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The importance of interaction in web-based education: A program-level case study of online MBA courses
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Though interaction is often billed as a significant component of successful online learning, empirical evidence of its importance as well as practical guidance or specific interaction techniques continue to be lacking. In response, this study utilizes both quantitative and

A review of case-based learning practices in an online MBA program: A program-level case study
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This study examines how a case-based learning approach was used and facilitated in online business education. Perceptions of students and instructors regarding the practices of case-based learning in online environments are explored in terms of instructional design

What do online MBA professors have to say about online teaching
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Online MBA programs have grown exponentially in recent years. Yet, the prevailing literature indicates that research on online MBA education remains extremely limited. This article summarizes 28 instructor interviews from those teaching online courses in an online

Lessons from launching an online MBA program
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Abstract The College of Business at San Diego State University embarked on a pilot project to introduce an online version of its MBA program in the spring of 2000. The College of Business at SDSU is one of the largest in the nation, with over 000 enrolled students. The

Can online MBA programmes allow professional working mothers to balance work, family, and career progression A case study in China
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Career progression is a general concern of professional working mothers in China. The purpose of this paper is to report a qualitative study of Chinese professional working mothers that explored the perceptions of online Masters of Business Administration ( MBA )

UMUCs online MBA program: A case study of cost-effectiveness and the implications for large-scale programs
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University of Maryland University College has a 53-year history of serving adult, part-time students. This non-traditional student population has provided the university with the unique opportunity to explore a variety of course delivery methods. As a result, UMUC has offered

Virtual team learning in online MBA education: An empirical investigation
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Online MBA education has a great potential to meet the needs of busy professionals and reduce education costs, which is especially attractive given that funding for university education has been cut for years. Few studies have been conducted to examine how

Online MBA orientation program: Some best practices
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Since many of our courses use the case-study method of analysis, we introduce students to this way of learning during the orientation. Students read a short summary on case methodology and its educational benefits. Although the orientation coach has limited time to

A case study of one online MBA program: Lessons from the first iteration of an innovative educational experience
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Online learning has evolved over the past four years into a growing vehicle for providing adults with new skills, updated information, and knowledge, often through degree programs. With unemployment at its lowest level in decades and talented individuals difficult to retain

Validation the measures for Intention to Enroll an Online MBA Program
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This study to validate the measures for the determinants that influence the students intention to enroll an online MBA program, in particular USM online MBA . About 180 questionnaires were distributed to the adult who has obtained at least a bachelors degree and the

Online professional education: A case study of an MBA program through its transition to an online model
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Recently a large corporation joined with a large southeastern universitys College of Business MBA program to create a distance MBA program uniquely suited to the corporations high level workers needs to obtain the degree while they continue working

Managing the online learning revolution in an MBA course: Quality assurance through strategic development
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As online education becomes more commonplace so does the competition for students and the concomitant need to keep up with technology and best practice. In an environment where massive open online courses (MOOCs) are proving to be a disruptive innovation to

Online MBA asynchronous discussion workload and value perceptions for instructors and learners: Working toward an integrated educational model for
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This paper reviews the outcomes of a year-long survey examining the perceived workload and value of asynchronous discussion shared by MBA adult learners and instructors engaged in the same classes. Results are characterized for each stakeholder group

The online MBA : A competing values matrix
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With the proliferation of MBA programs worldwide comes increasing differentiation between program offerings, including the online or virtual MBA . Increasing demand for distance learning has lead to the evolution of a variety of online strategies and structures. Differences

Adding value: Open online learning and the MBA
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A range of issues have emerged through the design of a MOOC project known as Gateway MBA . The Gateway MBA Project aims to extend the MBA Programme at Northampton Business School and this MOOC has a number of intentions. From a pedagogical

Creativity in online courses: Perceptions of MBA student
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Creativity is a key competency skill sought after by many employers. And yet, one of the major criticisms of business schools relates to its lack of programs that promote creative and/or innovative thinking. This could be compounded by the fact that a large number of

To go or not to go: The online decision for MBA programs
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This article addresses critical issues for consideration when deciding whether an MBA program should go online . First, background information on various types of distance learning is provided followed by a discussion regarding research on the effectiveness of

Antecedents of online purchasing intention among MBA students: The case of university Utara Malaysia using the partial least squares approach
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The drastic increaseof the rate of internet usage has greatly influencedthe peoples life style, in general, and the consumers intentions towards online shopping behavior, in particular. This study was designed to focus on the social orientation and personal values and attitudes

An Examination of Assessment Methods Used in Online MBA Courses
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The importance of assessment methods for teaching and learning is well documented in the literature of education (eg, Brown, Bull, Pendlebury). Instructors can indicate what they think is important for students to learn through the assessment methods they use. From

How to increase student retention in MBA programs with an online element
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The data, collected from MBA students who participated in a blended distance learning MBA program which included online courses as an integral part of the program support the model, shows that the most important thing to influence both retention and recommendations