Saturday, 25 March 2006

Engineer playing accountant

ISB has put up a test where we get rated on our accounting skills. Based on this test, we are told whether or not we need to attend the pre-term course. After my test, the ISB website politely told me, "Your knowledge of Accounting Concepts is not up to the level required for the core courses. It's highly recommended that you enrol for the pre-term module."

Sure, thanks. I knew I'd have to join the accounting pre-term anyway.

Apparently, one of my other classmates recieved a more comic message saying something like "Dude! your skills are hopeless; forget accounting, you can't even count!" The Rhapsodist describes that message in detail along with his experience of the test, which is similar to mine, if I may add.

5 comments:

Manu said...

Ah.. Another night owl I see. Lol. Let me tell you what they tell me.. Dude, get a life, go out partying on Fridays..

Welcome to the "highly recommended" club. I had to really abstain from guessing just incase! With my rotten luck, I might manage to get everything right, and then it won't let me register for the pre-term course (without which I would really flunk the Accountancy paper).

sundeep said...

am yet to take the test ... will do so soon... being an engineer looking forward to s similar message after the test ...

:-)

Anu said...

Afraid to take accounting test after seeing the feedback from u guys;-)

Am sure will be in highly recommended club :-)

Naveen Mandava said...

Hehe

All the best, dude! YOu got enuf learning capacity there, so don't worry!

This might help. A guy who knew lots of physics, law and economics and finally had to face accountancy!
http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/2006/02/understanding-accounting-short-version.html

chiranth said...

Thank you for your words of encouragement, Naveen.

Interestingly, here's what David Friedman has to say about himself I am an academic economist who teaches at a law school and has never taken a course for credit in either field. For more details, see my web page.

Hmmm...