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.