What is it Like to Learn in an Online MBA Program? Two USC Students Share Their Experiences
At the University of Southern California, we focus on building a strong community of business professionals, through a combination of academic rigor in our online MBA, encouraging collaboration and a global network of Trojan alumni. We’re especially proud to have been featured in a Poets & Quants article profiling students from the Best Online MBA programs in 2018.
Read two USC students’ insights about learning in an online environment and the OMBA program below, or read the full article here.
Katie Cockrell — Verizon Account Supervisor at MRM//McCann
One of the things that students are often concerned about when considering an online MBA is the depth of social interaction students can have. As Katie pointed out, this is one of the aspects of USC’s MBA Degree online, that surprised her.
“One thing I didn’t expect going into the program was the quality of friendships I would build with my cohort. Starting an online program, one of the things you worry about missing out on are the online education, networking and relationship-building activities. Luckily this wasn’t the case! I was happily surprised to find our cohort messaging each other daily, meeting up regularly, and developing lasting relationships.”
Nidhi Modhi — Principal Software Engineer at Dell Technologies
For other students, flexibility is one of the biggest benefits of pursuing an MBA online; not just because many students, including Nidhi, are busy running their own businesses, but because asynchronous learning gives them opportunities to reinforce topics that require additional emphasis.
“Carefully designed video lectures with very high production quality took us through difficult concepts with ease. These pre-recorded video lectures are rich, dense and help explain the concepts extremely well. The asynchronous delivery mechanism gave me the liberty to prepare the topics to my satisfaction at my own pace.”
About the USC Marshall School of Business
USC Marshall is one of the premier business schools in the U.S. and internationally recognized as a home for path-breaking research that emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and social responsibility. The USC Online MBA from the Marshall School of Business is built to help students succeed in the digitally driven business landscape, providing a curriculum focused on the practical skills expected of today’s global leaders. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Marshall brings undergraduate and graduate students a unique perspective on the world, including global opportunities for experiential learning. The vibrant and active Trojan alumni community includes more than 89,000 people in 92 countries.