Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The broad topics of the course may have seemed like something that I had heard of before or thought I knew the gist of. This class explained the economics behind them and how they actually work within an organization. Bargaining was a topic that I was surprised to learn the economics behind. My previous assumptions of bargaining would be basic experience seeing bargaining on tv shows or doing so when negotiating with friends. Also transfer pricing was a topic that I had never heard of until this class. I feel that the online blogging helped to allow students to say what they believe on the topic without being afraid of being wrong or singled out in a class room. The feedback we received was helpful in ensuring our answers and supporting them in more detail. With blogging, I would read the prompt and think about an experience in my life that I could relate it to. In the beginning I struggled with the length and quality of my posts, but I feel that they have improved throughout the semester. As for the excel, I would take my time in reading the instructions and write down any formulas or concepts that I needed to understand. Each homework took me at least 45 minutes to an hour and some up to 2-3 hours. Some came with videos and lectures that helped to breakdown the formulas and concepts of the assignment. An approach to possibly improve the class would be to touch on the homework topic the class before it is due as opposed to the class the day it is due. We went into the homework assignments knowing little to nothing about the topic. However, I managed to complete every assignment and perhaps it is beneficial to make the students open the book and/or watch instructional videos to teach themselves the topic and work through the homework one step at a time.