Want to take the next step in your career by attaining a business degree but unable to leave your home or office? An online business program may be perfect for you!
Many international students choose online business programs to earn a degree at top ranked US universities without leaving their home country. Universities work hard to create virtual learning environments that set students up for success in the same way as students who attend courses in person.
“We teach our online MBA program with the same faculty as our on-campus program and we’ve been teaching online courses since 1997. It’s a large program with many elective options at a lower price point,” explained Associate Dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Paul Ambrose.
Online programs are offered through streaming video lectures, texts to read online, conferencing, and online forums. Online business programs can be synchronous (requiring students to log in at a certain time) or asynchronous (allowing students to complete the course at their own pace).
Like on-campus programs, candidates can also choose from a wide variety of specializations and be in contact with instructors virtually. At Lynn University, students can complete an online MBA in as little as one year and can choose from eleven specializations. USC Marshall offers emerging specializations like remote management and virtual communications, providing students with the most relevant education in today’s global business environment.
Northcentral University, goes above and beyond, utilizing a 1:1 model (where one student is paired with a professor in each course). “Students love it. The individual approach allows students to take their education wherever they want to go,” said Dean of the School of Business & Technology at Northcentral University, Peter Bemski.
According to the 2015 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group, more than one out of four students in the US now take at least one distance education course, which is a total of almost six million students in 2015.
For students concerned about the validity of an online degree versus an on-campus degree, the same survey reported that 71.4% of academic leaders rate an online education as the same or superior to face-to-face instruction. To boot, many online business programs are AACSB and ACBSP accredited.
Most of the schools in this guide offer online programs; read more on the individual pages and contact the schools for more information!