It is the end of the semester, and I, like many others, take this time to reflect on our courses from the previous semesters. As I was riding down the highway today, I looked at the trees along the way. Typically, I pay attention to the leaves, but today I noticed the tree trunks from the ground to where the greenery starts. The trees were beautiful on this cloudy day, and I thought it would have made a pretty photograph. As I observed the tree trunks, I reflected on how they are like the beginning of the Reinhardt University Advantage MBA program.
BUS 601 in the Reinhardt Advantage MBA Builds a Base
In the first course in the program, BUS 601 (Managing the Organization), we take the time to build the base of those tree trunks. We spend time in familiarizing our new MBA students to the program, to both the course and program expectations, and to the use of the online library. We talk about how to use of scholarly, peer-reviewed articles, and also we examine current events in how they relate to the course. We take a structured approach so that our MBA students get used to going to school again. We focus on being “Effective Executives” and using our time wisely because many students are working full-time while earning an MBA. All of these things help us to build the foundation for learning, and in a way, we are building those “tree trunks” so that Reinhardt MBA students can excel and thrive so that the beautiful greenery can be seen.
Reinhardt Advantage MBA Students Are Using What They Learn
Our MBA students are able to use what they learn in the program and apply it to their careers. Many of our students get promotions, new jobs or open their own businesses — they fulfill their professional or personal dreams. As with the trees, we all need to build that strong base in order to grow and become what we want to be and do what we want to do.
If you are interested in applying to be part of the Reinhardt Advantage MBA Class of 2015, attend an information session on June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Reinhardt’s North Fulton Center (4100 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta, Ga. 30005-4442 – directions > http://www.reinhardt.edu/OurStory/Directions/directionsNF.html