For those who don’t know me well, numbers are not my strong suit. In fact, that’s an understatement. I am terrible at math. Always have been and probably always will be. I do, however, have one legitimate excuse: I’m dyslexic. But the others go something like this….
- It’s boring
- I’ll never use it again
- It’s hard
And so on and so forth. Therefore, when I received my spring 2014 schedule for MBA classes, imagine the panic I felt when I saw this listed: FIN 610 Financial Management and Performance. Yep, that’s right. I was enrolled in a math class at a graduate level.
Fast forward four months and the class is over. What did I learn you ask?
- Understanding an operating budget is a skill every employee should have
- There is much more that happens behind the scenes at netlogx than I ever knew
- Tying together a project budget, project schedule, and project scope is an essential skill of project management
- I will never have a career in Finance
No but seriously. I learned some very valuable skills in the class this semester. It was one of those experiences that makes you stop and think. Wow, I am so glad everyone has their own individual set of skills and talents. Because if managing finances was up to me…the ship would be sinking fast.