual how to evaluate information objectively using numbers and statistics when trying to solve complicated problems. The topics in this chapter around this subject include decision tree analysis, cash flow analysis, net present value, probability analysis, and regression analysis.

I found this book to be an excellent read.

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