What Can You Expect From the Online MBA Student Experience?

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Speaker 1:
Students who enroll in the KU Online program are beginning the journey to earn their degree and become a leader in the industry. Whether you're pursuing an MBA or our graduate certificate, our curriculum will guide you through building a foundation in current business theory and practices. Through KU Connect, students are taught by the same dedicated faculty as our on-campus programs and have access to a learning environment that allows them to engage and collaborate with their instructors and peers. As part of our guided learning experience, students are given weekly assignments and goals that become more challenging as they learn new concepts and are evaluated on defined course objectives. As you work through your courses, you'll be able to track your progress, watch video lectures or participate in live class sessions and group projects over the web.

If you need a little guidance, there's someone available to offer you support and assistance. Our KU technical support team is available 24/7 to help you troubleshoot any technological problems, from KU email issues to accessing KU Connect content from the web or mobile. When you enroll in the KU Online MBA program, you're never alone. You'll become part of a network of thousands of Jayhawks, representing an institution whose mission is to educate leaders, build healthy communities and make discoveries that change the world.

Students in the University of Kansas School of Business online MBA program get the same amazing education offered on campus, with the convenience of a learn-from-anywhere classroom environment. The KU Online Classroom enhances the student experience through:

  • Easy navigation
  • Automatic course progress tracking
  • Interactive learning tools
  • Multimedia presentations

See what the KU Online Classroom looks like and learn more about the components that make up the dynamic student experience of the online MBA program at the KU School of Business.

Canvas Student Mobile App

All students in our online graduate programs use Canvas Student, which is available for all mobile devices. Canvas Student provides access to course videos and readings, and it allows students to experience interactive course materials any time of day, no matter where they are. But it's also far more than a database of coursework. Through Canvas Student, online students can:

  • Participate in class discussions
  • Collaborate with classmates around the country
  • Communicate with instructors
  • Complete and turn in assignments

iOS users can download the Canvas Student mobile app on the Apple App Store.
Android users can download the Canvas Student mobile app on the Google Play Store.

The Canvas Student mobile app allows for learning on the go, from any connected tablet or smartphone device. Forget having to drive to class or relocate to campus; now you can earn your online MBA from the palm of your hand, wherever and whenever it is convenient for you.

The Canvas Student mobile app makes taking online classes more conducive to busy lifestyles. Whether you're working full time and want to study on your lunch break, or you want to catch up on class while you're on vacation, the mobile app enables you to fit your course work into your schedule.

"Canvas made it super easy to meet or interact. I have the app on my phone so anytime someone messaged me I knew about it and could respond right away. This entire program is enhancing my skills to be able to communicate with people across the world.“ — Maura Durkin, MBA '22 Candidate

A Student's Perspective

Hear from recent KU online MBA graduate, Jeffrey LaPlante about the unique benefits and flexibility of this program.

From military to online MBA to civilian success
From military to online MBA to civilian success
From military to online MBA to civilian success

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Jeffrey LaPlante:
My name is Jeffrey LaPlante, and I'm a graduate of the KU Online MBA Program. I have three other master's degrees, but I wanted something to give me a strong, solid foundation in the business world as I transition from the military into my civilian jobs. So I chose an MBA program to give me that basis. One of the best things about the MBA Online Program from KU is it allowed me and my current duties, US Army, to fit it into my daily routine.

At the time that I applied, I was transferring from Hawaii and moving my family to Missouri. I then moved to Saudi Arabia and the program followed me through there. I finally ended up in Florida where I finished my coursework working at MacDill Air Force Base, and the program enabled me to keep that sequence going through the entire time. The MBA has helped me greatly as I transitioned from my military life through retirement into the civilian sector. It has enabled me to set myself apart from other applicants and job placement, and it has done worlds of good for me as I took on my new role as a program manager.

Contact the University of Kansas for More Information

From the KU Online Classroom to your Student Success Coordinator, the student experience in the KU online MBA is tailored to meet the needs of our students. If you have any questions about the online student experience that aren’t addressed here, reach out to an admissions outreach advisor.


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