4 Areas Where Students Receive Support Throughout The MBA
Whether you’re a first time student, or someone who is returning to higher education, the level of support you receive throughout the MBA will be important to your success. When undertaking the MBA via distance learning, a common misconception is that there is less support available to you. As a student of AIB, this is absolutely not the case, with a number of high quality support networks at your disposal. Here are some of the ways distance learning students can access support that you may not have been aware of.
1. Experienced academics
While distance learning students do not interact with teaching staff in person, fully accredited institutions like AIB employ experienced academics who are on hand to answer any questions via email and telephone. Whether you require clarification on the marks you have received, further explanation on a topic, study tips or simply wish to discuss whether you’re on the right track – our academics are there to give you support throughout the MBA. AIB’s teaching faculty comprises of those with both academic qualifications as well as practical business experience, to ensure that students gain the most practical education possible.
2. State-of-the-art online library
As a distance learning student, often you can be studying in a remote location, or on a business trip. This therefore makes it difficult to go to a library to research content for your assignments. When studying with AIB, one of areas of support throughout the MBA is in the form of an online library, giving you access to thousands of high quality journal articles. No matter where you are in the world, you can enjoy access to this resource simply with internet connection.
3. Online discussion forums
When studying via distance learning, all students and academic staff have access to the AIB online learning portal. On the portal, students have the opportunity to engage in discussion boards to chat about anything from assignments to learning materials. This allows for students to support each other despite studying from distance, and to pose questions to each other to further their learning. Teaching staff also engage on these boards, answering questions where necessary, and overseeing the content which is discussed.
4. Administrative support
Never fear if you have not studied recently – AIB’s friendly student relations staff will be able to help you. Student relations staff can advise on everything from how to properly construct an essay, to tips for exam preparation and general study advice. They are on hand to guide students every step of the way, whether they’re based locally in Adelaide, or elsewhere in the world. As their name suggests, student support are there to support students throughout the MBA with any difficulties they may have.
What do you think?
Can you think of any other areas where students receive support throughout the MBA to add to the list? I’d love to hear from both current and past distance learning students to learn of their experiences. Comment below to share your views.
This article was written by Laura Hutton on behalf of the Australian Institute of Business. All opinions are that of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of AIB.