What Can You Expect From the Online MBA Student Experience?
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 Connect learning platform enhances the online student experience with:
- Easy navigation
- Automatic course progress tracking
- Interactive learning tools
- Multimedia presentations
See what the KU online MBA day-to-day 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.
After scheduling your first semester of classes, you'll gain access to KU Connect, the online program’s digital interface and your home base during your studies. Designed to simplify the online experience and keep the curriculum organized, KU Connect provides direct access to courses, syllabi, course work, assignments and your peers, all through an easy-to-use digital dashboard. This platform features intuitive navigation, integrated multimedia and robust tools that foster deeper engagement and collaboration.
Each course delivered through this interface is organized in a series of modules that guide your progress each step of the way, so you know what's expected of you as you advance and can check on your grades at any time. KU Connect streamlines your resources, so you can hit the ground running in an engaging learning environment. Check out a guided tour of KU Connect here.
The KU Connect 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 KU Connect 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.
In the online MBA program, you'll learn from KU faculty who are renowned for their academic and professional success within the field of business. KU School of Business faculty prepare students to face the challenges of a career in business in an ever-evolving global marketplace. And instead of clamoring for face time with your professors in a classroom, you can get in touch with them online whenever it’s convenient for you.
While studying at KU, you'll become part of a broader student community of your peers. Your relationships within this community can help you to build and expand your professional network as a Jayhawk, with access to thousands of business professional alumni. Our online environment and mobile app make establishing and strengthening these relationships easier than ever, allowing you to connect and communicate with your classmates and instructors as you go. Check out our blog posts to learn more about how to network in an online MBA program, as well as the importance of an alumni network.
The KU School of Business is committed to ensuring that students receive the support they need to succeed. We know online students have unique needs, and we’re here to help every step of the way.
From the Admissions Advisors you consult as you apply to and enroll in the program to your personal Student Success Coordinator and 24/7 tech support services, you can be sure we've crafted the online academic experience with you in mind.
Student Success Coordinator
From enrollment to graduation, your Student Success Coordinator is your go-to university contact. They'll help you navigate the program, connect with resources across the university and ensure you're on track to reach your long-term goals. They understand the challenges of managing a work-life balance as an online student and will be the support system you need to stay focused.
Your Student Success Coordinator will be in touch with you to discuss course registration and financial aid services and to provide further information about any program-specific questions you may have, from your acceptance into the program until you graduate.
The KU technical support team is available to help you troubleshoot any problems you might experience with our technology. They are available 24/7 for assistance with KU Connect, KU email, and any issues that may arise while accessing content on supported mobile devices.
Contact KU tech support any time:
Please allow up to two hours for an email response.
Given that the online MBA program is considered part-time and generally requires only 15 to 20 hours of work per week, we aim to make the most of your time with recorded lectures, research, class discussions and self-reflection. Our classes integrate experiential learning, relevant and timely subject matter into nearly every facet of the online MBA program by encouraging students to put business principles into action by practicing with simulations and tackling realistic, modern scenarios. The availability of group tutoring is contingent on student demand.
A Student's Perspective
Hear from recent KU online MBA graduate, Jeffrey LaPlante about the unique benefits and flexibility of this program.
Contact the University of Kansas for More Information
From KU Connect to your Student Success Coordinator, the online student experience in the KU online MBA is tailored to meet the needs of our online students. If you have any questions about the online student experience that aren’t addressed here, reach out to an Admissions Advisor.