How many study hours will I be expected to study?
Online course participants study approximately 8 to 10 hours/week. You can count on spending a couple of evenings each week on your course. Normally, you connect for one live session each week (2 hours) on a set date, you read or watch course material (2 hours) and you work on your assignment for 2 to 3 hours.
The pace might be higher towards the end of the course, when you approach your final deadline. You can estimate a maximum time commitment of 10-12 hours/week during the very last weeks of course, before your final project presentation.
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 flexible, you can study at your own pace. 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 students expected to interact with the course?
You are expected to join video calls and to participate in chats, and you will give and receive lots of feedback. We welcome all participants to contribute to the conversation with their own professional challenges. Often you can use your own challenge from work as a case for the course and apply your learnings right to it. Bergh’s online courses run on Canvas, even on mobile. You can turn notifications on and never miss out on content. Live calls run on ZOOM.
How are the instructors selected?
The instructors are all international industry professionals 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.
Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?
Yes. Upon completion of the course, Berghs issues a formal Course Certificate (digital).
What does it take to complete the course?
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?
Online classes at Berghs are usually quite small, between 5 and 15 students, to facilitate dialogue and interaction online.
What does it take to get accepted? 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 enroll in a course. The invoice is usually due before the course starts or during the first course-week.