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About the Hybrid

The Saint Mary's College of California's Executive MBA Program is offered in two locations in the San Francisco Bay Area (Moraga and San Ramon). Both locations utilize our Hybrid format which is 50% online (live web conferencing) and 50% in classroom. 

The Saint Mary’s innovative Executive MBA Program's hybrid format raises the bar for Executive MBA education. Unlike traditional online programs, Saint Mary's Executive MBA Program's hybrid format combines traditional classroom learning with emerging technologies, giving you the right combination of convenience, flexibility, and personal attention. Led by an industry leader in innovative education, Dr. Barry Eckhouse, the Executive MBA Program's hybrid format allows you to balance MBA classes with business, travel or home obligations.

Benefits:

Enhancing learning with technology: It's easy for us to be excited about Saint Mary's innovations in delivering quality business education. After all, we've been invited by the world's top business schools to share our approach to technology-mediated learning for MBA students at industry conferences. But we only use technology when it supports Saint Mary's mission to provide a high-quality education that places students first, with emphasis on small classes and personal attention. Read how one student benefitted from the Executive MBA Program's hybrid format. 

Innovations in distance learning: We continually explore new learning technologies and incorporate the very best into our Executive MBA Program's hybrid format. Here are some of the emerging technologies in online learning that we use:

  • Browser-based program: A customized Saint Mary's College MBA Web browser bar provides you with convenient and secure access to all courses, materials, e-mail lists, podcasts, and web conferences.
  • Audio and video podcasts: You will have convenient access to faculty lectures through iTunes®. You can download lectures and other podcasts into your netbook so you can stay up-to-date with coursework anytime, anywhere.
  • Web conferencing: Online class sessions are held in a real-time web-conferencing system that combines voice, video, shared applications, and a collaboration board. You'll be able to participate in live evening classes anywhere you have Internet access.
  • Private student portal: We built a secure, mobile-friendly website for our students, which provides easy access to the interactive technologies of all our programs.

Contact us with any questions. We are happy to walk you through your many options at Saint Mary's.