Greg Hanifee is the Associate Dean of the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network. This article originally appeared on the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC)’s Graduate Management News.
As education technology continues to make inroads into higher education institutions, business schools are facing a sea change away from the traditional classroom learning model.
As my peers and I discussed at the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)’s 2016 Leadership Conference, business schools are increasingly supplementing classroom learning with online offerings for a blended experience. Continue Reading
Onboarding advice for organizations big and small
Most people understand the importance of a good first impression. So on our first day with a new company, we arrive early. Maybe we overdress. We know that starting out strong will make it easier to succeed in the long run. Continue Reading
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Orientation Week is a week-long immersion taken at the beginning of the Kellogg Executive MBA Program. Elsy Ocejo, the cohort ambassador for EMP 104, shares her tips for making the most out of the week.
By Elsy Ocejo
For most Executive MBA students, at least one decade has passed since being a student. It’s easy for anxiety to take over. You have a full-time job and a family to add to the equation.
Orientation Week will be one of the most overwhelming, challenging and rewarding weeks of your life. You will thrive if you have the right mindset and take advantage of the tools given during this week. Continue Reading
By Tedd Patel ’17
“Show up. Keep up. Step up!”
When I think of those words from Colette Feldges during the first day of orientation, I see just how insightful her advice was. Those words went right into my Kellogg journal, and they continue to shape the way I approach being a new student in the Kellogg community.
Let’s face it: We’re all here to get an MBA degree from a top, global program. We understand that achieving this milestone will help us reach our future career goals. Beyond that, the Kellogg program has so much more to offer, but it’s up to each person to decide how much he or she wants to contribute and invest. Continue Reading
Students use learned strategies to negotiate among global peers during Global Network Week.
Global Network Week offers students a valuable opportunity to work with fellow peers from around the world. But what happens when you put them head-to-head, with each side confronting an organizational issue from a different angle?
The answer, according to Greg Hanifee, associate dean of the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network, is the perfect cross-cultural experience — one that questions your methods and perspective while strengthening your skills for future on-the-job challenges.
For most Executive MBA students, a global experience means an extended stay with your cohort in another part of the world. While there can be value in the bonding that occurs on those global trips, the interactivity with local professionals is often limited to site visits and guest speakers.
But at Kellogg, all students are immersed into a global classroom in the first year of the program.
Every August, first-year Kellogg students have the chance to learn and work alongside peers from across the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network during Global Network Week, an immersive six-day offering on the Evanston Campus.
Greg Hanifee, associate dean of the Executive MBA Global Network, shared more insight on the value of Global Network Week for Kellogg students. Continue Reading