David Stewart, senior director of graduate programs at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, and John Morris, CTO and director of operations for the University’s Center for Graduate studies in Sacramento, recently presented at the EMBA Tech conference held in San Francisco.
At the conference, Stewart introduced Drexel and LeBow, and discussed the success of the College’s LEAD MBA in Sacramento – a degree program with a hybrid format that combines face-to-face delivery and virtual delivery via videoconferencing and online meetings with professors in Philadelphia. Morris discussed the technology requirements and challenges that arise when converting a traditionally face-to-face MBA program into a successful hybrid educational experience.
“Drexel is mindful of the significant challenges facing executive learners, and we have successfully harnessed technology to create a highly effectively integrated learning environment for our LEAD MBA students on both coasts,” Morris says.
The EMBA Technology Conference provides an opportunity for leaders in graduate business education to discuss the rapid growth of the internet, the emergence of new forms of connectivity, and the appearance of new media, which have changed both the way business is conducted and the way professional education is shaped. The conference was attended by 18 other universities.