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# How many things do you carry to class?

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26 Mar 2012, 10:54
So I was wondering how many things (laptop, books, files, case studies, etc) a typical full time MBA student carries to class everyday? Do you need to carry textbooks to class? Case files? It probably varies by school but maybe a current/past student can chime in?
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27 Mar 2012, 21:30
Quite a bit actually but it will all fit into a medium size laptop bag. You do not need a Tumi monstrosity. This may have been partially covered by the numerous laptop/school bag discussions, but on average quite a bit.

1. Laptop
2. Charger
3. At least 1 book but most likely 2
4. Notes
5. Case files/print outs
7. WSJ

What happens most of the time is that you start living out of your bag - you don't want to repack every day/night as you will inevitably forget to bring something it after a midnight study session the night before. Also, the impromptu meetings and free time opportunities often present themselves. This is the part that gets you really. You won't be as bad as a law school student (which often use a wheeled carry on bag, I am serious) who haul case files and dictionaries and other books around.

Many schools will have lockers where you can store stuff but I never found it useful. I preferred to keep all my crap on me.
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15 Sep 2012, 08:11
As a student, I only bring important things like the textbooks, notebooks, wallet etc. I think, maybe 10-14 things.
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19 Jan 2013, 05:53
When you are studying in an MBA class what you must carry is a fresh mind to grasp and generate quick ideas for linking with the relevancy of the situation and the topic.
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When you are studying in an MBA class what you must carry is a fresh mind to grasp and generate quick ideas for linking with the relevancy of the situation and the topic.

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yeah that... and a granola bar, or maybe a banana...
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05 Feb 2013, 15:47
CoralMoore wrote:
When you are studying in an MBA class what you must carry is a fresh mind to grasp and generate quick ideas for linking with the relevancy of the situation and the topic.

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05 Feb 2013, 15:54
You guys are ambitious! I used to only bring my notepad, book, pencil case and glasses. I guess you could bring a laptop or tablet, but then you don't need the notepad and pencil. Most important thing is always your mind, though, because if you're distracted by outside factors, you may as well not be in class. As for physical items, I think you can get by with 4 or less, Gangnam supermarket check out style!
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17 Apr 2013, 20:16
I tend to be a bit of a pack rat. I bring my laptop+charger, notes, textbook(s), case printouts, name placard, pens/pencils/calculator, sticky notes, snacks, water or tea, and an extra sweater (our classroom is notoriously freezing cold).
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24 Jul 2013, 17:46
How about for part timers? Anyone want to chime in that is going to a part time/ evening MBA program?
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24 Jul 2013, 21:39
When I taking classes for my last undergraduate degree I took a micro tape recorder and recorded the lessons. Then I'd listen to the tape and fill in any gaps in my notes. One guy in my calculus class actually set up a video recorder. For Math classes I also took a calculator.
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07 Dec 2013, 01:04
ra011y wrote:
So I was wondering how many things (laptop, books, files, case studies, etc) a typical full time MBA student carries to class everyday? Do you need to carry textbooks to class? Case files? It probably varies by school but maybe a current/past student can chime in?

Only a pen..lol
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26 Dec 2013, 07:34
When I was a student before I only bring notebook, cellphone and my tablet.
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27 Dec 2013, 18:30
1. Name tag
2. Coursepacket which includes cases
3. Pen
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30 Dec 2013, 00:06
I carried a full backpack for a while and then realized I was the only one. Most people bring a paper notebook (laptops are forbidden, at least at INSEAD), pens, and the case we're going to be discussing. Most women just tossed this stuff in their purse, most men carried it or had a very small bag for holding it. Brief cases are common, as well, but small and fashionable ones (after all, this is Europe we're talking about)
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06 Mar 2014, 19:06
I carried quite a few actually.

2. Macbook
3. Notebook
4. Pen
5. Charger.

I used my Macbook for taking note and my iPad was the backup for that. I also used my iPad for recording the lectures. The notebook and pens were simply incase my electronics died or I needed to draw a diagram.

All of these things fit nicely in a mid-sized laptop bag.
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