Category: MBA

MBA Student Journaling Made Easier With Technology

Although journaling is commonplace in some MBA programs, opinions about the benefits of journaling are wide ranging, especially among MBA students. Sometimes the requirement is program wide and in other cases, it is for a course or for a specific assignment. Common titles include personal journals, learning journals, diaries, or in the case of a previous MyeEMBA post, a personal learning guide. Furthermore, the assignment may not specify how the MBA student is to keep the journal, only how to submit the entries for grading or feedback. No matter the source of the requirement or the title, keeping a journal is a challenge for many MBA students, if not most. Perhaps one way of reducing some of the challenge is with journaling software.

My intent with this post is to introduce iDailyDairy and two other journaling software applications, The Journal and Penzu as well as highlight the benefits of their use for MBA students.

MBA Students Need to Evaluate Their Current Financial Situation

Previously, I outlined four action steps to help MBA students manage the financial impact of starting and paying for an MBA program. I followed up with a discussion of the first step, assessing your financial wellbeing. The second step, evaluating your current financial situation, is the subject of this post.

Why Evaluate Your Current Financial Situation?

Since MBA programs typically want you to pay your MBA program’s tuition and fees in advance it is a good idea to identify as soon as possible the source of the funds you will use to make these payments. Waiting until the last minute or focusing on only one source can result in a negative long-term impact on your financial wellbeing. Evaluating your current financial situation, however simple or complex it may be, helps you minimize the negative impact.

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.

Read the rest of the post to learn more about MBA Twofers.

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.