How To Keep On Track While Studying Your MBA
There are several challenges that MBA students may face when deciding to begin their MBA studies, or return to higher education for the first time in many years. Though some may question their motivations, the crucial thing is to not panic!
Student support is crucial to new and returning students and can be a deciding factor of you who choose to undertake your MBA through.
Studying an MBA through a higher education provider such as the Australia Institute of Business (AIB) is the perfect choice if you want first-rate student support. For those returning to study after a few months or even after a few years, AIB offer numerous ways to support students – and are with you every step of the way.
Being a predominately distance learning institute, AIB offers student support ranging from academic assistance and administrative aid to general student services. To AIB there is no such thing as a silly question. From assignment and exam queries to general study advice, their extensive support team are always on hand for current and graduated students. There are also other tools students are able to utilise throughout their MBA, including access to Online Libraries enabling students to study when they want, learning materials tailored to each subject and an online learning forum where you can seek guidance from fellow students at any stage of your degree.
Open communication is also an essential part in undertaking your MBA. With the right provider you should be able to communicate openly and effectively about any questions or concerns you might have leading up to or throughout your studies. AIB offers such open communication through various channels such as the student support email, ticketing system and net promoter survey. Student support offers more than just a standard service – they personalise the experience for the student’s circumstance. By liaising with student support, students are able to access resources and learn about options they didn’t think they had, creating an open flow of communication between both the student and the provider. This is what differentiates AIB from other MBA providers.
Keeping on track during your MBA is a fundamental part of your studies. Recommendations of developing study habits are a must in gaining a successful educational experience.
Study habits can vary between students, but ensuring that you dedicate a couple of hours during your day to your studies is key. If something occurs and you can’t, make sure you make up that time over the following days to avoid falling behind. Putting study habits in place not only benefits your studies, but your personal and professional life too.
From this, you should also consider having an organised study section, where everything you need is readily available, and you do not have to go looking around the house or office. That way you pay attention to the task at hand and have no distractions around you. That being said, remember to take study breaks, as this ensures more productivity. Study breaks should be scheduled periodically – and in that time, you may want to consider undertaking some light exercise to stimulate your brain.
Just remember student support can only assist you so far, it requires self- determination and your own initiative to track your MBA progress. Measure your work, and don’t forget to acknowledge your achievements. When there is a will there is a way, you just have to be willing to oversee it.
This article was written by Helen Choi on behalf of the Australian Institute of Business. All opinions are that of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of AIB.