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Never underestimate people’s ability to adapt, says Cobus Oosthuizen, dean of Milpark Business School. When Covid-19 struck this year and the school joined others in moving all its MBA activities online, many students hated the idea.

For those enrolled in the school’s existing online programme, it was business as usual. But not for those signed up for the part-time programme. They wanted the personal experience of classroom teaching; face-to-face sessions with lecturers and interaction with fellow students. The MBA, after all, is not just about theory and knowledge but also about teamwork and relationship-building. Some part-time students considered such things impossible through a computer screen...

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