The MS CRS blended-learning approach combines synchronous (in-person classroom time) with asynchronous learning (independent study).
Over a 12-month period, participants will attend three residential sessions consisting of five days per session. Between residential periods, students will study 10-15 hours per week in online and blended-learning formats.
Semesters are divided into three phases: online introduction, in-class residency, and online implementation.
Online Introduction: Preparation
Blended and Independent Study
The online coursework will begin prior to the in-class teaching session. Students prepare for the residential period by completing qualitative and quantitative assignments that include: readings and cases, tutorials and diagnostics, exercises and written assessments. Completion of the preparation material ensures a more rigorous and productive classroom experience.
In-Class Residency: Residential Period
Students, leading faculty, industry experts, and practitioners come together for valuable “in-class” residential periods. The classroom provides a dynamic environment for discovery and collaboration with classmates.
Online Implementation: Application
Blended Independent Study
The post-residency session is designed to be the implementation phase of the semester. Students are challenged to apply the material and concepts covered during the online introduction phase and residential period to solidify their learning. Deliverables are in the form of case studies, written assignments, projects, and group work.