Technology Management MBA Introduces Online Blended Learning

We’ve heard from our students a desire for more flexibility and we’re listening. With you in mind, the Technology Management MBA program is making changes to the academic calendar and course delivery. Starting in 2020, the new (and improved) schedule will include a combination of our traditional, network-building, in-person classes with one partially online class per quarter. This new blended learning structure allows us to reduce the weekend schedule to five in-person Saturday classes per quarter rather than the current ten Saturdays per quarter. This change seeks to provide you greater balance between your academic life, professional life, and personal life.

One Online Class Per Quarter

Under the new calendar, one class per quarter is conducted online in a primarily remote format. This is comprised of weekly online coursework and scheduled online meetings in real time, designated as “Foster Live” sessions. These are synchronous class sessions led in real time by the course professor. The Foster Live platform allows professors to field student questions, lead group discussions, and place students into simultaneous breakout groups.

Flexible Online

Flexible online

  • Recorded live streaming lectures
  • Interactive and monitored discussion boards
  • Podcasts
  • Video conferencing
  • Active learning assessments

Scheduled Online

Scheduled online

  • Two to three Foster Live sessions per quarter on Thursdays with faculty and fellow classmates
  • Virtual team simulations
  • Real-time course discussions

Same Dynamic Curriculum. More Flexibility.

While we are offering a new delivery model, TMMBA’s world class MBA curriculum remains the same. No content is cut under this new format, rather in-person class sessions are condensed to twelve weeknights and five Saturdays per quarter down from twelve weeknights and ten Saturdays per quarter. We are confident that the increased flexibility will provide students the space and freedom to further excel.

“We are thrilled to introduce aspects of the blended learning model pioneered by the Foster School through its Hybrid MBA program” says Erin Aselas, Director of the Technology Management MBA program. “This tech-enhanced format benefits the accelerated nature of our program. TMMBA is still the fastest pathway to an MBA at Foster, now with increased flexibility to meet the needs of today’s dynamic tech professional.”

TMMBA sample weekly schedule

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In converting one course per quarter into the synchronous online format, we focused primarily on quantitative-heavy courses which lend themselves to more individually driven workflow.

Courses Converting to Hybrid Format

  • Statistical Analysis of Data
  • Decision Modeling
  • Corporate Finance
  • Global Strategy
  • Tools for Big Data


We hope that you are as excited about these changes to the TMMBA program as we are! To learn more about our curriculum, please visit the TMMBA webpage or reach out to our team at [email protected].

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