We’ve seen greater interest in online MBA programs of late as more business schools offer this option for students needing greater flexibility. Thanks to a brand-new part-time online MBA format launching at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, working professionals will have another path toward earning an MBA degree simultaneously as of fall 2019.
“At Michigan Ross, we are deeply committed to preparing students for success in the ever-changing world of business,” said Scott DeRue, the Edward J. Frey Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, when introducing the new format. “We’re delivering the same high-quality Michigan Ross education using a flexible design that brings together innovations in digital education with our deep commitment to action-based learning.”
Above all, the mark of a high-quality online MBA program lies in who is providing the instruction. Current Ross professors will provide all instruction, guidance, and group activities, the school says.
And while experiential learning is now the norm at most traditional business school programs, online MBA programs also recognize the value of bringing real business courses to life and some have introduced similar opportunities for their students as well. Therefore, the Ross’s signature action-based learning experience, Multidisciplinary Action Project (MAP), will be required of online MBA students.
The school also states that admissions standards will be as rigorous as the other Ross Part-Time MBA programs.
A Mix of Learning Opportunities
The Ross School says it will feature a mix of learning opportunities to provide a holistic, thorough, and personalized business education experience, including:
- Courses that include both self-guided study and live, online class sessions led by a Ross professor
- Elective course options, allowing students to customize their studies based on professional goals
- Three in-person residencies on the Ross campus focused on leadership, business transformation, and innovation
“We are dedicated to providing a broader base of working professionals with a high-quality Michigan Ross education, plus the flexibility, academic rigor, and support they need to succeed in business today and in the future,” said Wally Hopp, associate dean for Part-Time MBA. “With the addition of the Online MBA, Michigan Ross will continue to lead and define the future of business education.”
Ultimately, an online MBA program makes perfect sense for many busy professionals as a way to achieve their career goals through a flexible format that adapts to their schedule. Whichever program you choose in your MBA journey, a great fit with your goals and lifestyle will ensure the best results from application to graduation.
Visit michiganross.umich.edu/programs/online-mba for more information.