A how-to guide on choosing your MMS courses from Mikayla Aguie
If you’re anything like me, course registration time can be a bit daunting and stressful. It doesn’t help that the Markets and Management department has a laundry list of electives that can count towards the certificate. While you have some time before the next course registration, I thought that this how-to guide will make things a bit easier when choosing MMS courses the next time around.
1. Remember Certificate Requirements
I know. Who wants to think about certificate requirements? Can't we just take a bunch of interesting courses? Of course! but just make sure to take the required classes as well. Here’s a quick summary of the certificate requirements: 2 core courses, 4 electives, and 1 capstone course (MMS 450). Also remember that you can only take 3 courses from a single department (MMS, SOC, ECO).
2. What’s Your Major?
Since the Markets and Management Certificate provides an interdisciplinary approach to business education, you will be able to find courses from various school departments. For example, you can find electives in the Sociology department, Public Policy, Economics, Cultural Anthropology, Art History, and much more. More than likely then, you would be able to take courses that would count towards both your major and the MMS certificate. Just remember that only two courses from any major, minor, or other certificate program can count towards the MMS certificate.
3. What do I want to learn?
Think about the skills you want to learn or the business topic you are most interested in. Do you want to get into advertising? Are you interested in corporate social responsibility? Or do you want to learn more about corporate finance? With this in mind, find courses that most align with your interests. It is likely that you will be using these same skills in your future career.
I hope this how-to guide has made it a bit easier in figuring out which MMS course to take. If all fails, just pick the class that hasn’t been filled up yet.