Prof. French*: "Boys and girls it's story time..."
(students chug coffee while walking in to class late)
Prof French: "Today I will be telling you the story of Neiman Marcus"
(continue chugging coffee and make loud conversation with each other)
Prof French: "Once upon a time there was a man named Mr. Marcus..."
At Kellogg, you read cases and are expected to come to class with in-depth insights ready to discuss. Here, I find myself having story-time on a daily basis. The cases (read: stories) even come with pictures...dozens of PowerPoint slides full of pictures (including some that test the Puritanical Americans in the class). This works well for our sight-seeing adventures, but in terms of academics I miss Kellogg. It is abundantly clear to me why an MBA isn't often valued by companies in Europe. You could, instead, visit story time at your local library. I most definitely will not be learning parisian in class.
* Note: Names have been changed to protect the innocent.