Dr. Karl Manrodt Featured in Podcast Discussing Future of the Transportation Industry

Dr. Karl Manrodt starred in an episode of the podcast “2 Babes Talk Supply Chain.” This podcast interviews top professionals in the supply chain industry to inform audiences everywhere on the latest trends in this enterprise.
The podcast opens with a discussion of the changes that the transportation industry has witnessed. Dr. Manrodt defines the crossroads that transportation finds itself in and later examines why the industry should focus on the needs and satisfaction rates of their customers, as competing companies like Amazon have. The hosts and Dr. Manrodt also talk about the new projects of these competing businesses and how they have impacted the entire industry, specifically focusing on Amazon Prime Now’s two-hour delivery service. The conversation concludes with a discussion about additional areas of the supply chain that he will be focusing on for future research.
If you would like to listen to the full podcast, click here. For more information on the Georgia WebMBA, please visit here.

Most Interesting MBA Study Abroad Programs

MBA Student Studying Abroad
Who says going back to school needs to keep you in one place? Going for your MBA can be one of the most exciting and, yes, interesting times of your life—you just need to choose the right program.
In the age of social media, instant access to technology, and global news, it is important to pay attention to the many ways that the world works together when you start thinking about business interests. Even if you plan on staying close to home, chances are that once you start working your way up the corporate ladder, you’ll only find increased communication with offices across the globe.
All business is international business, so when you are working on earning your business degree it makes sense to take into account the ways that business works in different areas of the world. This is why so many MBA programs incorporate amazing travel opportunities for students: so that you can learn firsthand the ways in which business happens across the globe.
Study abroad opportunities with Georgia College can be taken as an additional option for short-term study while working towards your online MBA degree. Make sure to speak with your academic advisor for more insight and information. If you want to reach out and see what else the world has to offer, then you might want to consider traveling with an MBA partner program.
Here are a few of the most interesting MBA study abroad programs:

  • Capstone WorldStride Programs: Capstone has partnerships with study abroad programs in more than 30 locations across the globe. You can partner with this organization, choose your destination, and have credits transfer into your existing MBA program.
  • Thunderbird Global Experience: Thunderbird is a study exchange program, meaning that it serves students from around the world who are interested in learning more about how business works on the other side of the globe. Thunderbird offers MBA tailored experiences that vary in length. You can take a short trip for language exposure, a small learning traveling expedition during the summer or winter break, or spend an entire semester abroad as part of the exchange program.
  • Pepperdine Study Abroad Program: Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management is a travel destination on its own, overlooking the amazing Pacific Malibu, but the program offers a lot more than just the singular campus. Pepperdine has campuses in Asia, Europe and South America so that you can easily take a semester abroad without having to adjust to a new campus culture.

Take advantage of studying abroad as an extension to your current plan of study! Students who study abroad always come back with a new perspective and a new sense of drive and motivation.
Learn more about the online MBA programs Georgia College has to offer here.

How to Balance All Your Summer Responsibilities

Summer! The season of warm weather, long evenings, and plenty of time off to do whatever you want, right? Maybe as a kid summer was the season of having extra time to yourself to lay around, watch TV, or head to the beach, but as an adult, it is rare for a summer season to come with so little to do.
Summer: Balancing Work and Fun
For working parents, the summer season takes on a whole new meaning. Rather than the season of relaxation, having to figure out how to manage your work and class schedule on top of now managing your out-of-school children makes the summer months even more stressful than the rest of the year. The trick to finding time to yourself this summer is finding ways to manage your to-do list so that you are balancing all of your summer responsibilities.
Here are a few tips to help you with time management:

  • Create a command center in your home where you and your family can coordinate everything that is going on in one place. Post a calendar of the month and have everyone schedule their events on the wall. Include camp dates, doctor appointments, vacation dates, class due dates, and other important work information all in one central location so everyone can see what is going on.
  • If you aren’t already using one, summer is a great time to get a planner. For starters, most academic calendars start in July, so it is easy to start a new planner during the summer months. Secondly, planners are a great way to manage everything, from your homework to your grocery list.
  • Use your phone for regular alarms and reminders. Manually writing your to-do list can be useful, but in the age of technology it makes sense to take advantage of the tools already in your hand. Set alarms for important dates and write to-do lists that will remind you of what you need to know when you have time to think about it.

Once you reach the crux of adulthood, it is hard to find a day, let alone an entire season of time, that is just for you. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy some of the perks of the season all the same. The days may still be 24 hours long, but summer days come with extra hours of sunshine that make the days feel longer. Try taking advantage of those extra sunny hours and push your energy level to the max by tackling your to-do list this summer.
Summer is a great time to step back, do some mid-year, personal reflection, and consider how a graduate degree would increase value to your career. Learn which types of Masters degrees you can earn from home and online with Georgia College here.