Questrom School of Business is innovating with digital learning technology to accommodate the changing needs of its professional students. In 2017, the school worked with Digital Learning & Innovation to fund and create a classroom specially equipped to enable faculty and students to hold classes and breakout sessions online. Using the Zoom online conferencing platform, faculty now can teach students synchronously. Several three-hour online classes have been added to the curriculum, in which students participate fully from the comfort of their homes or offices. To accommodate the additional sessions, the normal weekend campus classes are now farther apart (every three weeks during the first year instead of two).
This was part of a strategic evolution; EMBA unveiled a new format in December 2016. The new EMBA curriculum features greater integration across management disciplines, a wider reach beyond New England, and a new delivery cadence that more effectively balances the time students have to receive and absorb the material.