Myth - In virtual education there is no live interaction with the faculty. Students can’t ask questions directly and answers doesn’t come immediately from the faculty.
Fact - Virtual education is equipped with tools like raise hand and chat box, where candidates get immediate solution to their queries. With the technological bliss, it is almost like residential program experience.
Myth - It is one way communication where faculty reads presentation already uploaded on system.
Fact - It is two way communications, where faculty can take anyone or multiple students on video mode for case study or project discussion. Faculty uses presentation, virtual white board to elaborate the topics. Also, there are polling and file sharing options for more interactivity and involvement of the students.
Myth - Online Programs and certification doesn’t have market value.
Fact - Online education has earned a respectful position in the corporate world. Prominent corporates like Airtel, Nestle, Godrej, Accenture, Bajaj, Abott healthcare and many more opt online education from the top b schools for the training and development of their Manpower/Employees. Even now, students get sponsorships form their companies for these Hi-end virtual programs. Market now understand the virtual program outcome and without doubt value these certifications and most importantly LEARNING from these programs.
Myth - I am already an MBA and these certification programs and eMBA programs may not help me. These are designed for non MBA professionals.
Fact - 65% applicants of the Executive Programs (short term, one year or 2 year programs) are MBA’s.
Myth -Virtual education doesn’t guarantee placement so no direct benefits to the students.
Fact - Yes there are no direct placements but while doing job when the certification is attained from top b schools simultaneously; it certainly equip students to get higher roles within organization or within industry. The best outcome of any online program is “Change in the thought Process” and that comes only from brand institute learning. We need to understand why any B School is a brand otcomes in Top 10 or Top 20 B Schools, it is because of Course Content, faculty and Delivery. In Virtual education all three ingredients are integral part thus benefitting students in the best way.
Myth - Virtual Certifications are expensive and doesn’t value to money.
Fact - (Here we don’t criticize residential programs, but sharing an example to prove the above statement a myth. Residential programs have their own charm). For a residential program candidates need to leave job (take one year package loss into consideration) then join program in the campus (food, hostel, travel expense), program cost which is always higher than any Virtual program. This way virtual program cost almost 10 times lesser than residential program. At the same time value doesn’t differ when you are learnt from the program.
Myth - Alumni status is for namesake and doesn’t benefit students at all.
Fact - Alumni status of any B school is the biggest asset. Students get online access to Alumni Portal. They are invited to alumni meets. The professional network of student’s own batch and Alumniscertainly enable them to get more learnings and opportunities for career growth.