It’s 9pm in Milan. I am at my house, studying for tomorrow’s exam on Organisational behaviour and negotiations.
I took the same course during my undergraduate degree; International Trade in Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. Yet the course feels very different this time round.
It’s that time of a term when we begin to bid on classes for the next term.
At Chicago Booth, the academic year consists of three terms and students take three-four courses per term. So, as the autumn term draws to a close, it is time to figure out the classes I want for the next (winter) term. Of course, this is Chicago and we believe in the free-markets to solve most of our conundrums; so who gets what courses is determined through an electronic stock-market like bidding system, where each student is assigned some points (“money”) and then you bid on classes.