The theme of this new MBA program is "Leading through Innovation with Technology and People."
The program will utilize the most cutting-edge teaching techniques in classrooms and online. It is a part-time program that uses a 10-week quarter schedule that is designed to be completed in two years by a cohort of students. The program will use a 'blended' format of instruction where students meet face-to-face with faculty once every 3 weeks in Harrisonburg during a week night, meet online in a synchronous format the other weeks, and utilize other advanced asynchronous teaching instruction, such as simulations and multimedia cases. Most of our professors, who have long been recognized as superior teachers, have experience with online teaching from our Infosec MBA Program, making us uniquely qualified to excel at this blended format of instruction.
The JMU Innovation Program enhances content integration by having each core course paired with another course. The professors of the course determine the best way for the pair of courses to be integrated. The program also includes three multi-disciplinary courses: Strategic Management, Ethics & Social Responsibility, and Management of Innovation and Technology.
The Cultural Awareness Experience course includes an international trip, where students will learn about cultural differences in a way that can not be accomplished in a classroom. The location of these trips will vary yearly and will include destinations such as China, India or Europe. The international trip will include numerous visits to both business and cultural sites.
The theme of our program, "Leading through Innovation with Technology and People," starts with leadership. In addition to learning about leadership theories in class, students will participate in a Leadership Development Program throughout the program. Each student will be assigned an experienced manager as a mentor/coach.
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The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)