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Distance Learning MBAs Build Team Skills

Open University Business School’s Associate Dean says that distance learning enhances team-work skills

By  Giulia Cambieri

Sun Jun 26 2011


Doing a distant learning MBA can enhance your team skills and your ability to work independently says Mike Lucas, Associate Dean of the Open University Business School.

Motivating yourself to study while fulfilling other commitments is obviously an exercise in working independently but, argues Lucas, using new technologies to collaborate with other students is also useful. You learn to work as a team with people who aren’t in the same country, or even continent as you – an essential skill in today’s globalised workplace.

Lucas adds also says that alumni of Open University Business School have experienced a positive impact on their careers “almost immediately”. For Lucas, the triple accredited status and the fact that the MBA program doesn’t require students to take time off work to study are the main reason for its success.

Watch the video for more highlights of the Open University MBA program.

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