23 May 2023

How to Prepare for Your Online MBA Program

Author: Seb Murray

For working professionals who have been out of school for a while, getting back into the groove of becoming a student can be a challenge

One big attraction to an Online MBA is the flexibility for participants to combine their work with study, so they can continue earning an income while upgrading their credentials. But that is a tall task. For many working professionals who enrol in these programs, it can be a shock to the system becoming a student again after years in employment. Therefore, preparation is key.

“It is important that students put a strategy in place in order to be ready to fully commit to the program while continuing with the same busy life that they had before the MBA. They need to take into consideration the time they need to invest, and how they can have a good work-study balance,” says Valentina Armini, head of admissions and enrolment for executive programs at Milan’s POLIMI Graduate School of Management.

These plans must already have been put in place months before the beginning of the program, she adds, so that participants can prepare for becoming a student again. “What drives them is the curiosity and willingness to take on a new challenge,” Armini says.

Happily, POLIMI supports Online MBA students from the moment they first show an interest in the program. “After an initial screening, they go through a selection process, which allows them to show their skills and to understand more about the school and our program. Once their participation has been confirmed, they are put in contact with our International Student Office, which supports them with any administrative matters and with finding accommodation if they are moving to Milan,” Armini explains. […]

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23 May 2023

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