Crain’s Chicago Business led an article about the balance between online flexibility and in-person networking in MBA programs by describing NLU’s program and quoting Catherine Honig, Ph.D., director of the MBA program.
The article described how Honig recorded a class lecture and put it on the cloud, but gathered all students virtually in real time for a live chat forum. Such an approach meets students’ needs for flexibility because the class was offered online, but it also fulfills their desire to network by letting them engage with each other. Some of the value of an MBA comes from networking, the magazine pointed out.
Writer Judith Ruiz-Branch also wrapped up the article quoting Honig saying that NLU’s goal is to meet MBA students’ needs.