February 02, 2017

Concierge Service from UM's Enrollment Team

UOnline's concierge service

Complete your degree online

You’ve made your decision. You’re going to complete your degree online. The question to ask now, which program is right for me? Answering this question can be daunting. There are increasing numbers of 100% online programs in the United States. In fact, every state now offers online programs, some entirely online, and some hybrid.Another consideration is the pace of the program. Do you want to go part-time or full-time? Do you want to complete your degree in about a year or about two years? Still another consideration is the program’s emphasis. Some programs, for example, focus on executive development, while others focus on enhancing the careers of senior executives.

Another consideration is the pace of the program. Do you want to go part-time or full-time? Do you want to complete your degree in about a year or two years? Still another consideration is the program’s emphasis. Some programs, for example, focus on skill development, while others focus on enhancing your careers.

The University of Miami’s 10 enrollment advisors understand the complexities of deciding which MBA program is the best fit for you. That’s why the institution has developed a unique approach to its application process. Carissa Johnson, University of Miami’s Online Enrollment Manager explains UM’s advising process helps students decide whether or not UM is the right for them and supports applicants through the enrollment process and the first year of classes. 

“As soon as a student requests information, they’re assigned a dedicated enrollment advisor who stays with them,” 

That request for information usually starts through a phone call or an online information form. One of the 10 advisors is then assigned to that potential student and remains their point of contact throughout the entire application process. Having a single point of contact considerably simplifies the application process for potential UM students. Rather than filling out an online application without ever speaking with the university’s representative, the UM online enrollment adviser works with the candidates to complete the application process. The advisor even submits the application on behalf of the student. Carissa tells us,

“We live in an age of technology, and we want to leverage that.” We all shop online, for example, so it’s not surprising that students shop online for a program."

UM’s enrollment advisers recognize this feature of our digital age and use it to help customize the application process for potential students. The university uses digital technology to complement the individualized connections advisers strive to make with potential students and extends the single point of contact policy well beyond the application process.

Students can contact their UM online enrollment advisor with any questions, from financial aid to getting started with online courses. The adviser serves as a centralized liaison, which eases the transition into the program and helps students stay on track. Having a representative at UM means students are not simply a number, but someone the university wants to see succeed.

Degree completion largely depends on the student’s understanding of the program’s demanding curriculum, but also of how to balance their academic work with other responsibilities. Carissa Johnson and her team spend time with potential MBA students to ensure they’re prepared for the work. It’s crucial that students get established in their first year of the program, and that’s facilitated by the continued support of their dedicated adviser and by their level of preparedness. UM’s online MBA program is as demanding as the on-campus version. In fact, it’s a single program delivered in two formats, both conducted by the same faculty. Moreover, each is customized for its particular learning environment. Part of UM’s online customization involves streamlining the application process. From the submission of the application to notification of acceptance, the entire process typically takes 48 hours or less. This includes scholarship awards.

UM’s online MBA program is as demanding as the on-campus version. In fact, it’s a single program delivered in two formats, both conducted by the same faculty. Moreover, each is customized for its particular learning environment. Part of UM’s online customization involves streamlining the application process. From the submission of the application to notification of acceptance, the entire process typically takes 48 hours or less. This includes scholarship awards.

Returning to school is a huge decision. It’s part of advisers’ responsibility to ensure that UM’s online MBA program is the right fit for the candidate because they know that a student’s success is also the program’s success.

The University of Miami’s online programs provide the skills needed to advance your career, increase your earning, develop your business skills and grow your network. To find out more, call the advisors toll free on 888.995.2272 or visit the site for more information.