Become a master at time management
Executive MBA team (class of 2015) participate in a dodgeball tournament to support the Autism Society of Nebraska.
Participants can expect to devote 20 to 25 hours per week on the program: 12 hours in class every other weekend, and the remaining hours in individual and group study and class preparation. With work and home responsibilities, you are probably wondering how you will be able to fit school into your already hectic schedule. Our program is designed to make it possible for you to remain productive and perform at a high level whether you are on the job, at home, or in the classroom.
We accomplish this in several ways: The program staff assumes responsibility for many of the routine and administrative tasks that normally fall to students, including registering for classes, purchasing and distributing textbooks and other course materials, setting up your Blackboard account, etc.
- Meals and other amenities are included as part of the program fees.
- Our convenient every other weekend schedule helps minimize non-productive travel time and accommodates work schedules, especially for those who see a high amount of work-related travel during the week.
- The online support for study groups and course content helps students progress in their studies and interact with other students and instructors at times that are convenient for them.
- Projects and other assignments are often assigned to study groups where the group can divide responsibilities and delegate tasks to individual members.
Of course, a worthwhile Executive MBA program demands a significant amount of time and effort from each participant. Participants who already tend to put in more than forty hours a week on the job, will dedicate up to twenty hours a week to their studies, in addition to time in the classroom. Most students report that the experience forces them to become highly efficient in managing their time.
When you enroll in the Executive MBA Program, you will have to manage the impact on both your job and your personal life. Here is some advice fromour participants:
Balancing Home Life
Managing the impact on your personal life often means routinely setting aside blocks of time for individual study and meetings with your study group. Because your employer will likely expect you to contribute at the same level on the job, most of the demand will be on your personal time. However, most students find that it's possible to maintain an active and satisfying family life while they are enrolled in the program.
|- Designate one day every week where you do no school work and dedicate the day to spending time with the family.
- There is no doubt that without understanding and support from family, it would not be possible!
Balancing School Life
This is where the support offered by the Executive MBA staff really counts. We'll take care of all the small details to minimize the amount of administrative tasks you complete in order to maximize the amount of time spent on your studies. In addition, faculty and staff are responsive and accessible - we are here to make sure you get the most out of your Executive MBA experience.
|- Devote at least a few hours a day to work on coursework so that you don't fall behind. Also, know when to study alone and when to participate in group study.
- Work as a team, and be pro-active instead of re-active.
Balancing Work Life
You can manage the impact on your work by setting clear expectations about your schedule with your supervisor and colleagues. Prioritize and delegate your responsibilities when appropriate to maximize your time.
|- Be diligent in keeping a calendar that includes work, home, and school deliverables, and keep the lines of communication open.