As part of the last requirement for CSR course this term, I am writing my last journal for CSR to share what I have learned, experienced and realization for this course and for taking my MBA. Taking MBA is one my goals that I really want to pursue, and this year 2017 I am fulfilling my dream. My first term for my Masteral Degree, and one of my first subjects is Ethics and CSR, though I have an idea about what CSR is, I was excited to learn new things and knowledge not just from the professor but from different people, since MBA is an advance level of learning and understanding I really want to advance myself in order to perform in managerial position. For me, taking MBA is another challenge and stage of my life and I want to accomplish and finish this Masteral with expertise and new learnings that I can share with other people and contribute in my organization. I realized while taking this first course my journey in MBA would not be easy but I know it will be worth it. MBA is definitely different from my college days, it is more than the knowledge I could get in the book in which I will certainly learn through experiences from different people in different field.
Ms. Pia shared different insights from the topic in the class, she impart more importantly about being ethical in the business, real experiences, and shared her knowledge about what is happening in our surroundings not just in the Philippines but in other countries, I have learned more about the different industries and companies that performs ethical and unethical from different aspects. In addition, I also learned and understand the importance of interacting and engaging in the community though service learning, and that is one my favorite part and activity in CSR class. Ms. Pia also, cites examples that I am not aware of, and this made me realized that other than working in a corporate world I will really learn from taking this MBA course that is really interesting and informative.
After 14 weeks of meetings in Ethics and CSR class, I understand throughout this course, that business ethics is significant for the business. We have to consider every aspects of the company from the operation, people, environment and what would be the effect and impact of the business not just to gain profit but for the people and environment. Corporate Social Responsibility must be performed and practiced in every organization not just to benefit the company but for the beneficial of all.
Other than learning about Ethics and CSR, since this is one of my first subjects in MBA, I could really say that I enjoyed the class of Ms. Pia and never felt discourage to continue my Master Degree. I also like the active participation of the class to give some insight and give the full potential of the students, and this challenged me and make sure that I am ready every time I attend class. I was able to meet new friends and colleagues in the class. I was able to communicate and socialize from different professionals. Although sometimes I was intimidated by my classmates because of their position in their company and there are times I doubted myself and think if will still continue my MBA, I just used it as my strength and realized that these people would help me to excel and boost my confidence to do my best in MBA and in work. I consider this as a process, since 4 year since the last time I attended school. I will surely enjoy my next subjects because it will definitely give additional knowledge and another good learning and experiences.