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8.4.2020 | School of Business

Flexible Learning in Higher Education

Classroom learning has been put on hold with the global outbreak of Coronavirus, but the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) is committed to use technological means to bring you the best practices in Swiss-based teaching. Enter pedagogical learning through online formats, offered through our Swiss-Asian MBA.

Through our many years of experience in the modern education system, we know that our teaching methods and available resources ameliorate the current dilemma. Faculty members have a solid groundwork to continue courses through the most efficient means. First and perhaps most important, online learning has been the preferred choice amongst working adults. This trend has not proved to be better than it has now.

“While the world is facing an unprecedented pandemic, it is still crucial we also create an unprecedented period of stability for students enrolled with FHNW,” says Prof. Rolf-Dieter Reineke, Head of MBA Programmes at the FHNW School of Business.

“In these unnerving times, we will look out for our students who feel concerned about their futures. I want our students to know that we have their best interest at heart and no student will feel pressured into making a quick decision.”

Flexibility through blended learning

The Swiss-Asian MBA is set-up as a blended learning MBA, incorporating webinars and virtual classrooms. Some of the privileges offered through this programme include opportunities for students to experience international business cultures, to network with the who’s who from various industries and foster work-relationships that thrive even during trying times.

This form of flexible learning is not just about distance education. It is the learner’s choice in choosing the type of experience that best suits his lifestyle, work schedule, and in current times, the environment. Among them, options in course resources, learning activities, and even in the type of media to support this learning option. You could say that this learning option has its own immunity against the barriers holding us back from moving forward.

One notable feature of this programme is that students have more targeted and responsive communication with their lecturers. Students will be able to ask questions at their own location, in their own time, at their own comfort without worrying about being scrutinised by an entire classroom. It also gives the lecturer the flexibility to better guide the student.

Well-established MBA programmes

The Swiss-Asian MBA is the programme to upskill your expertise and enhance your knowledge effectively and efficiently today. This programme is conducted with rolling intakes, so you can kickstart your MBA at any time. Click here to register your interest.

The MBA programmes of FHNW have successfully trained innovative managers since 1992. The programmes are continuously updated and revised to reflect the latest developments in business and teaching. Besides the Swiss-Asian MBA, FHNW offers a general MBA out of the Basel and Brugg-Windisch campuses and a cross-cultural leadership MBA which is conducted with our partners at the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. During the current situation, the programmes have been adjusted to distance learning formats. Details on all programmes can be found on the FHNW School of Business page: