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Part-Time MBA vs Full-Time MBA

The Part-time MBA vs Full-Time MBA debate is common. Some suggest that a part-time MBA provides flexibility while a full-time MBA lets you focus on your development. Regardless of the program, there are tradeoffs to consider.

One Day at a Time

One Day at A Time

Juggling work, school, and personal life is no easy feat, especially when joining one of the most competitive and highly regarded Evening MBA programs in the country. I won’t sugar coat it: there are days when you’ve got plenty of things to do from all realms of life and it feels like there is no way to possibly manage. That lingering feeling of impending doom is sometimes tough to knock. I can’t speak for your work and personal life, but I can speak about my experience with an Evening MBA program that may help you anticipate what to expect...

Spooky Halloween in Zoom class

The Immeasurable Value of Community in an MBA Program

An MBA community and its values are essential for your success as a student. Goizueta’s diverse and supportive community makes it a top choice.   When evaluating a business school program, it’s absolutely essential to speak with current students and faculty. In fact, it’s usually part of the official recruiting process for most MBA programs and for good reason. Let me explain why. With any MBA program, you’re not only embarking on an educational journey: you’re committing to positive transformation. Through a curriculum with team projects, leadership workshops, recruiting with top companies, etc., you’ll be faced with brand new experiences...

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Is an Evening MBA right for you? 10 questions to consider

When I was considering pursuing my MBA in the evening program at Goizueta Business School, I knew I wanted to continue building my career while I worked towards my graduate degree in a part-time program. But if you don’t have that clarity or if you need to be sure that an evening program is right for you, I’ve compiled a list of a few items to consider when making your decision. Do you want to hear about, and problem-solve for business challenges your classmates are facing in real time? Are you hesitant to put your career on pause? Do...

Help, my background isn’t in business!

Help, my background isn’t in business!

If you are considering studying to obtain your MBA but you are worried that you don’t have enough of a business background, leave your fears behind! Don’t let your previous background be the reason you don’t get your MBA. When I started my Goizueta Evening MBA in 2018, I was worried that I would trail behind in my cohort. After all I didn’t have a business background, and I had been out of school for eight years. I received my bachelor’s degree in environmental studies in 2010 from the University of Michigan. I have a background in implementation consulting...

Keeping all the spinning plates in the air - managing your MBA, work and life

Keeping all the spinning plates in the air – managing your MBA, work and life

Will I be able to handle it all? Work, life, and the pursuit of an MBA—all at once? This is a question that dogged me in the months leading up to my first semester and is one of the most common questions I get when speaking to potential or freshly minted Evening MBA students at Goizueta. One question inevitably follows my assurance that yes, you can indeed manage all three: how do you do it? The answer is simple to understand but can involve a learning curve—you learn to actively manage your time. Here are a few tips and...

Here I am role playing coaching a team in turmoil during Delta Leadership Coaching Fellows Orientation. Photo courtesy of Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ken Keen, Associate Dean of Leadership Development and faculty member in Organization and Management.

Leading by practicing at Goizueta

What kind of leader are you? Not sure? Well, practice makes perfect, right? Except when you’re a leader, you’re expected to lead when called – not practice. As you’ll discuss in some of your leadership classes at Goizueta Business School, not many would sign up to be led by a leader that wants to “try a few things out.” Therefore, practicing leadership matters. Knowing your leadership style matters. Learning and reflecting on that practice matters. These elements make us better, more well-equipped leaders. Goizueta’s leadership curriculum through their optional Certificate of Advanced Leadership (offered to EvMBAs starting in 2019)...

Top 3 things I wish I knew when I entered the Evening MBA Program

Top 3 things I wish I knew when I entered the Evening MBA Program

So, my first ever blog post and in true MBA student fashion I find myself Googling “how to begin your first blog post” to see what the experts suggest. Why start from scratch when there are models and use cases that already exist? Surprisingly the results were not as helpful or inspiring as I would have liked, but I do hope that these posts by me can prove to be helpful, or even inspiring, to you! Since we are near the start of the semester, I want to layout a list of the top three things (Professor John Kim...