Hybrid Program

Online vs. Hybrid Learning: Which is right for you?

Online Learning

Bring the classroom to you! In CALIMT's online MBA program, you're not limited to a specific location. You can take the classroom anywhere with an Internet connection. MetaBoard, our learning management system, can be accessed through your computer and mobile device.

With MetaBoard, you can browse your course content and interact with your classmates and professors by:

  • Posting to a classroom discussion board
  • Managing multiple projects
  • Collaborating on team projects
  • Sharing course materials


Many of our students are working professionals - juggling work and family life can be hard enough, let alone pursuing education. With our online program, there are no physical "classes" to attend. This means you can fit in learning whenever you have some downtime, wherever you are - whether it is 30 minutes during your lunch break or in the evening after work. All our courses are mobile friendly so you can always study on the go.

Take Your Studies With You

Online learning is location-free! Whether you live in Southern California or in China, you have the access to the same learning materials and resources at CALIMT. Our asynchronous learning mode means wherever you are in the world, you can complete your studies regardless of time zones. All our courses are mobile friendly so you can always study on the go.

Study at Your Own Pace

Study at your own pace! Our courses allow you to review each lesson as many times as you need to during the course and for two weeks after course end. Review as many lessons as you want: you can review specific pages or the entire lesson. Your lessons automatically continue from where you left off, making it convenient to study in your spare time.

Multimedia Learning

Learn in your own style! We understand that everyone has different learning styles. Our learning material is presented in many formats, so whether you learn best by reading, listening, writing, or by analyzing charts and graphs, you can focus on the format that matches your unique style.

Quick Support

At CALIMT all the tools are at your fingertips! Online learning can seem intimidating at first but CALIMT's friendly IT support team is just an email or a phone call away should you encounter any issues. With your consent, the support team can also remotely access your computer to resolve technical issues.

Hybrid Learning

Want the flexibility of online learning but still want face-to-face classroom time- CALIMT's hybrid MBA program and certificate program offers the best of both worlds for students in Southern California. CALIMT's hybrid programs offer up to half of its courses in-class.

Face-to-Face Classroom Time

For many students, having actual classroom time can stimulate their learning process, but enrolling in a fully in-class program can be challenging for working professionals. Our hybrid programs offer a solution for students that want the flexibility of online learning but still want some interaction with classmates and professors in a traditional, classroom setting.


CALIMT's hybrid programs offer more than 50% of its courses online so you can still take advantage of learning whenever, wherever you want at your own pace in majority of your learning. Whether you are juggling a demanding career or family life, our flexible learning makes it easy to pursue your education.

In-person Support

CALIMT offers around the clock support via email and telephone from IT and Student Services. Hybrid students can take advantage of in-person support from our friendly staff on campus.