IE participated in a Bloomberg Businessweek survey that collected MBA students´ opinions about online vs. in-person learning.
While MBA students were generally disappointed with the shift to online learning, there are some features of virtual classes they liked—and want to see continued even after in-person instruction resumes. For example, more than 11.5% of the surveyed students said that classes should be recorded so they could rewatch them.
As Adhiraj Didwania, an IMBA student, said: “For subjects or topics that are important to me, it would be great to go back and view critical portions again in case I need a future reference.” When the COVID crisis hit, he continued taking classes from his home in India, and he plans to become a product manager at a large technology company when he graduates.
IE in particular has worked hard to incorporate the “best of both worlds” into our International MBA. The in-person experience is irreplaceable, but we also value flexibility to allow all students to participate no matter their personal situation. This is Liquid Learning at IE.