MBA anywhere, anytime

|CHRR, Guide to Management & Executive Development|Last Updated: 06/19/2002

Just as technology is transforming the world of business, it is changing the world of business education.

Some people maintain students get the most from an MBA experience when they spend time with experts in the same classroom, or when working with other students to solve problems and tackle case studies. But Peter Carr, director, Centre for Innovative Management at Athabasca University in Edmonton, says these precepts are dated.

Students can learn just as much, and collaborate just as effectively, sitting beside one another in cyberspace as they can sitting beside each other at the same desk. Indeed, the success of the Athabasca program would suggest a growing number of people agree with Carr.