WHY STUDY ONLINE
Did you know? At Kaplan Business School, our online MBA receives the highest ratings in our student evaluation surveys of any KBS course – and that’s consistent every trimester!
Studying online takes dedication and self-discipline, but it can also be an extremely engaging, stimulating and rewarding experience.
This is because, with online study, you have the benefit of:
Our flexible online teaching method means you can fit study around your busy schedule. Study 100% online or mix face-to-face with online subjects. Our engaging multi-modal learning platform is available 24/7. Attend the live weekly webinars or listen to the recorded versions later – it’s all about what suits you!
Studying online doesn’t mean you’re alone. In fact, you will have access to the same student support services as on-campus students. This includes our dedicated Student Experience team, Careers Central and Academic Success Centre. Plus, you will be connected to a network of over 500 online tutors who can provide guidance on a range of study skills and subjects.
Our online learning platform features an easy-to-use, intuitive navigation system that will allow you to engage with a wide range of interactive learning materials including videos, podcasts, quizzes, forums and glossaries. All recommended readings are available to download without needing to purchase any textbooks.
Enrich your skills by collaborating regularly through the lively interactive forums with other online students from all over the world. As a result, you’ll be introduced to culturally diverse ideas that will add a global perspective to your learning experience.
IMPORTANT ONLINE STUDY UPDATE
After a very successful and smooth transition to online delivery of all subjects and courses in Trimester 2, 2020, we wanted to share an exciting update. In the midst of uncertainty regarding international travel restrictions, we want to ensure you can apply with the confidence of knowing you can start and complete your studies online with Kaplan Business School.
Therefore, we are making the commitment to offer online study delivery for all our courses and for the duration of your entire course. This means every subject that is offered face-to-face is now also offered in online delivery mode. You may even choose for a blended learning experience, mixing face-to-face with online subjects.**
We hope this guarantee provides added stability and security if you are considering enrolling to study online with us. Some things to note:
- As with face-to-face delivery, students should monitor subject availability to ensure they can progress with their tailored study plan.
- DHA visa requirements may apply for international students so please visit Homeaffairs.gov.au for more information.
HOW IT WORKS
It’s simple! MyKBS will be your one-stop online learning platform for access to all your course content including subject outlines and assessment briefs.
Here you’ll also find links to live and recorded workshops and engage in a wide range of interactive online learning materials each week, available 24/7. For MBA students these materials include:
- Interactive forums
OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY
We know that feeling connected and supported is especially important for our online student community.
As part of your online student experience at KBS, you will have access to:
STUDENT EXPERIENCE OFFICERS
At KBS we pride ourselves on our student support services. In fact, Kaplan Business School was a finalist in the category of student support at the PIEonneer Awards 2019. From the moment you enrol to graduation, you will be able to contact your Student Experience Officer via KHUB Live Chat to receive help on a range of topics.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTRE
Your dedicated Learning Advisors are available to deliver personalised academic support sessions over the phone or online. This includes help with referencing, essay and report writing, presentation delivery, academic language skills and more.
Your lecturers and academic leaders are available to answer any questions you may have via your individual subject forums.
KBS has an extensive library of online resources and journal subscriptions, including the Harvard Business Collection which gives you access to more than 600 newly published e-books written by academics and business leaders.
Our Careers Advisors are available via phone or email to help you across a range of career services including employment opportunities and virtual internships. You will also have access to one-on-one career coaching and online workshops on topics such as resume writing and networking.
You will have free access to confidential counselling appointments held either over the phone or online.
HOW TO SUCCEED
Follow these tips to keep you on track to succeed:
- Attend an online orientation session when you enrol.
- Try to set aside regular times to study each week or month so you can stay on top of the coursework. Remember, our Student Experience Team can help you set up an academic plan to guide you.
- Try to attend and engage in your webinars as much as possible. It will give you the opportunity to ask questions live, and you’ll meet some great people!
- Make sure to ask for help if you need it.
We also have a great collection of blogs with advice and tips to help you get the most out of your online study experience. You can check some of them out here:
* If you are an international student wanting to study online in Australia, you may be aware that strict online study limits apply. For more information please visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/
** Subject to visa conditions and subject availability.