Tag: MBA Technology

MBA Students and Proper Online Business Etiquette

Two of my recent articles, “MBA Students Do You See Yourself as Your MBA Peers See You” and “MBA Program No Asshole Rule” addressed MBA student behavior while enrolled in an MBA program. A behavior related area that appears to be gaining interest is online business etiquette, a topic that is certainly something MBA students need to keep in mind as they use multiple forms of social media to advance their careers and interact with their MBA classmates, faculty, staff, and other professionals. One online misstep can have an adverse impact on one’s career advancement. Click on the title to read the complete article.

MBA Students – Do You Have A Backup Plan

A post by Natalie Houston on the ProfHacker Blog reminded me of the MBA students I know that lost digital files during their MBA program. File sharing is common among MBA students. Files are lost because of viruses, hardware failures, or Sues (stupid user errors). No matter the cause, a backup plan can prevent a lot of stress and rework.

Houston’s post describes reasons for not backing up digital files and solutions for backing up those important files. Backing up files can be an important time saver for the busy MBA student.

She identifies several cost effective and easy-to-use backup applications and services. Click on the heading to read more.

On Demand Technology Training for MBA Students and Others

Many MBA students find themselves in a “catch up” mode on day one of their MBA program because they lack the technology skills and applications’ proficiency to do the work expected of them. My experience suggests that when MBA students start their program in a catch up mode, they continue in a catch up mode throughout their entire MBA program. Moreover, when MBA students find themselves in this situation, they usually experience work life balance issues, class performance issues, and MBA peer perception issues.

While MBA program faculty members and administrators recognize that matriculating MBA students may lack basic technology skills, they typically view this type of training as a student responsibility and not the MBA program. Although this view is understandable, it does not help MBA students improve their understanding and use of applications, especially those that support collaboration.

One obvious solution is for the individual student to attend a training program that helps develop the needed skills. Fortunately, there are on-line just-in-time options that are available for the busy MBA student. More importantly, some of these options are low cost and include tutorials that focus on a single application function while taking only a few minutes to complete. While several online options are available, the one with which I am most familiar is Lynda.com. I view Lynda.com tutorials on a regular basis either to refresh existing knowledge or to develop new skills.

Click on the heading to learn how Lynda.com can help you live and work smarter.

Another Online Tool to Help MBA Students Live & Work Smarter

Helping MBA students live and work smarter while earning their MBA degree is the goal of MyeEMBA. The online tool referenced in the title is OpenTable, a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners. I use this tool on a regular basis to make restaurant reservations. Recently, during a visit to Honolulu, I used OpenTable to make dinner reservations at four restaurants. I selected all four based on the ratings and feedback found in OpenTable. I was not disappointed as all provided exceptional dining experiences. OpenTable is an extremely valuable tool that helps me live and work smarter. Perhaps this free online tool can help MBA students, MBA faculty members, MBA program administrators, and others to live and work smarter as well.

Click on the heading to learn how OpenTable can help you live and work smarter.