Start Fresh: MBA Tips to Succeed This Year

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing, and classes have started. With each new academic year, there is the opportunity to put your best foot forward in your classes.

Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Paige Wolf, shared the following MBA tips to succeed at Mason:

  1. Take advantage of the time in the classroom for learning and reinforcement of material you’ve read in preparation. If you get distracted when using your computer on other non-course-related material you miss out on valuable time for learning.
  2. Get involved in the MBA Student Association. Go to the social events to expand your network and build stronger relationships with those in your cohort and other business students.
  3. Reach out early to your faculty if you are having trouble with the material. The module courses are short, so it’s best to not allow yourself to get behind.

In addition to these MBA tips, we recommend carefully managing your time and worrying less about your grades and focusing more on learning. Remember that graduate school is not the end of the road but a stepping stone to the next phase of your career. Following these MBA tips to succeed will help you get the most from the program this year and any additional years you have in graduate school.

Located in the metro Washington, D.C., area, George Mason’s MBA Program, prepares the next generation of business leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership. It prepares graduates with the skills they need to pursue the careers they want.

Mason’s MBA program is ranked #74 on the “Best Part-time MBA” list by U. S. News & World Report. Dedicated career services staff offers personalized career consulting services to students during the program and alumni after graduation.

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Rebecca Diemer

I serve as the associate director for MBA Programs at George Mason University's School of Business.

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