2U, Our Program Partner
The University of Dayton has partnered with 2U Inc. to power and support MBA@Dayton and Analytics@Dayton. Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality degree programs online to qualified students anywhere.
In addition to the University of Dayton, 2U currently works with a number of leading U.S. universities to support their online graduate programs, including the University of Southern California, UC Berkeley, Georgetown University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Northwestern University. 2U supports undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs across the fields of business, data science, law, communications, public administration, international affairs, public health, health care administration, education, social work and nursing.
As part of our partnership, 2U provides the following services:
Students in MBA@Dayton and Analytics@Dayton access a virtual campus for their classes, course work and networking. The platform, which is available on most internet-enabled devices, is powered by 2U. The 2U approach is best described as No Back RowTM, featuring an online classroom that brings students face to face for live class sessions. UD faculty lead program instruction, which is designed with intuitive, familiar features that foster connection and collaboration.
In preparation for live classes, students watch prerecorded content created by UD faculty in collaboration with 2U content strategists. Together, UD professors and the 2U team develop content that is custom-made for the online program, ensuring that all content takes advantage of the latest available technologies. 2U also partners with UD to produce video content while UD faculty members write and deliver all content.
Course content does not consist simply of recorded lectures, but is an interactive learning experience. Course work includes video case studies, discussions between professors and students, dynamic faculty presentations and interactive elements in which professors can see students’ progress and leave comments and feedback leading up to the live class session.
UD works with 2U to identify and reach the most qualified candidates around the U.S. 2U’s marketing and recruiting efforts support UD’s goal of finding students who are not only qualified for our accredited online program but who are most likely to succeed in it. 2U also provides an online application and application management system, which ensures a seamless process for applicants and for the faculty and staff who review candidates. The UD admission team reviews applications and makes all admission decisions.
Student and Faculty Support
2U prepares faculty to deliver classes and course materials on the online platform so they are best able to use the tools available in the virtual classroom. 2U also offers orientation to all online students before classes begin. Support continues throughout the program with technical assistance available during every live session.