Category: Accepted! Now What?

MBA Twofers – What Are They and How Do You Get Them

‘Twofer’ is a slang term that describes an item that is selling two for the price of one. So what is an MBA twofer you ask? An MBA twofer is a phrase that I use to describe a concept whereby an MBA student takes advantage of the opportunity to gain at least one additional benefit from an assignment they must complete for one of their MBA classes. Many MBA class assignments have MBA twofer potential, however exploiting that potential is at the discretion of the individual student. Therefore, exploitation may well be a function of student insight, vision, and motivation. Let me explain.

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Assessing Financial Wellbeing While Earning My MBA

You are starting your MBA program, so why should you assess or measure your financial wellbeing? Furthermore, why should you monitor your financial wellbeing during your MBA program?

I am sure there are many reasons why you should assess your financial wellbeing prior to starting your MBA program. However, I think the most important reason is so you can identify what impact the financial implications of starting an MBA program will have on your life and the lives of others. In addition, measuring and monitoring the impact allows you to manage proactively and mitigate the impact as well as demonstrate the effectiveness of your actions. Finally, I think it is a good habit to establish.

Read more to learn: how to assess financial wellbeing; who should assess their financial wellbeing; how to use assessment results; how often to assess and more.

Dropbox – File Sharing Made Easy & Free for MBA Students

I am a self-described technology experimenter and early adopter, some may even say junkie. I sometimes try a new software application just because it sounds interesting or because, in reading a review, I identify a solution to a problem that I did not know that I had. Dropbox, on the other hand is a solution to a problem for which I have been searching for several years.

After working with MBA students for over 20 years, I am certain of one thing: MBA students will share files – with faculty, teammates, classmates, and others. Unfortunately, MBA student approaches to file sharing often vary by the number of individuals involved in sharing with the default being email attachments. I have looked for a simple and easy way for MBA students to share files, with each other and especially me.

Financial Wellbeing While Earning My MBA

For most MBA students, earning an MBA Degree has both short-term and long-term financial implications. My experience is that many MBA students make short-term financial decisions that often have long-term financial consequences, consequences about which they know little about or are choosing to ignore. Whether out of ignorance or neglect, the result is the same, financial wellbeing suffers. Fortunately, there are post acceptance/pre enrollment financial planning action steps that most MBAs can use to proactively manage their short-term and long-term financial wellbeing. These action steps are appropriate for all MBA students; full-time, part-time, EMBA, or online, and will result in a unique plan for each individual. My goal with this post is to introduce you to these action steps and set the stage for future posts where I outline in detail each action step you can use proactively to manage your own financial wellbeing while earning your MBA.

LastPass – A Free, Easy, & Secure Way for MBAs to Manage Passwords

In last Friday’s MyeEMBA Blog post, I ask the question, “How many passwords does it take to start an MBA program” as a way of introducing you to password management applications and suggesting that most MBA students would benefit from their use. Today, I want to introduce you to LastPass, a password management application that I use. I currently use the free version and am extremely satisfied with its ease of use and capabilities. Learn more about LastPass by reading the rest of this post.