Web MBA Tips for Success

It’s hard to stay current and aware of changing computer trends. We want to look at how technology can help you work towards your Web MBA. Since you are working remotely, here are a few suggestions to keep you organized and guide you towards success.
1) An external wide-screen monitor will increase your efficiency and enable you to extend your research with multiple tabs, creating spreadsheets, keeping several windows visible and suffering less strain on the eyes. Also, less scrolling! Monitors have become much cheaper now and are more widely available. A basic laptop can limit the scope of your work.
2) Protect yourself by backing up your files on a regular basis. Your hard drive can crash when you least expect it and wipe out a bunch of your work. There are plenty of online backup providers out there, and you want to make sure to pick the right one. You will have to consider storage space and cost as well. Check out your options right here.
3) One way to avoid isolation while doing an online degree is to sign up for Google Hangouts. All you will need is a webcam and a microphone; then you can chat, connect, and exchange ideas with other students at any time. You can also share your screen and record meetings. And it’s free.
4). Computer viruses can sneak into any of your devices whenever they like so it’s crucial that security software be installed on all of them. There are far too many to pick from, but this link will take you to the top-rated antivirus software providers so you can make the right choice.
5) BibMe allows you to build bibliographies, create citations, and acknowledge the work of other people in a professional, ethical manner. It automatically formats whatever you need. It’s quick, easy, and free.
In the coming weeks we will be sharing more tips on how best to approach your WebMBA studies. Stay tuned.

Important Dates Coming Up for Aspiring WebMBA Candidates

Several key dates are looming in the next few months for those of you thinking about taking the Georgia WebMBA® course offered by Georgia College.
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. A webinar is being offered that will explain all you need to know about this top-ranked program. It starts at 12 noon and topics covered will be admission requirements, the cohort program and consortium schools. Participants will be able to ask faculty and staff questions during the session.
The webinar is free but prior registration is needed. Registrants will be sent a link to the session via email. The next available semester is Spring 2015, but students can pick subsequent ones if they wish. More information can be obtained by emailing [email protected]
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. This is the priority deadline for applications to the Spring 2015 semester.
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Final deadline for applications.
Friday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. Successful applicants who live in the United States will attend a mandatory two-day orientation on the Georgia College campus outside Atlanta.
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Courses begin.
Admission requirements stipulate applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree and “two years of professional work experience,” according to the website, and performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) will be taken into account, as will the candidate’s undergraduate work. Students currently in the program have a median GMAT score of 530. In some cases, results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) can be substituted for the GMAT, and significant experience in the workplace can be considered in lieu of both tests. Other factors for admission include “showing high promise of success in graduate study.” Full details can be found here.
If you have specific questions about all this, send an email to Lynn Hanson, Director of Graduate Programs in Business, or call 478-445-5115. Good luck!