When you get done with your educational experience the challenge will be, especially related to the length of your recovery period, making sure you don’t forget the most valuable parts of what you’ve learned.
If you’ve been through school before (which all of you have) you’ll be able to list hundreds of things you learned, never used, and have since forgotten. 95% of my French vocabulary is gone. Even my koine Greek vocabulary, which is more recently studied and more often used, is greatly diminished from what I knew at the end of my last Greek test. And could you diagram a sentence today? I’m betting you hesitated there, just like I did when I thought about it. “Maaaaaaybeeeeeeee?????”
The good news is once you use the knowledge for something valuable to you it comes back quickly. The bad news is that it still takes deliberate action and most of us, when finishing school, have huge numbers of responsibilities that get sucked quickly into the vacuum created by school ending, and no longer needing that 20-25 hours each week for your degree program.
One way to make sure you use it before you lose it, is to find others who can benefit from what you’ve learned and who would be interested in some one on one “learning time.” It takes some effort, and you won’t likely find anyone who wants to learn everything, but you may be able to find 1-3 people who will want to learn about your HR module or the finance module and help keep it fresh.
Another way that might work for you is before all the time is allocated to new/old items that you’re “saving” not going to school, set aside 2 hours or so each week to review one course and write down 3-4 ways you can apply what you’ve learned in your current job.
Hopefully you’re reading this near the end of a successful attempt to change horses midstream, or you can bookmark it for later, but make sure you don’t invest 18 months and 1000+ hours of time into a learning experience only to have a degree to put on the wall, but nothing that makes you better at your work. No matter what job you have, or are working to attain, there is much in the EMBA curriculum that will allow you to shine as a worker and catch the attention of whoever is making that decision you’re concerned about related to raise, promotion, transfer, etc.