The Wall Street Journal interviewed directors of EMBA programs across the country regarding the stress that students endure while studying. Executive MBA students juggle careers, home life, and coursework – a seemingly impossible about amount of commitment. It’s not unusual for EMBA students to face increased competition for their executive positions at work when they are absent for their studies, and the additional 20 to 30 hours of work spent studying each week cuts deeply into restorative time spent with family.
To prepare students and their families for the inevitable stresses of their EMBA program, the Goizueta Business School at Emory University uses The Birkman Method®assessment to help students become aware of their own Stress Behavior.
Executive M.B.A. students are used to juggling the demands of high-octane careers and family life. But add in 20 to 30 hours a week of class work, and that balancing act can become overwhelming.