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Courses are offered entirely online.

M.S. Management is formatted to meet the needs of working adults. Students will use Greenville's online learning platform to submit assignments, discuss organizational issues, and stay connected with professors and peers.

Online courses at Greenville College are designed with student engagement at the core. Online students are challenged with a variety of learning experiences both independently and cooperatively within the course. The amount of interaction varies by subject, but a well-managed study plan will help the online learner stay focused, on task, and involved. 

Technology Requirements

Online students are expected to have at least an elementary knowledge of their personal computer, its operating system, and basic knowledge of software and tools such as a word processor, e-mail, an Internet browser, and search engines.

Students in online courses are expected to login to their courses at least three times a week. Some courses may require more frequent participation.  Therefore, students must have a personal computer or laptop that can be updated to include all minimum requirements.

High-speed Internet access is highly recommended.

Operating System

  • Windows XP or greater
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or greater

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • A personal computer or laptop purchased new within the last 2.5 years and loaded with the minimum software requirements (see below).
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 2 GB available data storage
  • Internet service provider for home access and/or access from work (must have prior to start of the course).  Students are highly recommended to have high-speed internet access.
  • Microphone and speakers or headset
  • Webcam

Minimum Software Requirements

  • Antivirus software
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher, or a compatible office software suite such as OpenOffice, is recommended, which would encompass these minimum components:
    • A word processing program capable of saving files in RTF (Rich Text Format).
    • A spreadsheet program capable of saving files in .xlsx (Microsoft Excel 2007/2010) format
    • A presentation program capable of saving files in .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010) format
  • Web browser options: Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer(latest versions). These are free downloadable programs.
    • If you plan on using a Web browser supplied by your Internet service provider (for example, AOL or WebTV) make sure it is the most recent version. It is likely that some course features will not function correctly in browsers other than Firefox or Internet Explorer.
  • E-mail software or a Web browser capable of supporting e-mail activity, including sending/receiving attached files.

Your browser must support the following, either via browser settings or plug-ins:

Learning Management System

Greenville College uses D2L as a learning management system.  You must first be enrolled in a course and assigned a Greenville College network user name and password to access D2L. 

D2L's direct URL: https://learning.greenville.edu

Tutorials are available 24/7 within D2L's help feature.  Additional training and support is also available by sending an email to onlinehelp@greenville.edu or by calling (618) 664-6839 during regular business hours.

Students will be expected to know the basics of the D2L system before beginning their online courses. Successful completion of a zero (0) credit online orientation course to familiarize students with D2L will be required before students can begin the first course of the program.

Email

Students will be provided a Greenville College email account through Gmail.  All students are responsible for monitoring this email account for important College correspondence.  However, you may choose to forward messages from this account to another personal email account that you use more often.

Accessibility

D2L has a built-in accessibility menu to accommodate many disabilities.  However, students may wish to pursue additional assistance from the College.  To request accommodations or modifications for documented disabilities, students must contact the Coordinator of Disability Services at (618) 664-6618.

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