The online MBA program has several specializations: Finance/accounting, cybersecurity, cyber policy, insurance and risk management, and health care management. What are some of the advantages of each?
Let’s start with cybersecurity and cyber policy. It is mind-blowing to think about how every portion of our lives today has some connection to the internet and cyberspace. From our financial records to our identities to fair elections in this country, everything hinges around issues of cybersecurity. Business people must be keenly aware of cyber issues, and a cybersecurity MBA helps provide that knowledge.
Our finance/accounting specialization allows students to hone those skills and prepare for today’s business marketplace with a solid set of financial analysis and accounting tools that will allow them to succeed and exceed.
As for health care, if you think about how important an MBA can be in the health field today, it's almost incomprehensible. Health care in the United States is changing rapidly right now. I think we are going to see periods of rapid change for at least another decade until we as Americans can settle into how we really think health care should look. The health care MBA is a fantastic way to prepare students to be nimble professionals in a very important industry in the United States.
What are the live classroom sessions in the online MBA program?
This is another very intentional and unique feature of our program, which serves to be as flexible as possible for today’s students. We built high-tech classrooms on campus with features like tracking cameras and voice-activated motion sensors that allow students to attend a live class in a number of ways. If they happen to be near Utica, New York, they can join us in the physical classroom. Otherwise, the student can join the same live class via our virtual classroom portal hosted by WebEx. In the live session, they can see and engage with their classmates and the professor. Students can also view archived recordings of each live class session at a later date. We’ve actually had online MBA students who were passing through Utica stop in and attend the live class.
Do students enjoy the live MBA classes?
The response has been great! More than 75 percent of our online MBA students attend live classes in any given week with some choosing to do this exclusively while others flow back and forth between asynchronous learning and an all-live world. We are leveraging technology so that students can choose to attend class and learn in the way that is most successful for them. Take a look at the MBA live classroom session in action!
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