Teresa Cascioli








Sep 2018 - May 2020

By Teresa Cascioli

One year from now and it will be over!

Module 6 is now behind me.  It was a beautiful week of Spring weather in Oxford.  Invigorating walks and energizing jogs made the module special (especially since it is still cold and dull in Canada).  As always, this module was chock-full. Classes commenced at 9 a.m. and ended mostly at 7:30 p.m.

We completed the sessions on Strategy and moved into Technology & Operations as well as Marketing. We analyzed cases, did simulation games and listened to professors as they flipped their slides.  The simulation games focused on our ability to act as a cohesive manufacturing concern with the class divided into groups forming various teams in the manufacturing process.  Our profitability was electronically measured as our “widgets” moved from group to group as the clock ticked on.  We excelled by the third round of the game by developing strategies to work better together.

There is plenty of reading that awaits (as always) and another assignment has been handed out.  I am getting used to the workload which is intense. The name of the game is ORGANIZATION.  If you can keep things moving when you get home after a module, you’ll likely not fall too far behind.

Our Entrepreneurship Project group met a few times to discuss the game plan for our presentation in September with the ultimate project due in November.  This is a big project that encompasses all our learning in the core subjects.  Our project is an exciting one, but I’ll keep it secret for now. Stay tuned for more on that…

We selected our electives for the balance of 2019 and into 2020.  I anxiously await news as to whether the courses I selected will be well populated.  I look forward to my electives in Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategy & Innovation, Private Equity, Negotiations, Business History and Corporate Turnarounds.  Fingers crossed I get them all.

One of the highlights of the week was our cohort dinner at Brasenose College.  What a beautiful property!  Such a lovely experience sharing it with my classmates.  Here are a few pics of my time during Module 6.

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