We’re #21! We’re #21!

18 12 2012

Not too shabby for a school that (despite the claim of the logo) is less than a decade old.

Hult reached 21st place on The Economist’s list of North American MBAs, once again taking first place for largest salary increase (bringing large numbers of young professionals from the developing world to the developed will have that effect), and putting it within striking distance of the top 20, breathing down the Duke Fuqua School of Business’ neck.

Here in Shanghai, we’re days away from going on winter break; for the MIB cohorts, everything is finished except our final accounting exam. We’ve received our class assignments and syllabi for next module and it looks like an exciting and busy term is coming up in January – Financial Management, Global Economics, and International Marketing… all of which I’m looking forward to eagerly.

Provided the world doesn’t end the day after my accounting final.





CFA Exam Day Arrives

1 12 2012

https://i0.wp.com/www.online-casino-party.com/images/stock-images/editorial-2/broken-pencil.jpg

The big day finally came. Was I prepared? No. I’d forgotten about three quarters of the formulas and ratios I’d tried to memorize. I still don’t quite “get” fixed income trading, or technical analysis. My head swam as I tried to keep my sigmas and betas straight.

 

I’ll be lucky if I break into the top cohort of failures, let alone pass. Better luck in June, I suppose.

 

But most importantly, I learned something today, something that has nothing to do with financial analysis, economics, or remembering the difference between accounting for amortization and depletion, or Chebyshev’s inequality and the Sharpe ratio.

 

I got a taste – a tiny one – of what it feels like to be a Chinese student.

Read the rest of this entry »