What to expect in your first year

Now that you have made the decision to go to business school to get your MBA, what can you expect while you are there? Getting a graduate degree is not the same as undergraduate learning. For anyone starting their first semester as an MBA student, here are some suggestions to make it easier.

Keep Your Mind Open

Although you have probably chosen your specialty before you applied, keep an open mind. You may learn while you are at school that you find other areas in business more interesting. School is the place for experimentation in your field, and a great place to try new areas of interest. Take the opportunities given to explore potential career moves.

Get to Know Your Professors

Professors are great resources for ideas and experience. The online Logistics program, directed by Dr. Karl B. Manrodt, is comprised of some of the most brilliant and engaging minds in the logistics and supply chain management field. Our professors have taught and lectured worldwide, in addition to authoring books, nationally published articles, and hundreds of reports on subjects within the discipline. With the guidance and teachings of these professionals throughout your online courses, you’ll be prepared for this competitive, high-growth job market.

Waive Core Classes

If possible, see if you can get core classes waived by testing out of them. Often your work experience has provided you with the basic knowledge you need to waive a core class. This waiver allows you to get into the meat of the program, exploring electives and areas that are new to you earlier in your tenure. Spend as much time as possible digging into the array of electives offered for a chance to gain extra knowledge in a niche area. This knowledge can be the key to finding a unique career in your company or your field.

Participate in Online and Offline Events

The more you put into your MBA program, the more you will get out of it. Look for lectures, speakers and guests for a chance to learn a unique take on any given topic. Many of the speakers that you can hear during your school career would cost a bundle outside of the university setting.  Take advantage of any extracurricular programs that are offered to enhance your classroom education.

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What to Do to Prepare to Apply to our MBA Program

Making the decision to apply to an online MBA program is a big step and, like all big steps, it takes some preparation before you move forward. Once you make the decision to apply, here are some suggestions of how to prepare.

Getting Accepted

Students who apply to the online MBA program are required to have a Bachelor’s degree, take the GMAT or GRE equivalent, or substitute previous professional experience. Median GMAT scores currently for accepted students are 530.

Preparing Mentally

You have taken the first step, making the decision to go back to school. School is a commitment that will net you a better education and a more lucrative career in the future. Prepare yourself mentally by focusing on how you will organize your time as a student. You will need enough time to study as well as time to work your current job, and daily routine. By scheduling your time ahead of schedule, you will be ready when school begins.

Preparing Financially

Working and going to school is a challenge, however, many motivated students have met this challenge and gone to improve their careers in their chosen fields. As long as you manage your time effectively, and budget accordingly, you will find that you can meet the agenda for each course. Your current employer may have a college reimbursement program. If not, you can apply for financial aid through our office. You may find other sources for financial aid through community organizations, religious institutions or business organizations.

Family Support

Going to school does affect the entire family, and it is a good idea to discuss your schooling with your family before you begin. Explain what the MBA will give your family in return for the investment in time and money.

Preparing for the Workload

Going to school does necessitate a change in workload. You will spend the equivalent in time that you would for any college class, approximately three to four hours studying for each classroom hour. The big advantage for online education is that you can take the class and do the studying at your own pace and time schedule. As long as you put the time aside on your schedule, you will have no problem meeting program requirements.

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Current working-professionals talk about why they chose the MLSCM program instead a general MBA program. Each student has a different reason, but all walk away with a great depth of information and experience in the field of logistics and supply chain management.

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Dr. Bob Duesing wins Outstanding Faculty Award from the Georgia WebMBA®

We would like to congratulate Dr. Bob Duesing, of the Department of Management, in receiving the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Georgia WebMBA® for his Entrepreneurship course.

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Dr. Bob Duesing (left) takes a picture with his celebratory cake.

Master of Accountancy program ranked 69th in the U.S. and 2nd in the state of Georgia

The Financial Engineer released its first ever rankings of graduate accounting programs, and our Master of Accountancy program ranked 69th in the country and 2nd in the state of Georgia!

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