In the first week’s class, I was a little intimidated by the different deliverables and the format of this class, even though professor trying to make clear what we are going to do in this class, I still confused about the format and how the grading system works. I am a Master of accounting student and this is my second semester in BC, just like many other students, I have never taken this kind of class before, and taking this course is a great challenge for me. Because I am not a good public speaker and I almost never read any blogs. And I’m an international student, which means that English is my second language, I can do exams, homework every single day, but speaking and writing are extremely challenging. Even I know that these two things are a huge portion of our grades, but I think one of the great things of this class is that we can be really engaged in the class, by making comment to others’ blogs, writing reviews on other’s presentations. This process can help me learn a lot from the others and be able to improve myself.
I do enjoy different technology which makes my life a lot easier, and in nowadays, business and technology are becoming more and more inseparable. Many emerging businesses today are deeply connected with technology, some of these new businesses are started with solving the small problems in real life by taking advantage of new technology. For example, in holidays, people want to visit the Disney Land but all of the affordable hotels are booked in Orlando, and the local residents want some extra income, hence people invented Airbnb as a platform in our smartphone to solve this problem. Uber is another similar example, the idea of Airbnb and Uber cannot be accomplished without the technology and the users of such technology.
In the accounting industry, Big Four accounting firms are using Artificial intelligence to help them work faster and better. Such as PWC, is developing their own artificial intelligence and trying to apply it to tax and the audit process. New technology could be a game changer for business and different profession. I think it is very important for students to understand the recent trends of technology and how they relate to different business, this is an important reason for me to take this class.
In summary, I do have multiple goals to achieve in this class, which includes public speaking, blog writing, interacting with people, and having a more thorough understanding of the relationship between business and technology.