Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Class participation in the MBA program.

Class participation is a fine art. Unfortunately, it is an art that is learnt over time. We learn by making mistakes. Do not participate, and you come across as dumb. Participate too much, and you could end up irritating classmates and using up valuable class time.

Participation is important because:
  • It forms a closed loop communication betweens the teacher and students
  • It increases the confidence of students
  • Keeps students engaged (and not fall asleep or drift on the internet)
  • Help students to learn from other students
  • Help teachers get better at their science
While there were no official guidelines issued regarding class participation, in general, MBA programs are famous for the need for students to participate.

Some of the subjects that need participation mandatorily are:
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Business Law.

Marks assigned for participation range from 10% to 20%.

More on this later.

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