Archive for November, 2009
The Babson MBA in general, and the Babson Fast Track MBA in particular, like most things, is a mix of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. You can play a snippet of the song yourself to get in the mood for the rest of the column. Ennio_Morricone-The_Good,_The_Bad_And_The_Ugly Try not to whistle out loud as you play the clip.
It is ironic that IT departments, whom people would assume would be most comfortable with change, can be in fact some of the most hide-bound corporate employees rigidly bound to traditions and policies that may no longer be relevant to today’s business environment.
Fans of Monty Python’s Holy Grail will remember the infamous “Bring out your dead – I’m not dead yet” sketch. With the release of Windows 7, Windows XP is the guy saying “I’m not dead yet”, while Microsoft is the guy saying “you will be”.
A little over one year ago, I finished up my final coursework for my MBA from Babson College. The program I completed was the Fast Track MBA. For two years, I was part of a cohort of 88 classmates who met face-to-face every six weeks on Fridays and Saturdays, while also completing weekly assignments, discussions and attending lectures online. On average I spent about 20 hours a week studying and fulfilling the requirements for the Babson Fast Track MBA, while continuing to spend my normal 50+ plus hours a week working full-time.