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The Invited MBA is Transforming Online Education by Moving Business School into the Metaverse

The Invited MBA has already earned a reputation as one of the most innovative mini-MBAs for aspiring business leaders. Developed by Abilitie with roots at Harvard Business School, the Invited MBA delivers a cohort-based experience with Ivy League faculty in an innovative 12-week online curriculum. With an affordable price point, it empowers high-potential business leaders to further careers without incurring massive debt – on a schedule that works for them.

The groundbreaking program is revolutionizing online business education in more ways than one, working with the virtual world builder Gather to become the world’s first robust mini-MBA delivered entirely in the Metaverse. As VP of Product Luke Owings explains, learning in the Metaverse offers several distinct advantages over traditional online learning.

“One of the real challenges with virtual learning, particularly in the Zoom era, is that the virtual classrooms appear when a session starts and disappear as soon as the session is done – you come for a session, you’re in it, and then it’s done and everyone is kicked off,” Owings says.

“It is not a place where you can come and hang out, where you can do asynchronous work by yourself while staying connected to classmates, or a place where you can come and connect.”

With the Invited MBA, the Abilitie team created a virtual experience that closely resembles the lively interactions and networking opportunities that exist within a physical classroom. With Gather, students have the ability to create their own avatars, move between large meeting rooms where they can have cohort-wide conversations and small breakout rooms to have more intimate conversations about cases. They can even build personalized co-working spaces for private work.

It is an immersive, persistent virtual environment – which means it is always available for students when they need it most. Gather’s core mechanism is proximity-based video, allowing students and instructors to have visibility into who else is working at the same time and come together for a discussion in real time simply by moving their avatars close together.

“It sounds simple, but it becomes this really powerful learning tool,” Owings explains. “So often in learning, we turn and tell somebody, ‘Hey, I didn’t understand that, can you explain it to me?’”

By shifting virtual learning from a passive, video-conference model into an active, participant-driven program, the Invited MBA gives students the power to take control of their own learning. Through their years of training the brightest minds in business, the team has discovered that true learning is not so much an academic exercise as it is a social event. Learning in the Metaverse provides students with the right tools to maximize their potential and achieve unprecedented outcomes.

The Invited MBA is rapidly growing, providing an important option for driven professionals who want the best opportunity to not only learn but to elevate their careers. Executives and corporations around the world are connecting to the Invited MBA’s innovative mini-MBA program, and Owings foresees even greater engagement as more people discover the benefits of learning in the Metaverse.

“Adult learners recognize when something is of value to them, and they recognize when they have ownership of their learning as opposed to having it force-fed to them,” Owings says. “This is a powerful tool for giving learners agency and providing a community and networking, critical pieces of every great learning experience.”

To learn more about the Invited MBA and apply for their upcoming cohort, visit www.invitedmba.com.

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