ONLINE | ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Flexible programs, achievable goals
MIU offers you the opportunity to complete your degree or course 100% online, giving you maximum flexibility in how you manage your studies.
online student experience
An innovative and interactive study platform
MIU’s innovative and technologically advanced study platform, is the result of the university’s distance teaching and learning research. All the study materials, including video lessons, in-depth articles, and case studies, are accessible at any time within the platform and from different devices: your PC, smart phone, or iPad. You can listen to recorded video lessons at any time and interact in real time with teachers during the webinars or live sessions, where students can clarify doubts and ask questions about the course.
Obtain an American degree from wherever you are
Thanks to the online study model, it is possible to obtain an American degree and qualification from wherever you are, without moving to the United States. You can organize your study to be compatible with your work, stay with your family, and still benefit from all the advantages that a degree from the USA can offer.
An affordable option with 100% of the quality
MIU’s online courses offer the same quality degrees with personalized attention and networking opportunities as their on-campus counterparts, all at a lower overall investment and in a more convenient format. The online courses have the same tuition fees, however a more generous scholarship program than the on-campus programs. You save on student visa fees, textbooks/materials and travel expenses. Overall, increased flexibility, same learning journey, same opportunities at a reduced expense.
Take online exams and tests using a continuous evaluation system
For each course, the student must pass assessments and tests at different stages of their studies: self-evaluation tests after each chapter, two assignments and a final exam consisting of an open question that requires the application of acquired knowledge. 120 minutes are scheduled for the open question exam. The average results achieved in the different tests will determine the final grade of the course.
Flexibility in organizing your study: how, when, and wherever you like!
With the online study system, you can study whenever you prefer, reconciling the time dedicated to studying with your work or family commitments. Together with your tutor, you can organize study times, plan activities, and monitor your results and progress on the platform where your exams and grades will be registered.
Online Requirements FAQ
Will I need a computer and what are the minimum hardware and software specifications?
You’ll need access to a computer with a reliable internet connection, a computer camera and microphone, and Microsoft Office for your assignments.
How do I complete exams for online courses?
For each course, the student must pass assessments and tests at different stages of their studies: two multiple-choice tests in the middle and at the end of the course, an assignment, and a final exam consisting of an open question that requires the application of acquired knowledge. 120 minutes are cheduled for the open question exam. The average results achieved in the different tests will determine the final grade of the course.
When can I start an online degree?
There are three intakes per year, allowing you to start in Spring (March), Summer (June), or Autumn (September).
How many hours per week will I have to spend on online courses?
Hours vary depending on the course, but the general recommendation is around 15 hours of personal study time.
Do I have to log on to online classes at a particular time?
Yes, there are some classes that offer online synchronous tutorials. These will generally be offered taking into account the time difference for international students, and you will receive a full timetable of your online synchronous sessions. However, assistance to online classes is not mandatory and they will be recorded and available in the virtual campus to watch them whenever it suits you.
Does it matter where I am? What if I live in a different time zone?
No, it doesn’t matter where you are—that’s one of the biggest reasons to take an online course. You’re able to study from anywhere in the world; all it takes is a computer and an internet connection.
Do online degrees follow the normal university calendar?
Yes, online degrees have the same overall calendar, with added flexibility in how you organize your classes and study time each week.
Will I need to attend the university for any event during my online course?
No, the courses are 100% online and there are no on-campus requirements. You are, however, always welcome to visit the campus if you would like to.
Online student experience FAQ
Will I miss out on the “college experience” if I do my degree online?
As an online student, there will be some aspects of your student experience that are different to that of an on-campus student. There will be less hanging out at parties, but the same opportunities to network and create professional connections for the future. You will need to be organized and self-motivated in the management of your time, which brings its own advantages for your professional future.
Are online degrees interactive?
In addition to the presentations and videos used in the classes, students will be asked to participate in the virtual classroom, in discussions, group projects, web-based forums, and chats. In asynchronous classes, these will be held over several days rather than in real time.
How many students are in the online classes?
The number of students in an online class varies per course and intake.
What support will I have as an online student?
In addition to direct contact with your personal tutor, you will learn from experts and have access to community forums, instant messaging services, and regular live discussions. The online learning environment contains videos and interactive activities for you to watch and learn from as necessary. You’ll also have access to the university’s online library—including e-textbooks and journal articles. Technical support will be available for any issues regarding the virtual learning environment.
How will I access the library as an online student?
Online students have access to many library services provided by the campus. Online library services can be found in the Student Management System area of this website.
Will I have a graduation on campus for my online degree?
Yes! You will be invited to your graduation on campus just the same as any other student. If you are unable to attend the graduation physically, we will send your diploma in the mail.
Will I have any networking opportunities?
You are able to message fellow students and tutors, participate in discussion forums and group work, and attend live lectures. It is a highly interactive environment where you’ll feel part of a community, and just as on campus, you’ll exchange contact details to follow up later.