Graduate students must learn a different set of study skills from undergraduate students. As a graduate student, you are required to be very focused on your specific area of study. You must also know how to budget your time and pick up on study habits that work for you. Here are three helpful study tips for business school graduate students:
1. Know Your Concentration
Graduate students are expected to be enthusiastic knowledge seekers in their specific fields of study. Whether you have a concentration in financial services, sports management, or leadership, you will be taught subjects in a very in-depth and specific manner. As such, you may have to adjust the way you absorb information both in and out of class.
2. Learn How to Memorize Information
Considering your courses will be geared toward specific topics, you will have to learn how to memorize information. The best way to do this is to repeat information until it becomes permanently ingrained. In addition to repetition, try to use as many senses as possible. Read, listen, write, and say information out loud. The more senses you involve, the more likely you are to commit information to memory.
3. Analyze, Argue and Present Your Point of View
While memorization is vital, you will also benefit from gaining a clear understanding of information conceptually. In-depth analysis demonstrates your knowledge on a topic. At the graduate level, everything becomes increasingly specific. Analysis, the ability to clearly and concisely argue a point, and the ability to present your views are critical. Look over all required readings, and spend time focusing on sections that apply specifically to what you are learning.
Students at Lipscomb University must study diligently in order to succeed. To learn more about our programs and concentrations, call us at (615) 966-1833. We offer a variety of concentrations at our business school, including accounting and sports management.