News • August 02, 2021

MBA+ program at CBU offers new virtual synchronous-learning option

MBA+ program at CBU offers new virtual synchronous-learning option

Riverside, Calif. (Aug. 2, 2021) – This fall, the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business will offer a new MBA program at California Baptist University.

The program, called MBA+, is a one-year, virtual synchronous-learning option for students who are looking for flexibility and accountability.

MBA+ is a result of the changes made and lessons learned in response to the pandemic, said Dr. Tad Hove, assistant dean for graduate programs in the School of Business.

“As we have now generated an abundance of knowledge and great outcomes in the area of virtual synchronous delivery methods, it seemed foolish to just abandon the assets we have,” Hove said. “In addition, students have inquired as to this modality over the past three semesters.”

The new program is different than typical online MBA programs, which provide asynchronous lectures. MBA+ offers a synchronous model. Students log in at a specified time for a live class session, allowing for group and faculty interaction. Networking with fellow students and faculty in real time is a critical part of the MBA+ experience, Hove said.

“MBA+ is aimed at graduate learners with the desire to have a synchronous delivery and a continued networking atmosphere,” Hove said.

Additionally, the MBA+ will host a five-day, on-campus intensive during both the fall and spring semesters.

“This brings the university, the classroom and the learning experience to the student without the time commitment of the traditional face-to-face programs,” Hove said.

The program curriculum will be current with domestic and global business trends, while instruction will simulate modern, real-world work environments of virtual conferences and meetings, Hove said. Courses for the 36-unit program run Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

For more information on MBA+, click here.

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