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 [...]
You can learn a lot from the movies! Here’s a list of movies recommended or referenced during winter term lectures.
Strategy in the Global Economy
Deer Hunter (1978)
Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Commanding Heights: The New Rules of the Game (2011 documentary)
Barbarians at the Gate (TV, 1993)
Bullitt – Steve McQueen (1968)
Modern Times – Charlie Chaplan (1936)
When asked, “How do you like school?”
I’ll answer, “I LOVE it!”
“You love it? Really? Wow. People don’t usually love school.”
But I do.
And, I am not the only one. I asked my cohort (via Facebook), “What do you love about the MSC Program?” They replied:
“The campus, the Allen Center, Arnston, Lake Michigan, The Old Buffalo, Arnston, [...]
Would you believe that standing like Wonder Woman for two minutes before an interview can drastically improve your chance for success?
It can, and you’ll gain more confidence even if you don’t feel confident at first.
Studies conducted by Harvard Business School professor and researcher Amy Cuddy show that our body language not only changes the way [...]
“That which we call a rose
By any other name would still smell as sweet,” Romeo & Juliet
In Shakespeare’s famous play, Juliet’s assertion that a name is meaningless does not hold true on the Internet. When it comes to managing your identity online, your name and the information that is linked to it, can make or break [...]
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 [...]
Winter term begins on January 12, but registrations opens tomorrow; so a small part of my day has been spent deciding which elective to enroll in. I’ve also been thinking about the practicum seminars; but they have space for my entire cohort if necessary. The MSC program schedule is that you take one core course [...]
The matter has been long contested before I ever got into this program but it always begs to be re-addressed: who exactly is responsible for building our moral compasses? Our parents, society, religious and educational instructors? at what point in time do we start to draw the line on right and wrong on which our [...]
I was too. Financing nearly $50,000 worth of anything wasn’t high on my to do list entering this program.
However, from my experience, I have the following thoughts to share:
1. All journeys and mountains look longer and harder to climb at the start and base. STARTING can be the hardest step… it gets easier. For me, [...]