USC – EMBA Program Day 2

Today was Day 2 of the USC EMBA program.  On the schedule was refresher Accounting and Statistics.

Accounting is one of my weaker subjects.  For some reason, I just can’t seem to get it.  Today was no different.  I struggled, even with the most basic concepts.  There were moments where I was beginning to wonder what the hell I got myself into.  At least the professor was entertaining.  He had a lot of energy and spiced up the boredom of Accounting with well placed jokes and funny stories.

There are several people with a deep financial background in the class.  I was beginning to feel like I was the dumb one of the bunch.  It was comforting to see other students struggle with Accounting as much as I was.

We took a short lunch break then headed back to class.

Statistics was next on the agenda.  The professor is new and from the East Coast.  She taught at Georgetown and NYU.  She spoke a little fast for my liking, which made following along pretty difficult.  However, after a little while, it wasn’t that bad and I was able to hang in there.

One thing I didn’t like was that she was using Gambling a lot in her examples of probability.  I understand that it is easy to use Gambling to explain those concepts, but I was hoping to get some real world business examples as I work in the Casino industry and that kind of stuff bores me.  I was beginning to fall asleep during some portions of her lecture.

Note to self, don’t eat too much at lunch.

To sum it up, Day 2 was very good.  I am very worried about Accounting, but believe I can hang in there.  Statistics should be a little better….I hope.

Stay tuned for next session, the 1 week Residential Theme.

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11 responses to “USC – EMBA Program Day 2

  1. I was wondering if you are still in the emba usc program? If so, what you think thus far and any advice as I’m applying. Do you like the structure and the classes and classmates? If not, why? thanks so much.

    • josh – I am still in the USC EMBA program in San Diego. I love the program & my classmates. It is very challenging and the Theme approach is working out well. The workload has been much tougher than I expected, however, I enjoy the challenge and love to be pushed to the envelope. My classmates are awesome and the Trojan Family welcomes you with open arms. Good luck!

  2. Peter,

    Are you still around? I just found this blog via google as I try to research the USC EMBA program, to which I am applying. Can I ask a few questions? Thanks! – Mike

  3. Peter, my apologies for not responding to your 14 March post until now! I had expected to receive the SC application decision several weeks ago….and I was just accepted yesterday! 🙂 If you’re still up to it, can we chat about the program? I’ve been accepted elsewhere and need to make a decision fairly soon. I’m not yet dialed into twitter or Linkin, but I registered here…can you pull my email address or should I go ahead and post it publically? Thanks!!

  4. Hi Peter,

    Just accepted into SD program and wanted to ask you some questions? Do you have an email?

    Regards

  5. Peter, special thanks for your awesome SC assistance and advice as I finalized my decision to attend Marshall. I owe you a favor — look me up anytime. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

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