A HEC MBA 2010 student diary

A lovely couple and their darling daughter…

Posted in Personal Updates by Faiz Wahid on November 9, 2008

The slideshow below is to offer my sincere gratitude to a lovely couple and their beautiful daughter who have become my dear friends and family in this far away place (if you have the feeling that I am being emotive, then you should definitely check out where the place called “Jouy-en-Josas” really is!). May God bless them always with guidance, peace and happiness.

The pictures in the show below were taken on the occasion of Vikas & Neha’s 4th wedding anniversary celebrations at Golden Bengal Restaurant in Versailles. On a side note, the food served was really good and if you happen to be in Versailles then I definitely recommend you to have a meal at this Indian restaurant.

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Mid Term Exams, Supply Chain & Jeff Immelt (CEO, GE)

Posted in Personal Updates by Faiz Wahid on November 1, 2008

Last two weeks have been pretty hectic. We finished mid term examinations for Statistics & Financial Markets. I am quite satisfied with my performance in both the exams.

The hectic nature of the last two weeks has primarily been due to case assignments for Supply Chain Management. The cases were pretty complex but it was fun working on them. Recently, we started the Littlefield simulation game wherein individual work groups need to manage operations of a factory over one “simulated year” (5 real days) so as to maximize cash at hand. The game is pretty engaging however we are not faring well at the moment. The game is to reinforce our understanding of the various supply chain management concepts like management of lead time, inventory, capacity etc,

This week I also worked out our group’s marketing project topic and have sent it for review to Professor Wolfgang Ulaga. I’ll write more about it once the topic is approved by the Professor.

Finally, it was a great moment when today (31.10.2008) Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric (GE) addressed an assembly of MBA students (us) from HEC and engineers from ParisTech. The conference was highly interesting with Mr. Immelt briefly talking about his MBA (1982) experience and his company GE. At the end of the session HEC conferred an honorary degree on Mr. Immelt which he kindly accepted. The conference was held at Paris Chamber of Commerce grand building in Paris.

In the coming week we have a mid-term examination for the Financial Accounting course and completion of the Littlefield sumulation. The weekend is to be spent on studying Financial Accounting. I just realize now that its 2:30am in the morning and I’ve spent the holloween night in a not so ghostly costume (pajamas :-). I will close my post here and come back in the next week with more updates.