How to succeed in business school – 5 success secrets for new students
Succeeding in a business school depends on a wide range of factors. But the good thing is – these factors are all within your reach and mostly depends on how you utilize the opportunities during the MBA year.
Sure, business school involves a whole lot more work than you can imagine and can be really daunting and stressful to a new student. But armed with the right idea, any student can pass through the school with good success as easily as a knife through a piece of cake.
We’ve outlined a few tips from various top students in business school and MBA in Italy in this article to help you. As a freshman, go through this article and get ready for a good ride through your years in the school
Research your school’s curriculum and professors
You’ll find picking your classes in business school a lot harder than in your undergraduate years. Before stepping into the school, ensure you find out as much about your school professors and curriculum as possible.
Different business schools have different curriculum and core requirements. Find out about what’s required of you in your freshman year so you don’t move blindly through the school.
Find what motivates you
While in school you’ll find a whole lot of studies and ideas that will change your view of the world. You’ll find lots of concepts and ideas that will both intimate and excite you.
But you cannot study all at the same time – doing that may take you a whole lifetime – something you don’t want to ever happen. You have to find among those seas of business concepts, ideas, and knowledge, one that easily excites you and make you want to wake up each day to pursue. “… and once you find it, pursue it with all your energy and your success is guaranteed” – Ian
Set your priorities
It’s very tempting to follow the herd mentality in a business school especially as a freshman but don’t – it’s really dangerous and can waste your precious time in business school.
You don’t have to do all that every one of your course mates is doing. Once you find your motivations set priorities to ensure you pursue them first before doing other things. Sure you’ll miss a lot but remember you can’t have the time to do all you’d loved to do. Keep your priorities simple and straightforward.
Join students professional organizations
Business school is more of networking and networking than you’d think. Academic work is important – no doubt – but networking also plays a huge role in your success in business schools.
Join students professional organizations to meet new people and students with like passions and you’ll find yourself with a lot of views on how to solve different problems.
You’re in because you can do it. Don’t lose your confidence because you find the workload and everything a little challenging and overwhelming at first. It all gets easier as you move higher.
“Believe in yourself and stay confident and you will find every other thing falling into place” – Josh.