Innovative Approaches to Quality Delivery: Best Practices at the Top-Ranked Global MBA Online Program in Japan
Abstract: The growing influence of the Asian economy on the world’s economy has increased demand for MBA educational options in Asia, and some U.S. institutions have sought to meet this rising demand. U.S. institutions that are offering a MBA education in Asia face challenges in ensuring consistent academic quality among their different locations and in preparing graduates for the actual management world. We discuss how Anaheim University has taken innovative approaches to these challenges. Anaheim University's global MBA program took the top spot in Nikkei Business Publications 2008 rankings in Japan. Anaheim’s Online MBA program has seen a high level of learning satisfaction among its business professional students who work mostly in Fortune 500 companies. In our paper, we analyze innovative strategic factors that have led to this successful performance. We suggest innovative and dynamic strategies meeting evolving challenges in global MBA online education using the example of Anaheim University.