At the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, MBA Online students share the same “phenomenal” and “supportive” professors as their on-campus counterparts, but benefit from the “convenience” and “accessibility” of an entirely online format. Students choose the University of Utah for its “great reputation” and “cutting-edge” outlook.
When they arrive, they love how “the program is run extremely effectively” and that the “administration is always responsive and accommodating.” One student remarks, “My e-mails are answered within one hour, even at 2 a.m.” Members of the program all attend a three-day on-campus residency during their first year, which students say is “fantastic.” “There was a perfect mix of lectures, group work, mixers, and time to get to know our instructors.” MBA Online’s major strengths are “the quality and accessibility of the instructors and the tools and assignments used to create a collaborative environment.”
“The professors are amazing in their skills . . . They are so supportive and truly want to help us understand and apply the material to our real lives.” Technologically, “lectures are top-quality and easy to view,” and the online discussions are “great.” As a student notes, “We are all miles apart, but online sessions make it possible for us all to collaborate just like we are all in the same classroom.” Fellow students have “a great deal of work experience, which lends itself to discussions” and “have a surprising amount of international experiences”:
“We have engineers of various fields, doctors, entrepreneurs, [and] business majors.” These “eclectic” and “strategic” classmates are “all high-caliber’ and excellent contributors “to group projects.” The University of Utah utilizes proprietary encoding technology, also used by Netflix, to ensure that video content is playable on all devices. As students can access course lectures on the go, the online format “helps with the work-balance that wouldn’t have been possible with an on-campus program.” “Work is scheduled into weekly modules that are manageable,” and the “program is also very good about releasing materials before [the] semester begins so that students can get a jumpstart on the week.” Overall, the “amazing” faculty and staff “do whatever they can to help” students “feel comfortable and valued.”