Category: Full-Time MBA

Part-Time MBA vs Full-Time MBA

Part-Time MBA vs Full-Time MBA

The value of earning an MBA degree has never been higher. For students, the financial return on investment is usually quite significant. Just as important, and sometimes overlooked, is the value to the organizations and communities today’s MBA graduates are being trained to deliver. The need for principled leaders who can create and manage viable businesses that meet the needs of individuals and society is on display everywhere we look. Fortunately, there are also more pathways to earning an MBA than ever. A common question we answer is which MBA is the right fit for me — a Part-Time...

Books as Self-Care: Using This Moment To Become a Better Leader

Books as Self-Care: Using This Moment To Become a Better Leader

When was the last time you read a good book? I’m not talking about textbook excerpts or required readings from a syllabus. Really think. How long has it been since you read a good book? I love to read, but if I’m being honest, most of the reading I’ve done in the last year and a half has not been of my own volition. So, when a box arrived for me in the mail on Monday, I could hardly wait to open it. Inside, was a collection of 19 books that I had ordered using my Social Enterprise Fellowship...

Goizueta Business School

Value of an MBA: Is an MBA Worth It?

The business environment of today requires leaders who are skilled at managing much more than the bottom line. The relationship between business and society has enormous implications and has never been more critical. As evidence, consider how over 180 of the nation’s top CEOs have redefined the purpose of a corporation, through the guidance of The Business Roundtable just over a year ago. Of course shareholders are not forgotten, but the prominence of employees, suppliers, and communities is a notable evolution.  So what does that mean for the value of an MBA? Is it still worth the investment? That...

Enjoying a mojito while having lunch at a hotel in the Blue Mountains, Jamaica’s longest and highest mountain range, with Jamaica’s south eastern coastline as a backdrop.

Give Yourself Grace: My 5 Tips for Surviving Virtual Classes

I think we can all agree that this is not how we planned or thought our business school journey would go. Many of us came to school to expand our network, and though we may have accomplished that, it is unfortunate that we weren’t able to do it in the same way that previous classes have. Even though this situation has been incredibly hard, here are a few things I’ve done to keep my head above water and to have some semblance of a “normal” business school experience: Remind myself that I’m paying for this experience. As business school...

Goizueta Gives’ Partnership with 21st Century Leaders Continues Despite Ongoing Pandemic

In 2018 when I happened to visit Goizueta during the school’s annual Inside Goizueta Diversity Conference, I met Karina de Sousa 19MBA, a Social Enterprise at Goizueta (SE@G) fellow. She spoke very highly of the organization. Since then, I knew that if accepted to Goizueta, I wanted to get involved in one or more of the clubs that sat under SE@G. Fast forward to my Core semester in the fall of 2019, I met Sam Oldroyd 20MBA, the then-vice president of Goizueta Gives, a community service–oriented club whose mission is to have a positive impact on the greater Georgia community by connecting students...

Career development is team coached at Goizueta Business School

Career development is team coached at Goizueta Business School

The recruiting journey for the One-Year program at Goizueta Business School can be a bit, well, fast and furious. We start the program in May, complete the core semester from May to August, and begin official on-campus recruiting as early as September! I came in ready to jump in and apply myself to career preparation, and I knew Goizueta provided additional support along the way. Still, I was pleasantly surprised at how willing members of the Goizueta Business School community were to assist me in my recruiting journey. The preparation began in the Spring, before I even attended orientation....

Balancing Summer Core with kids

Balancing Core and parenting

The summer Core is an intense 12 weeks with seemingly every waking minute occupied for all 84 days. Before MBA I worked nearly 10 years in the offshore oil and gas industry and rarely worked more than a 40-hour week when I was not offshore. I had plenty of time with my wife and three kids (ages 3, 5, and 5). Truthfully, I worked 60–80 hours for each of those 12 weeks of summer Core. If you are considering the one-year program or any MBA program while trying to raise some decent kids this probably sounds like quite a...

Full-time ’20 and ’21, and one-year ’21 students with Professor Jan Barton (right corner) after touring a samba school in Rio de Janeiro

GEM Experience in Brazil

As the day for MSMs approached, tensions grew high. “Would we still be able to go to South Korea or would the trip be canceled?” I wondered. The coronavirus was already spreading at an alarming rate through Asia and threatened our prospect of exploring business and culture in an Asian country. Given that I spent a semester in China while in college, I was really looking forward to immersing myself in another Asian country’s culture and business practices. It soon became clear that it would be too dangerous to travel to South Korea, and the trip was unfortunately canceled....