Professor Ioannis Kokkoris has been speaking about the new Global MBA with the Hong Kong Standard.
Following the launch event that took place last week at Hong Kong’s International Commerce Centre, the MBA Programme Director described how students will experience the programme.
“The course is fully online and fully flexible”, he said. “They can tailor-make the course to their needs – doing more modules if they have time or work on a particular module at a particular time.”
The programme is delivered through a Virtual Learning Environment, where students will be able to access learning materials and communicate with staff and fellow students.
Equally, the use of communicative technologies, including popular messaging apps, will be encouraged.
“The virtual space will allow students to pose questions and get a response,” Kokkoris explains.
“Online tutors will also post questions and get students to discuss among themselves. It’s an interactive and engaging environment.”
“Tailor-made for managers”
The Global MBA offers a number of specialist pathways, including Law, Finance, and Leadership.
Students who take at least three elective modules and their final project from any one pathway will be able to graduate with a specialist MBA in that discipline.
This is one of the ways in which the University of London programme differs from competitors.
“The new Global MBA program is tailor-made for managers,” said Kokkoris.
“All the modules will be taught in a way that addresses specific areas of management.”
Professor Ioannis Kokkoris holds a Chair in Law and Economics at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary. He is also Executive Director of the Institute for Global Law, Economics and Finance.