Which MBA Type Is Right For You… On-Campus, Online, or Blended?

MBA Blog / 24th January 2020

Deciding to study for an MBA is the first decision of many, potentially followed by where and how. 

Whether you want to study on-campus or online, GBSB Global Business School excels at providing students with the most competitive MBA programme available today.

Boasting esteemed international faculty, high-quality programming, and exceptional value for money, the only question remaining is, how do you want to learn? Do you like being in the front row asking questions, or do you feel more comfortable and prepared going at your own pace online? Whatever your needs are, we have an MBA that’s right for you.

Explore your options…


There is something to be said for studying on-campus. There is an energy about it. Being surrounded by like-minded peers, inspired by professors, and engaging in a host of academic and social activities; there are so many reasons studying in person makes sense. Are you looking for the full collegiate experience? These are some of the main reasons why students prefer to attend an on-campus programme: 

Find Your Tribe
From day one at orientation until graduation you foster a community of individuals that not only become your professional network but lifelong friends.

GBSB Global hosts an array of events that bring students together outside the classroom in order to bolster comradery and promote the exchange of ideas and experiences. 

Built on Structure
Studying on-campus does provide students with the most coordinated schedule. Attendance is of vital importance pushing students to be on time and prepared for every class.

Dialogue with Professors
Sitting in class, students can ask questions, voice concerns, and get real-time feedback on the subjects being discussed. Students can also speak to professors before and after class if necessary. 

Embracing diversity is second nature. On-campus, students interact with their peers from across the globe. This face-to-face communication enhances students’ cultural empathy and acts as field practice for the conversations they are likely to have, post-graduation.


Studying online has gained enormous popularity over the last decade. With the pace of living increasingly accelerating, finding a solution that can fit around the demands of a busy schedule is crucial. If you’re juggling activities at the moment (working full-time, raising kids, etc.), studying for your MBA online may be the solution you’re looking for. Here are some amazing advantages to earning your MBA online: 

The biggest advantage to studying online is that you decide when you want to study. Distance learning caters to those students that live abroad or are juggling professional activities while completing their coursework.

While having flexibility is great, it does take motivation to sit down and study. Meeting deadlines is a responsibility that rests solely on the student. While those on-campus have weekly reminders voiced in class, students that study remotely need to keep a detailed timeline. However, studying online does push students to be self-motivated, which is a great attribute in business. 

Diversity is Magnified
GBSB Global Business School is special in the sense that it draws students from every corner of the globe to its campuses in Barcelona and Madrid. While studying in person may be the right choice for some, don’t fret about missing out. Our campuses are diverse, and so are our online programmes. Our innovative MBA appeals to professionals everywhere. With accessible functionality and complete flexibility, more and more students are opting to stay in their home country and tune in remotely, making every virtual classroom a melting pot of ideas and insight. 

Tech Focused
Staying digitally connected is the way in which business is headed. Everything can happen online, from networking and marketing to closing deals. Why should your education be any different? Studying online is for those individuals who are tech savvy. If you want to be competitive in digital business, why not start with an MBA programme online?

Blended Learning

It’s all about compromise. Are you the type of person that wants the best of both worlds, to be digitally connected and have that comfort of studying in a physical classroom, able to shake hands with the student sitting next to you?

Blended learning gives you the opportunity to take advantage of both on-campus and online modalities.

Investing in blended learning may be the best option for those students that want to capitalise on tech but still have an institution they can attend for regular classes.

Students today that graduate in this blended learning environment are highly marketable, because they have adapted to both forms of education. 


You don’t have to have discipline all of the time. Attending classes online and in person allows you to continue with your professional activities but still feel physically connected to the business school. 

Professors have a wide range of options when it comes to teaching. Utilising the latest media and methodologies, GBSB Global is literally changing the way in which business is taught.

Presenting material in a wide variety of modes appeals to a range of students and their learning preferences.

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