This is perhaps not the most “glamorous” post I will be writing as a blogger, but I thought I would at least try to give you an idea of how the examination works here at Imperial College Business School.
Throughout our different courses, we have a lot of coursework that usually accounts for around 30% of the grade. Much of the coursework is completed in groups and it is a fantastic way to learn how to work in multicultural teams. However, the greatest part of our final grades, is accounted for by the grade on our individual exams. I think exams are really special, because no matter how many exams I get through, they do not get any more pleasant (quite the opposite actually). Hours of studying comes down to one critical moment when you are supposed to remember everything you have learnt, and get it down on paper in time (and preferably using decent English).
Last week, we (the ESB programme) had five different exams. To be honest, it was not the least stressful week in my life. Furthermore, I also found it quite challenging to adapt to this system since the system in Sweden is very different. In Sweden, we usually study one course at the time and then we have the exam before we move on to the next course. And even though I’ve also studied in China where exams are spread out over a month, doing them all in one week was definitely a first. Nevertheless, the good thing with having them in one week is that you get through them much faster. And that feeling, when you are all done, is quite amazing!
Viktor is studying our MSc Economics & Strategy for Business programme.