Master These Study Tips Before Mastering Business Administration

Whether you’re sitting in the foundation course classes or, chilling with your friends at RACERS Cafe, scoring highest marks in your MBA is a common desire that you all have. As it is one common myth that students who have scored the highest, get placed at the earliest. But, mostly we forget that statements which, although seems true, are nevertheless misleading us in a bigger picture. But, the desire of scoring highest in your batch is quite considerable. And, to make it a reality, every one of you possibly planning to get started with the MBA curriculum in a corner of your mind.

But, how easy the path of balancing career success and family commitments to fulfil extra requirements of a rigorous business administration program seem to you. Scheduling tasks, planning routines, and showing ‘I’m perfectly fine with this two-sided stress’ might help you cope up with the first few months of MBA. But, we want you to complete the two-year long MBA race more as a tortoise than a rabbit. We want you to climb on the ladder of success by marching slowly and learning deeply. To make you understand and seek the real tricks of “time management for better study intakes”, we’ve outlined these pointers below that will help you survive the curriculum smartly.

1.Study Time Blocks: The trick of allotting study time and enjoying decided breaks

Creating time blocks for the study is one of the most effective time management skills that help students with effective study habits. As your semester begins, simply write down all the subjects you’ve and develop a planner with allotting time to study. On average, 50 minutes time blocks are more than enough for one subject. But, if you feel tired of studying some subjects for around 50 minutes, then make the blocks of 30 minutes. Keep space for at least 15-20 minutes break in each time block as these small breaks will help you get energized again.

Pro Tip: Schedule blocks of time when you are the most productive. Figure out whether you’re a morning person or a night owl and plan accordingly.

2. Forecasting & Following: The trick of effectively follow the short-term schedules

How many times you create a monthly study planner and follow it for three-four days. Almost every time, right? Well, this is where we all take the idea of creating a planner wrong. Instead of making monthly study planners, try creating a term calendar and weekly schedule. Where the term calendar helps you to remember all your important dates, activities and deadlines, your weekly schedule allows you to add new tasks and track weekly progress.

Pro Tip: Your term calendar must include assignments with their due dates, class tests, and other extracurricular activities & events, whereas your weekly schedule should be updated every Sunday.

3. Reinventing ‘Dead Time’: The trick of utilizing your free time wisely

If not wrong, 40% of our daily time is referred to as dead time as we see those small snippets of time insignificant. Dead time is something that we could use smartly but often ignore to do so. For example: During our time of commute, we can either read a book or listen to a podcast instead of music. These small activities can change our mindset of ‘feeling tired’ and turn it into ‘capable of doing things’ once reach the destination. Similarly, you can carry e-books and paper notes and study from them in between the empty space of time.

Pro Tip: If you are a daily scholar and invests more than half hour in travelling, then you’ve plenty of dead time to use wisely.

You can easily get numerous ways to effectively manage time & study at google. But if you genuinely follow these three tips in your MBA, you will be able to alleviate stress and claim success. Developing time management skills is a journey that goes hand-to-hand with your MBA journey. And, you as an MBA student needs to excel in both the journeys. Let us know what other tricks you follow to successfully manage your time and score better. We would love to hear some of your management wisdom!