Tag: EMBA Resources

MBAs – Out of Sight, Out of Mind

MBA students, how often do you find yourself suddenly realizing that you made a commitment to your MBA team and that commitment is due tomorrow? Or, your MBA team has an assignment that is due tomorrow and you are responsible for consolidating the work of your teammates and you have yet to hear from any of them? My experience is that both situations occur far more frequently than they should, especially in EMBA, part time, or online MBA programs. Simply stated, the root cause of situations like these is “out of sight, out of mind.”

What does “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” mean in an MBA context? Click on the title to learn more.

RSS Feeds – Is There A Benefit for MBA Students

MBA students, how well are you managing repetitive web searches? Are you searching for updated information on web sites and blogs by returning to them periodically or, are you receiving automatic updates as changes occur? Are you having updates pushed to you or are you pulling the new information to you when you are ready for it?

MBA students manage a barrage of information from faculty members, program administrators, classmates, and teammates while at the same time they are searching for new information on their own to complete class assignments. All of which is in addition to the non-MBA information flows they must cope with as well.

Information management for MBA students can be challenging. Fortunately, there are technology solutions and tools that can help MBA students meet this challenge. I introduced one tool in a previous post, Google Scholar. In this post, I want to suggest that RSS feeds and readers are tools MBA students can use to manage information as well as simplify their MBA life.

Is Managing Your MBA Team’s Conference Calls a Pain

Are you tired of spending time getting everyone connected for your MBA team’s weekly conference call? Do some team members need a constant reminder? When called to join the meeting, do some team members ask that you call them back on another number?

What if there was a simple and automatic way to notify/remind your MBA team members about the conference call? Oh, and by the way, what if the conference call bridge is free to participants? Would you and your MBA team be interested?

Read the post to learn more about free conferencing services for MBAs.

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 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.