Curious about what you might see in your first semester of business school? Hereâ€™s a heads-up from Jose Ferreira, the founder of Knewton (and a Harvard MBA himself). He runs through all the first-year MBA basics: the classes youâ€™ll take, the methods youâ€™ll have to use, and the quantitative skills that will be burned into your brain. Bottom line? The first semester can be grueling, but it lays the foundation for the rest of your B-school experience.