MBA degree students often make valuable business contacts and lifelong friendships during the course of their studies. There are several ways that universities provide their online MBA students with opportunities to make these connections. MBA program's online have a maximum enrollment and begin classes at the same time each year, which allows students to progress through the entire program with the same classmates. Also, many online courses offer a separate chat-room where students can gather in an online “coffee shop” to discuss their lives, the program or anything else they like. Residential programs offer students the ability to meet their fellow students face-to-face and work together on group projects, providing valuable team-building experience. Admissions officers can give you information on connecting with other students and put you in touch with recent graduates who can give you information about their experiences.