Getting Started; the Most Important Step

Uncertainty often prevents people from getting started. Philosopher Lao Tzu said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Taking one small action, though often daunting, can propel you toward success.  Procrastination is defined as putting off intentionally the doing of something that should be done. Though it’s challenging, small steps taken over time have the potential to grow exponentially.

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does   anything.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Success is not an event, it is a process. Once you gain the awareness that you’d like to begin striving for more, you can make choices each day that aid in attaining your goals. It can be helpful to map out the circumstances that you need to create, to gain momentum. List action items that are as tangible as possible. This will assist in motivating you to continue forward. As your momentum builds, remain focused and accountable. Track your actions to gauge what has resulted in success and what we can learn from, or not repeat in the future.

Often, life long learners feel hesitant to return to the scholastic environment because they’ve been away for so long.  We’re here to assist with the process if you’re looking to take the next step in your educational goals.




AACSB Accreditation

Enrolling in graduate business school is a huge decision. One place to start is to consider their accreditation; specifically with the AACSB.  The AACSB or  Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International is a voluntary, non-governmental accrediting agency that oversees the standardization of collegiate schools of business and accounting nationwide.

Gaining AACSB accreditation, is no joke! It’s not just something that a school checks off the list. Accepting and pursuing this approval is a long-term commitment made by the institution to provide the highest level of quality education deliverable to its students. It’s tracked and quantified and re-reviewed every 5 years in order to stay relevant.

By attending a school that is AACSB accredited, you’ll know that engagement, innovation, and impact are at the forefront of the curricula and learning environment; these are the three pillars.

It’s been shown that this honor, increases students chances at landing a valued, and often higher paying job. Employers are more inclined to recruit students who they know have ultimately gained the necessary skills and knowledge needed to be productive and innovative in the workforce.

UMass Boston’s MBA (Master’s of Business Administration) is an immersive management program at a Tier One business school. Our MBA maintains strict AACSB accreditation. Our flexible program is a 12 course streamlined curriculum, with no prerequisites, designed to develop the skills you need to make complex, real-world business decisions. Lets get you started as a part of the engagement, innovation and impact being fostered within the UMass Boston College of Management.