Imperial College Business School’s Global Online MBA is changing the way we learn. The award-winning technology used to create The Hub means that students are able to fit their studies around work, family and other commitments. We spoke to three Global Online MBA students who shared images of studying in different locations and around busy lives. The images provide an insight into the flexibility of the programme, and the use of technology for learning and creating a culture of collaboration and community – meaning students get the best of both worlds.
“With a love of the outdoors, the flexibility of the Global Online MBA is key to me. It’s always great to push limits. With the right clothing and getting over the mountain to just in range of a mobile network, it was possible to attend the latest online session in the Digital Business elective whilst moving across the border from Norway into Sweden. Although taking off the gloves to participate in detail in the always lively and engaging group discussions was a little more challenging!” Adam Tacy is a British Global Online MBA student living in Sweden and is in the January 2016 cohort.
“Even with my hectic work, family and study schedule, I will still make time to keep myself fit. Here I am reading a text book on my iPad to prepare for the Financial and Management Accounting module in between 10 lap sets of swimming. That’s the beauty of technology and the flexibility of Imperial’s Global Online MBA programme.” Sheikh Rahman is a Global Online MBA student living in Malaysia. Sheikh is in the January 2017 cohort.
“After three extensive weeks of business travel and a long day in the office today, I get to relax in my lounge reading an assignment that’s due whilst listening to my other half tuning his guitar playing a smooth melody. The flexible set-up of the Global Online MBA means that studying becomes an integral part of your lifestyle.” Jihane Mamouri is a French Global Online MBA student living in the UK. Jihane is in the January 2017 class.
“Being a busy professional and an active parent, I always look for every opportunity to recap on my study. Here I am reviewing a video by Professor Mark Kennedy from the Organisational Behaviour module during my commute to work.” Sheikh Rahman is a Global Online MBA student living in Malaysia. Sheikh is in the January 2017 cohort.
“Being 3,000 feet up and deep in the Arctic Circle and away from civilisation and electricity is never an excuse to avoid catching up on the various Global Online MBA readings and lectures. Simply loading them onto my iPad before setting off is a (thankfully) light-weight option to stick in my pulka for pulling along on a 100+km holiday. There is nothing nicer than putting your feet up by your self-made fire in the safety of the next mountain hut at the end of the day and spending a few moments studying some fundamental business theory by candlelight, and perhaps a whisky.” Adam Tacy is a British Global Online MBA student living in Sweden. Adam is in the January 2016 cohort.