A Day in the Life
of a B-school
- by Krishna Kishore Kotturu *
Written on 7th June 2006
First time, first term...
Yesterday, we finished our Term-I exams. So by now, I am a 12.5% MBA... LOL...
At this stage, I would like to share a few insights about our Term-I Faculty...
with you all...
My MBA journey started with the
'Financial Accounting' class of
Prof. Mark Finn, Kellogg. Prof. Mark Finn is one of the best
professors that ISB can offer... Yes... He is "The Best". He is such a wonderful
professor, very humble and always grounded to earth, with ever-lasting smile on
his face... and wonderful command on the subject... I just could not believe at
times... that I was fortunate to talk a couple of times in his class...
Then came "Managerial Economics".
This subject was taught by two professors, each shared half the term.
Prof. Amit Bubna, ISB, who taught the first part, has two
distinguished qualities, which I liked the most. His passion on the subject and
his dynamism are awesome. He pours such an amount of energy in the class with
his lectures and makes all of us active throughout. His surprise quizzes, games
and "The Economist" Contest and a lot more... show his devotion towards the
Prof. Rakesh V. Vohra, Kellogg, the 'God of Economics' I can say. He
took all the classes without a single PPT. Using just a small piece of paper
with some toy stories, he explained the intricacies and enormities of Game
Theory. Thanks ISB, for bringing such a great professor for such a tough
Prof. Robert A. Stine and
Prof. Richard Waterman - from Wharton. Both of them showered the
entire class with their subject. Especially Prof. Stine with the Null Hypothesis
and Prof. Waterman with Multiple Regressions.
God! How energetic they are and
what command they have? They are simply phenomenal.
Marketing. Another synonym for
the word 'Marketing' is
Prof. Jagmohan S. Raju, Wharton. His timely wit and deep knowledge in
the subject blended together and gave a wonderful experience. The best thing to
watch out is his "Photo Cold Calling". The class starts with questions about
what we learnt in the previous class and the student whose photo gets flashed on
the screen has to answer the question asked. Of course... if the student cannot
answer it, he can nominate someone else to answer the question... But Poor Girl
M - was nominated most of the times as she was the acting CR of our section.
As days pass by, some students
stop recognizing their own faces. The first half of Marketing was taught by
Prof. Asim M. Ansari, Columbia. He is very cool and composed. The
best part is that he handled even the toughest post-lunch, sleepy sessions with
his timely jokes and one-line punches and made the entire class active.
Overall... The professors are
gods in their respective fields and they did a phenomenal job... Term-I ends...