Distance Learning – Online MBA Programs
While a few institutions are experimenting with distance learning in other fields, the most common and accepted online Master’s programs are for MBAs.
Why get an MBA online?
There are many reasons to choose an online program, rather than a traditional brick and mortar school, to earn your MBA degree. The most obvious is convenience. Online MBA programs are usually much more flexible. Instead of regularly-scheduled class meetings, you have the opportunity to do work when you have the time. And because you both study and learn from home, you not only cut out commute time, but you can fit your studies around work and family obligations.
There are other benefits to an online MBA program. Classes are often accelerated, allowing you to complete your program more quickly. Because geographical boundaries are not an issue, they often have a larger variety of classes to choose from. And because your classmates may be from any of the 50 states – or even from a growing number of foreign countries – you can gain a truly global perspective through your interactions.
There are many things to consider before you begin your online MBA program. In order to make sure that your studies will be a success, a candidate should be:
- Highly motivated
- Able to work independently
- Fairly comfortable with technology
- Able to budget time effectively
An online education isn’t right for everybody. But for a growing number of students and employers, it is the perfect choice.