Category Archives: Academics

Choosing Final Quarter Classes

This is it. It’s my last quarter at Booth, my last opportunity to be a student and my last time bidding for courses before I graduate in four weeks. Upon reflection, it’s clear that I’ve greatly benefited from Booth’s flexible curriculum.

Not only have I had the chance to take the real estate, private equity and other finance courses that will likely have a direct effect on my professional ambitions going forward, but I also was able to take several electives that helped me round out my managerial education. As I perused iBid, thoroughly studying my course options for the spring quarter, I came to a standstill. While I only need three more classes to graduate with the rest of the Class of 2019, I was having trouble narrowing down my options. If only I could take more than three courses this quarter…

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Booth Course Challenges Students to a Game

I am currently taking Professor Kathleen Fitzgerald’s Integrated Strategic Management Course. It’s been a bit unconventional – rather than turning in thought papers or problem solutions, I’ve been spending the past few weeks glued to the “Gleacher Game” portal, where along with my team, I’ve been creating products to sell to other regions.

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Talking One-on-One with Professor Epley about Designing the Good Life

One of the best classes I have had the opportunity to take at Booth thus far is Designing a Good Life taught by Professor Nicholas Epley. While there are other courses at Booth that cover the topics of management and behavioral science, Professor Epley’s class is interesting in that it explores managerial behavior with the lens of ethics. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Professor Epley one-on-one. Read on to see the highlights of our conversation.

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What (Good) Leaders Can Learn from Actors

I recently had the pleasure of listening to Tzachi Zamir speak at a Spark Dinner hosted by the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership at Booth. Tzachi is the inaugural visiting scholar and a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In his talk, he discussed the performance related aspects of leadership and the need for leaders to hone the characters they bring on stage.

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Beyond Woodlawn Avenue: My experience taking non-Booth courses at UChicago

So many courses, so little time! That’s how most of us feel at Booth, but wait till you consider the wider University! As a center for intellectual thought, the University of Chicago has a lot to offer – be it art history, molecular engineering or theater. Being part of the University gives us a chance to explore these areas of study as Booth students are permitted to take up to six non-Booth courses (and to offer some much-needed respite to those overworked DCF brain cells!)

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