Fall 2020 Semester Starts
Hello to all the examinees
Thank you for studying for the exam in the severe heat. Atlanta has been cool and comfortable this year.
In the MBA program, the fall semester has finally started in August.
I think that all the examinees are particularly interested in “how the lesson style has changed due to the influence of the new coronavirus”, so this time I would like to introduce the latest learning environment.
Emory GBS / On-Campus Opening Policy
On-campus classes have been resumed in some classes from the fall semester. However, it does not force all MBA students to take on-campus courses, and applicants can continue to take online courses as before.
Even if a student wishes to attend on-campus, some professors may give all the lectures they are in charge of online during the fall semester, so students should consider the professor’s on-campus / online policy. It is recommended that you choose a class, and about half of all elective courses have a policy of conducting all online semesters in the fall semester.
The other half of the courses are so-called “Hybrid” type lessons, in which online students and on-campus students coexist.
(Therefore, in the case of group work during class, even if you are taking classes on campus, it will be an online meeting using Zoom)
When taking online classes, it is taken into consideration that some students may stay outside the United States due to circumstances, and all classes are recorded and distributed to give maximum consideration to such students.
Measures to prevent infection
Students who wish to attend on-campus are required to undergo a PCR test (free of charge) conducted by the university and be negative. Only Emory, which has a prestigious Med School, was able to be inspected surprisingly smoothly.
Masks are required to be worn anywhere on campus. Masks for that purpose were also distributed by the university. (It’s pretty cool with the Emory logo)
Because the number of students in the business school facility is limited, undergraduate students who shared the business school can only take online courses, and only MBA / EMBA students can take courses on campus.
In addition to limiting the number of classrooms on campus, it is sufficient to install sanitizers, thoroughly implement social distance, and open the doors at all times (to reduce ventilation and doorknobs and other areas that are touched by human hands). Measures have been taken. Every time between classes, cleaning is done and ventilation is done.
The program offices and faculty are doing their best to provide students with the same quality of lessons as before, and the students who are taking the lessons together say, “Don’t complain about the status quo. , I will accept the current situation and do my best in it. “
I miss the opportunity to line up with my classmates in-person like before, but I would like to positively survive the fall semester.