How to be a Great MBA Student

You did it!
You submitted the transcripts, took the tests, finished the application, and got accepted. Congratulations! You’re finally an MBA student. Soon you’ll start your journey towards your MBA with Georgia College’s online program.

But What Now?

Do you know what to expect, how to get yourself prepared, or even know what classes you’ll be taking? Fear not. Below, we’ve assembled some handy advice to help get you ready to start your graduate career with Georgia College.

Have a Comfortable Place to Do Your Work

One of the coolest parts about pursuing the Web MBA is that you don’t have to step foot inside a classroom. However, you definitely want to have a private, quiet space available to do your work when the time comes. Having a clean and organized space helps you avoid distractions. If you’re having a hard time concentrating at home, check out places in your neighborhood. Most major chain restaurants, libraries, and coffee shops offer free wi-fi and, depending on the location, quiet working spaces.

Manage Your Time

Knowing how to manage your time properly is just as important to your success in your graduate courses as it was in your undergraduate courses. Keep a calendar (digital or physical) around with all of your assignments and due dates. With all these deadlines in mind, it’s a lot easier to set aside time for studying.

Reach Out to Your Classmates

Since you won’t be in a physical classroom, interacting with your classmates in an online course is more difficult, but equally important. Besides email, there so many other ways to reach out to your fellow students. Sites like Facebook, Google+ Hangouts, and Google Docs are all efficient ways of asking questions about coursework or communicating about group projects.

Connect with Your instructor

Emailing an instructor you’ve never met in person before can be intimidating, but it’s worth it. Your teachers are there to help you succeed, but you’ll never get the help you need if you don’t ask for it. If you don’t understand an assignment or need clarification on a certain chapter, reach out to your instructor and ask a question that’s clear and concise. Trust us when we say you’ll be glad you asked.
Now you’re all set for your online classes. With this advice, a good work ethic, and a can-do attitude, you’ll be on your way to that MBA.