And we’re off to a good start!

While preparing my material for a case discussion in International Strategic Management yesterday a class mate told me that the grades for our first two courses this semester had finally arrived. Finally! It’s always exciting to know how you have done, especially this time around when we’re talking about the very first courses of the master program. Personally i liked both these courses, but the one in WTO-law perhaps a bit more than the one in International Business Environment Analysis (coincidentally it was also the trickier one!).

Anyways, i was very happy to discover that i received top grades in both!

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Onwards! 🙂 It feels great to have kicked the first master semester off like this, i have to say.

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It’s that time of the month: Exam time!

Our exam in Strategy is coming up this afternoon and that only means one thing for me; maximum exposure to my course material! 🙂

I don’t dare to say that i have good feelings about this one as i don’t want to jinx the bejesus out of my chances for a great grade, but i feel at some sort of ease. Here’s hoping for the right questions!

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The mailman come bearing great news!

Recieved this great piece of news in the mail this Friday; passed the last exam in financial control with destinction! It’s the highest grade that we can get at our school so I guess it’s comparable to a ‘straight A’. I know that I am tooting my own horn here, but that made my Friday. On to the next! DSC_1663

The course in international economics is up and running and now I have to start thinking about something related to that to write a debate article about. It must be tops 5000 words and must use statistics from the statistics tool Gap Minder. I have some ideas right now but I’m yet to start writing. I can recommend Gap Minder if you ever need a vast array of global statistics, I’ve never used it before we started this course but there seems to be A LOT of stuff there. Check it out if you need to gather some statistics.

 

So long!

School’s out (for summer)!

The day is finally here, the day of our very last exam of our very first year at the school of Business, economics and law at the University of Gothenburg! Long sentence there…and the school year has at times felt equally long, long and hard fought. But in the end we prevailed and did so with great honor i have to say.

The exam intself (financial accounting) felt “good” yesterday…i don’t dare to say more than that because if i do, i’m positive that i will jinx it! It did feel good…we were allowed to have the reference book for swedish corporate and accounting law and policy to use during the exam and i have to say that i’m slowly getting used to quickly find the answer to all life’s questions in that little book. Perhaps i should have studied law instead? But nah…business and economics is where my heart lies..i have really hit home with this field of study it has to be said.

After the exam yesterday i went for an extended lunch with my good friends from school, champagnethe weather really was crap with rain all day but we eventually found cover at the local restaurant close to school. I rounded of the day with a nice beef pasta and a few beers.

Today is day two. Now i’m sitting at my mother’s place waiting to eat some good food and crack my champagne (yes). After that i’ll be heading out to spend the day and night with my friends. This is going to be a good one.

 

So long!

/ Mika

Entering the last week..

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So here we are at the last week of school and studies before the summer break. The final exam (in financial management/accounting) is on Friday, and whether i like it or not i’m bound to the books more or less every available moment this week.

I would lie if i said that it’s all rosy, but hey, you don’t always love your job right? You do what you need to and that’s that.

Can’t wait to be sitting with the exam finally in front of me on Friday, really…

The long lost update!

I’ve been walking around with this nagging feeling for a couple of days now that I need to update my blog…time to remedy that issue right now! The thing is that I’ve been quite busy as of late as the spring semester (and my first year at Uni!) is approaching its last exam. It feels so great to be at this point It has to be said…I soon have one year of university studies under my belt; fantastic!

Yesterday I started looking at the possibilities for one or two semesters abroad. This is something that has been part of my plans all along, to combine my studies at the school with a period of experience in the US (preferably). I would be leaving for the fifth and possibly the fourth term (if I get real lucky) which would give me all in all one year of studies in the US (whole of 2015). We’ll see, I need to do a lot more research with regards to the curriculum and so on still, but I do feel hopefully and very good about this prospect…stay tuned!

In other news I visited my extended family up in the north of Sweden at the beginning of this month, which was great and a damn lot of fun. I don’t get to meet my closest cousins all too often and I’m always very happy to get the opportunity. The weather was a fair bit more chilly than it was down here in the south (it even snowed when I left!), but it was great stuff anyways. I look forward to go back in the future, don’t know when though.

ImageRight now I’m very anxious to get the results from our latest exam in financial management! We had the exam the evening before I left to the north and the results are due tomorrow…I just want to get the results and hopefully be able to count this one home and focus fully on the accounting course we are in right now.

 

That’s it for right now, time to get some evening grub!

 

Cheerio!

Thoughts at the halfway.

It’s mid-march and we’re pretty much halfway between the bitterly cold winter and the soul-warming summer. Let me say this; Sun, you have been longed for! This past week has really been amazing here in southwestern Sweden, last weekend me and some great friends of mine lit the BBQ for the first time this year and needless to say that was a fantastic feeling. And the week since has been equally pleasant; i’ve been walking the Flowers_-_Spring_Roadapproximately 4,5km to the gym three times this weeks thanks to the great, spring-ish weather. Fantastic! Keep it up, sun! 🙂

Logging on to my Uni account this week i also recieved the news that i passed the microeconomics exam we had recently, which of course is a great thing. I am lying if i say that it was all joy however, as i worked very hard to pass it with distinction, but no such luck this time. Two meager points (60p total on the exam) from the passed with distinction mark…sigh. I tried to find those two points somewhere in the exam to dispute it and get the results adjusted, but they are not in there, the examinator has done a flawless job. I am of course glad that i passed it, many others did not, but it still bothers me abit. Better luck next time (and even harder preparations of course).

It’s time to start thinking about a job during the summer break from school now too. I have made some applications to companies that i would like to meet with and build something with, but no news regarding this yet. My former employer needs me over the summer as well, i know this already, but i’m yet to make any decisions with them to this point. The coming weeks will tell which way this goes. Needless to say i would absolutely love to do something that can develop what i am learning at the university to practical knowledge; studying is not an end in itself, it must (and it will) get me somewehere with regards to a future career.

Anyways, enough ramblings for this time; enjoy the spring days everyone around the world who are experiencing it as we speak!