Two USC Students Share Their Online MBA Experiences

What is it Like to Learn in an Online MBA Program? Two USC Students Share Their Experiences

At the University of Southern California, we focus on building a strong community of business professionals, through a combination of academic rigor in our online MBA, encouraging collaboration and a global network of Trojan alumni. We’re especially proud to have been featured in a Poets & Quants article profiling students from the Best Online MBA programs in 2018.

Read two USC students’ insights about learning in an online environment and the OMBA program below, or read the full article here.

Katie Cockrell — Verizon Account Supervisor at MRM//McCann

One of the things that students are often concerned about when considering an online MBA is the depth of social interaction students can have. As Katie pointed out, this is one of the aspects of USC’s program that surprised her.

“One thing I didn’t expect going into the program was the quality of friendships I would build with my cohort. Starting an online program, one of the things you worry about missing out on are the networking and relationship-building activities. Luckily this wasn’t the case! I was happily surprised to find our cohort messaging each other daily, meeting up regularly, and developing lasting relationships.”

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Nidhi Modhi — Principal Software Engineer at Dell Technologies

For other students, flexibility is one of the biggest benefits of pursuing an MBA online; not just because many students, including Nidhi, are busy running their own businesses, but because asynchronous learning gives them opportunities to reinforce topics that require additional emphasis.

“Carefully designed video lectures with very high production quality took us through difficult concepts with ease. These pre-recorded video lectures are rich, dense and help explain the concepts extremely well. The asynchronous delivery mechanism gave me the liberty to prepare the topics to my satisfaction at my own pace.”

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