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Clemson plans MBA Online launch in 2019

Staff Report //March 23, 2018//

Clemson plans MBA Online launch in 2019

Staff Report //March 23, 2018//

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Students seeking an MBA will soon have more options at Clemson University through a new online program, scheduled to launch in Fall 2019.

Greg Pickett, director of MBA programs and senior associate dean of the College of Business at Clemson, said the new offering, called MBA Online, is a “customized approach to earning an advanced business degree that gives students choices.”

Students soon can receive an MBA their way: entirely online, either in a real-time, interactive setting or through specially designed coursework they can access as their schedules permit, according to a news release.

“This model allows students to consume their education in real time or on their own time. And the ‘own time’ lecture model isn’t simply a recorded version of the interactive, real-time lecture. It utilizes many digital components and instructional design learning supplements that give remote students a complete Clemson MBA experience,” Pickett said, in the release.

He said 24 months of testing and building content has commenced, including technological upgrades to classrooms.

“We are building content and testing the technology to fine-tune the experience for our online students,” he said. “The flexibility and innovativeness MBA Online will deliver to students who can’t be physically here will be high quality in content and delivery.”

Jane Layton, MBA academic program director, said MBA Online was borne out of need and a desire to meet students’ evolving learning preferences.

“The program we are building will enable working professionals, including those who are transferred after starting the program, to finish their degrees at Clemson from a location of their choice. And, for those whose schedules simply don’t allow for a structured class routine, this will enable them to learn whenever and wherever they want,” she said, in the release.