How many study hours will I be expected to study?
Online course participants invest an average of 10 hours/week. Normally, you connect for one live session, you read or watch course material for about 1 hour, and you work on your assignment for 2 to 3 hours. The course gets obviously more intense when you approach your final deadlines. We estimate that 15 hours of work per week is the absolute maximum time commitment towards the end of a course.
Are course dates flexible?
Live sessions are fixed, but they are scheduled well in advance, so you can always plan your calendar at least 4 weeks ahead. The rest is absolutely flexible. Also, we work in small groups at Berghs and we can easily agree on alternative dates and time for live sessions if necessary.
At what time do you usually connect for live sessions?
As a general rule, we book live sessions after working hours (between 6 PM and 9 PM) on Central European Time and they usually last no longer than 2 hours.
How are the instructors selected?
The instructors are all international industry executives with proven experience in their field. They are not just selected by their title though. Berghs carefully select experts who are also good trainers. The instructors’ list is updated semester after semester, and all the instructors are briefed and guided by Berghs Faculty.
Do I get feedback on my work?
Feedback is our most important tool for development. You will receive lots of feedback throughout the entire program, and not just from the teacher but from other peers too. You will also train on giving constructive feedback to others.
What does it take to complete the program?
To obtain your Course Certificate you need to attend at least 80% of the course and successfully deliver on all course assignments.
What is the size of an online class?
Different courses have a different number of participants, usually, we set the bar at 15 students to facilitate dialogue and interaction online.
What does it take to get accepted? And why can one application be rejected?
There are many factors: your level of experience, learning expectations, level of English, ability to attend the course, ability to finance the course.
When is the payment due?
Berghs issues an invoice only after you accept to enrol in a course. The invoice is usually due before the course starts or during the first course week.