Students all over the world profit from online degree programs and they make schooling more open and scalable.
Variety of courses; reduced tuition fees; a more relaxed learning environment; simplicity and flexibility; improved capacity to concentrate; and the ability to remain with the career are only a couple of the benefits.
Jessica Cooke, Dunnhumby Lead Media Strategist – Nestle Client Team Manager on the UCL School of Management’s online MBA, appreciated the versatility of being able to match her studies around her job and personal life.
“The professor’s ability to both communicate challenging topics and encourage stimulating discussion through a non-traditional online classroom format has surpassed all of my expectations,” she added.
But why did she choose this particular program? One such element was the atmosphere of the business school. “UCL is searching for students who are excited about studying, not just for three letters at the end of their name,” she explained.
“Because my classmates come from virtually every continent and every industry, the cohort lacks a conventional or standard approach. In the United Kingdom, I work in the consumer goods sector. Learning from friends in Australia who work in architecture, government, and even interior design has helped me extend my horizons to new sectors and cultures.”
Although online degrees are by their very nature discrete, it doesn’t mean networking opportunities aren’t ample.
One of the surprising results of Jessica’s online MBA was the relationships she developed with her classmates. She wrote, ”
Iain Cooper, Jacobs’ Global Director of Intellectual Property, preferred SoM’s online MBA over a full-time MBA because he needed to get his MBA from a global school while working full-time in Saudi Arabia – and the online MBA fulfilled all of his criteria.
Iain knew what to expect because he had recently trained at the postgraduate level. “The program’s agile and organized delivery model helps me to schedule my week ahead of time in order to balance family, work, and research commitments,” he said.
Iain also said that his sense of belonging to the university shocked him. “Given that the curriculum is almost exclusively online, I didn’t expect to feel as related to my cohort, faculty, and organization as I do,” he said.
“Our entire cohort feels profoundly linked to the university and its past, and we are proud to be a part of a new chapter of the UCL narrative as the first UCL MBA cohort.”
Nicoleta Minoiu Enache, who is also a member of ESCP’s EMIB, was fascinated by the new content, which addressed subjects such as policy, human resources management, and digital media, and featured case studies from recent business scenarios.
“The online portal runs seamlessly, even in the middle of a pandemic,” she added. We are among the fortunate few who have been able to pursue our research without interruption.”
Online students often mention consistency and flexibility, but at the core of online education is the technology and how it can better form education.
“Today’s technical world offers powerful ways to exchange information that go far beyond conventional written text by video,” Nicoleta clarified.