Come August 3rd, MSC students will not be receiving degrees from Northwestern University.
We will have earned them.
Although the Program is relatively short, it is not easy. In fact, its speed is one of the most significant challenges as we strive to glean everything we can from our courses while juggling work and family commitments. The [...]
It took much longer to file away my notes and handouts from first quarter than expected. I thought I would be doing this within days of first term’s end. Yet, I found myself creating binders for my old courses just two days before my new classes would begin.
It was hard to let go. I feared [...]
Second quarter has started decidedly faster than the first. The first paper for our core course is due in two weeks. Groups are already forming and topics are being determined for group projects in my elective.
Fortunately, first quarter helped me become a better and more efficient student. My study skills are sharper. I’m now reading [...]
Parkinson’s Law tells us that work expands to fill the time available for its completion. Since I devoted a large part of Thanksgiving weekend to my final paper for Change Management as well as reading for Leadership and Decision Making, my husband inquired if I wasn’t spending more time on my homework because I had [...]
Looking for creative ways to get started on your Change Management paper? Check out these “8 Strange Habits of Very Successful Writers,” courtesy of Copyblogger.
1. Try writing horizontally. George Orwell, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Winston Churchill, and Marcel Proust were all famous for churning out pages while lying in bed.
2. Take a walk or bike ride [...]
One of my favorite aspects of this program is how great it is when the projects we do in class synergize with needs my current company has.
For instance, our company recently developed a wiki application to enable our employees to quickly access information. Without being disparaging, the project was somewhat (to this point in time) [...]
As with all thing involving life, there is no static, easy pat answer for what your life will look like entering into the MSC. However, I can say with conviction – Brace yourself for a very intense year. Sometimes, the workload will be heavy and you’ll find yourself struggling to keep your head above water, [...]
A better title for this post would be that information *Properly shared* leads to innovation. At least that’s the thesis of Paul Leonardi’s Managing Information for Innovation class that our MSC cohort is currently in the middle of.
To be clear, most of us are finding Prof. Leonardi absolutely on the mark. All organizations and businesses [...]
-Anna Subich (wife of MSC’12 student Aaron Subich)
I was a bit apprehensive when my husband announced that he was thinking about going to grad school, and not just any grad school – Northwestern (a hard, expensive, and demanding place)!
First of all, we were newly weds and I was afraid that it would take away from [...]
I was thinking today about why I chose an executive education program as opposed to a tradition program (outside of the obvious that I want to continue working while in school). In the end, it basically came down to identity. I no longer see myself as a student, but rather – I see myself as [...]