MBA Programmes Update – April 2020

As our students, colleagues and alumni face a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty, Executive MBA Programme Director, Emma Watton shares an update about the initial response and early-stage adaptions being made for our teaching and community. You can also read an update from our EMBA in Ghana.

“We have some challenging months ahead with all of us facing uncertainties and concerns over our families, friends and loved ones. The romantic poet William Wordsworth described complex and critical moments like this as ‘spots of time’ where pleasure or pain occurs. Here at Lancaster we are committed to continuing to provide support for all of our EMBA students and alumni during this painful spot of time.

For the summer term the EMBA programme has gone fully online with a recognition that all of us need to be more flexible around ways to study and learn with our cohorts in the UK, Ghana and Malaysia. The speed of adjustment by both academic tutors and professional services staff has been incredible and I am deeply indebted to everyone.

We know that for some students being able to carry on with their studies or continued learning offers some level of normality. For others, being focused on studying at the moment is really hard for many different reasons. To help we have several options available to students during the crisis. Please email executivemba@lancaster.ac.uk for further details.

Of course, for all of us the dichotomy is that what pushes us physically apart in the short term will bring us closer together in the long term. Stay safe, keep well and be there for one another. We look forward to seeing you face to face soon.”

Emma Watton, Executive MBA Programme Director

 Ghana update

In an effort to protect the safety and wellbeing of the community, Lancaster University Ghana suspended on-campus classes and activities from Monday, 16 March 2020. This was following the Ghanaian Government’s mandate to all Educational Institutions after the first COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the country.

The current Executive module has been redesigned into an online delivery, which includes a combination of pre-recorded lectures, forum discussions and live-streamed sessions with the module tutor from the UK campus. Registry has also adapted to these changes by providing online support for systems, Faculty and EMBA students in the current cohort. Students have also been placed in smaller groups based on location to make their online tasks easier, and for more effective interactions.

 

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