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FAQ’s

1Are the degrees / qualifications the same as those offered on campus?

ANSWER :

Yes, the standards are equivalent. All are awards of the respective Universities. When you complete your MBA your diploma and university transcript will say “Master of Business Administration,” just like students who earn the MBA on campus.

2Who are the faculty teaching on the online programmes?

ANSWER :

Online courses are developed and taught by qualified faculty. All of the faculty members are approved by the University before teaching on the programme. Every faculty member holds at least a Master's MBA or above in a field related to the subject he/she teaches .Most faculty also have significant teaching and industry experience.

3Are the courses self-paced?

ANSWER :

No, the online courses are not self-paced. Each course begins on a fixed day at the start of a semester and ends on the last day of a semester. Most modules are normally spread over 8/10 weeks(may vary in some cases). Students will have a course schedule with assignments due throughout the term on specified dates.

However, students do have flexibility each week in deciding when they access the online material; in addition there are live class sessions that meet at set times online.

4Will I need to travel abroad to complete my degree?

ANSWER :

No. Students will not be required to leave their home countries. They can complete their degrees staying at home.

5What is it like to take an online class?

ANSWER :

In a typical online course, the instructor will have an online syllabus that outlines the assignments and course activities on a weekly schedule. Most courses will combine assigned readings from textbooks and other materials, online exercises, problems, or activities put together by the instructor, interactive discussions on cases, situations, or questions posed by the instructor, and assigned group or individual projects or papers. In a normal week, students will be expected to attend the live lectures and tutorials, complete the assigned readings from the text book and other resources, go over the lecture notes, live interactive audio meetings provided and participate in the asynchronous discussion boards. In certain weeks assignments may be due. These have to be turned in on time to avoid penalty.

6How can there be discussions in an online environment?

ANSWER :

Which says the online interaction is done by “chat”, to “real time interactive Audio conversations with the Faculty and other students in the class”.

7How can I ask the faculty questions?

ANSWER :

Students can meet with faculty members and ask questions during assigned office hours through live interactive audio meetings. Students can use email to communicate directly with the faculty, who will usually respond within a day or so.

8Will students be able to access the university library?

ANSWER :

Students have access to the University electronic library via the internet, including a large database of research engines and full-text materials. Students will receive an ID number that will allow access to these materials. Students who can come to a Support College campus will have full access to all library materials and facilities.

9What computer hardware and software do I need?

ANSWER :

Students will need access to a reliable Internet service provider with at least a 256 Kbps connection speed (preferable a 1 Mbps connection speed), a headphones with mike , and an email account that supports attachments. All students will be required to go through a comprehensive induction programme that will enable them to get comfortable with the online mode of study. Technical help for the synchronous web conferencing technology used to deliver live classes as well as the Moodle platform will be available 24/7 on-line and by telephone (at fixed times).

10 Where can I take the final exams?

ANSWER :

A list of approved proctor sites will be made available to the students. Some of the proctor sites where exams can be taken include WINC OL support colleges and the British Council offices in approved locations.

11What help is available to me during my study and how can I avail of it?

ANSWER :

Each student will be assigned an Advisor, who will invariably be a faculty member teaching during the semester. The Advisor will be the first point of contact for the student for issues relating to a module or the programme as a whole. Students can also avail pastoral and non academic counseling counsel from a counselor who is available on chat twice a week. The counselor can also be approached via email on other days. Further, there is a helpdesk where the students can log their complaints or seek assistance.

Issues relating to exams, dropping a course, transcripts, time tables etc may be addressed to

angelo.dsouza@gmail.com

Technical questions can be emailed to

helpdesk@theonlinecampus.co

Enquiries requesting pastoral counseling support can be emailed to angelo.dsouza@gmail.com

Enquiries relating to fees and other financial issues can be emailed to angelo.dsouza@gmail.com

12How can I get started?

ANSWER :

Once you have decided on your programme of study, students may download the application form from www.theonlinecampus.co. After applying online, send the following scanned documents to angelo.dsouza@gmail.com

  • Attested copies of the qualifying degree.
  • At least one letter of reference
  • 3 passport size photos
  • Passport copy, copies of work permit/labour card for identification