October 27, 2013

Summary

The past one month has been an intense studying process for me. The module is not difficult, but it contains huge amount of information and requires great practices. I was never particularly good at time management, so this was definitely a challenge, but the good thing is I am getting better at it. Paul has emphasized many times in class that ‘time is the currency this year’, and now I understand what he meant!

I was learning everyday, from classes and course mates, during researches, by doing presentation and writing reports, and self-assessment. Among all the things that I have learnt, I just want to pick out a few points that have influenced me the most.

1. I knew nothing about ISO 9000, or EFQM before coming to WMG, and had never even heard of Deming. And now I can easily give my friends a 10 minutes presentation on any of those topics.

2. It was extremely shocking when first hearing some of the management philosophies, and I remember that I could not get my head around and was arguing with Paul in class many times. Yet through this one month, I really start to compare those new management tools with the old ones that I was used to, and I realize how these tools are so much more advanced. I learnt to jump out of the box and re-examine the knowledge I was taught before. I started to adapt into this new way of thinking, and I truly appreciate this transform.

3. Group projects were definitely a challenge. Although I have done quite many group reports and presentations during my undergrad study, but one of them were like what we are doing in MBE. And many of the comments are so useful. And I can actually see myself improving throughout the 6 projects.

4. I like how this course always gets you thinking.

In general I enjoyed CBE a lot. It is definitely a new approach of learning to me, and I am looking forward to what is coming next.


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