So, after many attempts to slim down my January course load, I’ve finally narrowed myself down to 5 classes. And, hopefully I won’t add too many more as the season goes on.
- Principles of Economics for Scientists or Microeconomics for Managers
- Calculus: Single Variable
- Introduction to Databases
- Data Analysis
- Introduction to Finance
Even now, I’m still trying to settle on one economics class. I just can’t tell which one will spur my interests more. The Economics for Scientists appears to offer much greater depth into the topic; however, the Microeconomics class was designed specifically for business students, so it might align more closely to my actual needs.
Coming up later in the year, I also have the following classes on the docket. But who knows if my online Spring semester will include additional classes.
- ER22x: Justice
- Financial Engineering and Risk Management
Business Ethics for the Real World
- Foundations of Business Strategy
- Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations
Unfortunately though, I do not expect to receive any kind of certificate or statement for the Business Strategy or Business Ethics classes. Also, I need to assemble an entourage to take on the Strategic Innovation class with me, otherwise I will be ostracized and unable to join in the group activities.
Data Analysis and Financial Engineering will be good opportunities for me to really put my R skills to the test. I also expect Economics for Scientists and Financial Engineering to be fairly challenging classes, so they might really change the rest of the semester’s lineup. But I am also feeling somewhat compelled to take some classes that aren’t either quantitative or business-related. I love a good challenge though, so we’ll see if the harder classes will slow me down.