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Thirumagal Sat… 19 July 2024 |

In a business environment marked by technological disruption, innovation and social changes, the pursuit of knowledge knows no bounds.

Below, we’ll hear from two entrepreneurs who share their experiences with Melbourne Business School’s Online MBA and how it’s equipped them for their career paths.

What interested Kaleb in the Melbourne Business School Online MBA program?

Kaleb Roberts, co-founder of a Melbourne-based digital marketing agency, found an opportunity in Melbourne Business School's Online MBA program as he sought to balance his career with his quest for postgraduate education.

For Kaleb, enrolling in the Online MBA was rooted in a desire to push beyond the boundaries of conventional learning and self-development.

“Learning online has opened a world of possibilities,” Kaleb said.

The 100% online program meant Kaleb was no longer confined by geographical limitations. The accessibility allows him to seamlessly integrate his studies at Australia’s top-ranked business school into his busy schedule, all while nurturing career and personal commitments from Queensland’s Gold Coast.

“I was looking to surround myself with other people who were on a growth trajectory and to improve myself,” Kaleb said.

He thrives on the flexibility of the Online MBA, seamlessly integrating time to connect with his cohort into his unique schedule.

“We can do so much more through collaboration and connection than we could ever do in isolation,” he said.

“Coming together at odd hours of the day and night to complete projects has given us a space for authentic connection.”

How did Kebbie find meaning in virtual learning?

Kaleb’s story echoes the transformative experience of fellow student Kebbie Kirkcaldie-Bowell, a consumer software company founder who is also on a quest for growth and excellence without quitting his day job.

"The power of online learning lies in its ability to foster meaningful connections and facilitate transformative conversations," Kebbie explains.

Recognising the importance of connection, the Online MBA program uses dynamic community engagement software Yellowdig to foster meaningful interactions between classmates, regardless of geographic location.

"In a virtual classroom populated by diverse voices and experiences, I found myself engaged in discussions that transcended the boundaries of traditional academia."

By seamlessly integrating cutting-edge social technology into the curriculum, Melbourne Business School Online is transforming business education. It enables students to build lifelong connections with peers, academic leaders and industry experts from across Australia.

What sets the Online MBA apart?

These stories underscore the transformative power of online education in today's interconnected world.

As the digital landscape transforms higher education, leading institutions like Melbourne Business School Online lead the way with their Signature Learning Experience that seamlessly merge flexibility and academic rigour.

At the core of the Online MBA lies a dedication to excellence and inclusivity – empowering students to pursue their educational ambitions through adaptable study options and immersive learning environments.

Offering six intakes annually, the program provides an exceptional e-learning experience, catering to both seasoned professionals aiming to refine their skills and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to pursue their goals without compromising existing commitments.

Backed by global accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and with a focus on fostering collaboration, Melbourne Business School’s Online MBA equips graduates with the tools needed to thrive in today's dynamic business landscape.

"The online format enables you to learn from any location, be it a cafe, home, or the office, while at the same time still allowing you to come into Melbourne Uni to use the facilities, if need be," Kebbie reflects.

“Essentially, it’s flexible while maintaining an incredibly high academic standard. Every single lecturer I’ve had, I’ve been humbled by how amazing they are in their field.”

Industry connection and real-world application are the cornerstones of the MBS Online MBA. This approach empowers students to leverage their academics' expertise and apply it to their own careers.

Kebbie adds: “They are the advisors to the biggest decisions in the country. Be it the Robodebt Royal Commission, creating the strategy for the Royal Children’s Hospital, Google or AustralianSuper – they have done it all.”

What challenges do professionals face in balancing work and study?

Kaleb and Kebbie are not alone in their need to strike a balance between full-time work and study.

Through their dedication and commitment to lifelong learning, they have not only expanded their horizons but also paved the way for future generations of aspiring professionals.

In the evolving landscape of higher education, Melbourne Business School Online is a leader in innovation and excellence, offering ambitious individuals a clear path to success in the digital age.

As Kaleb and Kebbie's journey demonstrates, the pursuit of knowledge knows no bounds. With the right tools and resources provided by the Online MBA, they achieved the self-growth and development they were seeking.

Learn more about the Melbourne Business School Online MBA today.