IE Business School Online Masters
Atul Tannan
February 20, 2011

All glory comes from daring to begin.”  — Ware. Eugene F.

Before talking about the courses and weekly schedule of an online MBA, I’d like to share with you how the online course works:

The most important components of the online classes are: A) Online Forum Discussions  B) Being able to watch the lecture again if needed and C) Working around the Globe with an intellectual team.

Online Discussions – When one takes a normal class, one comes prepared for that day’s agenda and is able to answer questions that the teacher asks; it’s an on the spot thing. The biggest advantage of an online discussion is that everyone gets the time to THINK, read, scour the internet and then compile well-thought out answers. This not only raises the level of discussions but also allows the students to learn from each other’s perspective.

In Marketing, our teacher posted YouTube videos, advertisements and even launches of new products to teach using real examples from the world.  As a working professional it gives one the time to imagine that situation in real life and share real life examples with rest of the students. By end of the week you’ve soaked and memorized every bit of information regarding that principle with plenty of examples taken from the real world, books and internet.

In Accounting we were able to bring in different companies’ balance sheets and study them in detail. In a normal class you would not be able to do this. Here we were able to post a link from the internet right away and ask the teacher and the class questions regarding that particular balance sheet. Another member would repeat this process using a different balance sheet. Again, this method gives you time to understand, interpret and make a suitable judgment on the case at hand.

This process is very practical as it uses real life examples and gives the student enough time to prepare, just as it would be required in a real life situation. You can imagine the quality of the discussion when a diverse group from around the world is in discussion using the IE platform.

The next most important part of the GMBA course is Teamwork.

Stay tuned to find out about what it is like for students from different cities to work together over the internet across different time zones and meet deadlines for projects 🙂 …. coming up next week!!


nice article i have bookmarked it

Comment by Rajesh — May 8, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

Interesting approach for the online teaching, the internet is more present everywhere and in every university using eg moodle platform (i saw hat you are study marketing and the online marketing is also a very powerful instrument).
It is interesting how school brings together some bright people that act as a team.

Comment by Optimizare Seo — June 28, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

It is great idea for the marketing combining with the real life examples. Internet marketing is the most popular method for business success that means SEO and SEM is involved. Nice approach.

Comment by naymin — July 18, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

Nice article! I am going to bookmark it and show it to my friends at my company.

Comment by Lform a Web Design Company — July 20, 2011 @ 7:27 pm

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Comment by Atul Tannan — July 20, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

“All glory comes from daring to begin.” – this it’s so true!
The online classes are very well web 2.0 oriented,because the forum discussions are going hand in hand with learning. it is a greater challenge to have a higher IQ team to work with!

Comment by Andreea — March 27, 2014 @ 7:11 pm
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