Other Reasons to Attend Class
The business school experience is not a carefree college experience. The whole point of enrolling in business school is to attend class with other people who are studying the same thing. If you can't make yourself go to class because of disinterest or a similar reason, business school may not be the right place for you.
Attending class is also important to ensure that you do not miss something. If you don’t get the proper amount of instruction in a specific topic, you may have difficulty writing your next case study analysis or passing your next exam. And let's face it--keeping up with the business school curriculum is difficult enough as is. There is no sense in making it any harder simply because you didn't feel like going to class.
Is It Ever Okay to Not Attend Class?
There are definitely good reasons to miss a class. If there is a death in the family or if you are incredibly ill, most professors will understand your absence and may even take time to give you a private overview of what you've missed. Other good excuses include a mandatory event at your place of employment or an opportunity that trumps the advantage of attending a single class.
What to Do if You Know You Will Be Missing a Class
- If you know that you will be missing several classes in a row, speak to your professor.
- Find out if you missed any handouts or other important information.
- Try not to miss any homework assignments. Get assignments from your professor or a classmate if necessary.
- Ask a classmate to share his or her notes with you after class.
- Meet with your study group so that you can review any information you may have missed.