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Marty Lawlor

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What makes a smart team?

Posted by Marty Lawlor on Apr 19, 2017 1:46:06 PM

I recently stumbled across a New York Times article I had saved from January of 2015 entitled: Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others.  I had originally clipped it because of the importance of teamwork in our Executive MBA (EMBA) program—seventy-five percent of our courses include a team deliverable—and feedback from students suggests that working with others can be the most rewarding or the most maddening part of the EMBA experience.

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Topics: MBA, EMBA, team

Un-frequently Asked Questions: M2BA – A Meaningful MBA Experience

Posted by Marty Lawlor on Feb 25, 2015 12:50:00 PM
As program director for an online Executive MBA program, I speak to many prospective students, and field numerous questions about the program. Most of the inquiries have to do with the operations or outcomes of the program—the time commitment each week, the technology used for delivery, the cohort model, or ROI for the program, to name a few.I am surprised, however, by the questions that often don’tget asked: “Will I think differently as a result of this program?” “Will my colleagues view me differently?” “Will I form meaningful relationships with my cohort or instructors?” “Will I have the confidence to lead a major project when I’m done with the program?” I’ve concluded that, for many applicants, pursuing an MBA degree is perceived as a relatively simple exchange—take these courses; receive your degree.
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Topics: higher education, online learning