Distance Learning


To provide a means for any student who starts the program to complete his/her degree regardless of location and to allow qualified, new students to take EMGT courses and complete the degree.

Course Length

Distance learning students adhere to the same schedule as on-site students.

Course Format

Varies depending on individual course structure and requirements.

  • Class web site materials include: outline, syllabus, lecture notes, etc.
  • Class lectures are streamed for the Internet and available online.
  • Regular contact with instructor by e-mail, phone, fax, BlackBoard or mail.
  • Submission of homework, papers, presentations and projects via BlackBoard, e-mail, fax, mail, or videotape.
  • Proctored, timed or take-home exams.

Who can take Distance Learning Courses?

All Current EMGT students can switch between taking courses via Distance Learning or as an in-class student. Frequently, this occurs when a student is sent on a short term assignment and would like to continue taking EMGT courses. Students should notify the instructor of the course if their situation changes.

New applicants to the EMGT program may take Distance Learning courses exclusively. Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on 4.0 scale) to be admitted to the EMGT program and to be eligible to take Distance Learning courses must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Live 60+ miles from the Edwards Campus. (Refer to http://cnn.com/travel/driving to determine distance.)
  • Travel more than half of the semester (requires verification from employer).
  • Have a work schedule (e.g., night shift) that does not allow classroom attendance (requires verification from employer).

If you do not meet these requirements but have other unusual circumstances, please contact the EMGT Director or Academic Advisor to discuss possible options.

Distance Learning students are also welcome to come to class if they are visiting the Kansas City area.

Course Availability

100% of all EMGT courses are offered via e-learning.

How do I take exams?

The instructor may choose to have an exam proctored. In the event that a proctor is needed, the distance student will need to establish a proctor and coordinate with the distance education coordinator. In most cases, the student arranges to take the exam at their work site on a prearranged date and time. Exam materials will be sent to the proctor.

Tuition and Fees

At this time, there are no additional fees associated with taking a distance learning course. Cost is currently based on the Edwards Campus tuition and fee structure. However, it is anticipated that additional distance learning fees will be added in the near future. The EMGT department will work to keep any additional fees to a minimum and will provide as much advance warning as possible if additional fees will be added.

For more information regarding tuition and fees see:


Technology Requirements

All students must have the following:

  • Microsoft Office 2003 or newer Word, Excel, and PowerPoint minimum.
  • The ability to view streaming video files using RealPlayer (may require a free download and installation, especially if accessing files from an office computer)
  • An email address
  • High speed Internet access (Cable/DSL (120k) access or better, T1 or broadband recommended)
  • Ability to upload and download files from the internet (may require changing firewall settings)
  • PDF reading software (i.e., free Adobe Acrobat Reader)
  • Ability to scan documents
  • Access to a fax machine or e-fax capabilities
  • Ability to video tape, audio tape and narrate PowerPoint presentations
  • Occasionally, additional software will be required for some classes.

Course Web Access

All EMGT courses have materials available online. The University of Kansas utilizes the BlackBoard System for online course content. Typical materials available online include a course syllabus, handouts from individual course sessions, links to other sites and access to streaming video.


Textbooks are available on the internet from the KU bookstore. In addition, you may find textbooks available from other online sources or your local bookstore. Most of the EMGT class web sites list the required textbooks and the textbook ISBN number. Distance students should order their textbooks early so that they will arrive before the first day of classes.

Student Online Services

The University of Kansas uses online services for enrollment, bill payment, accessing grades, updating contact info, etc. Once admitted, students will be able to sign-up for a KU Online ID that will allow full access these services.

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