Guest Contributor | April 2013

Pros of Getting an Online MBA

This featured guest post comes from author Jenna Smith.

Obtaining an MBA is a notable accomplishment for anyone who is looking to further their career and the opportunities made available to them. The MBA, also known as the Master of Business Administration degree, is something many people want to have. However, there are people who believe that they cannot pursue this degree simply because they do not have time in their hectic life. For those who have other responsibilities, it is entirely possible to obtain an MBA through an interactive online learning experience. There are so many benefits associated with earning this degree online rather than in a traditional classroom setting.

Learn Around Your Schedule

The online opportunity to earn an MBA will give you the opportunity to learn and work around your own schedule. If you have children, a job, or any other further obligations that you simply cannot neglect, being able to learn everything there is to know is made easy and convenient because you can do it on your own time. Instead of having to worry about missing class or not making it on time, you can complete your coursework whenever you do have time. You can choose to strictly work on the degree at nighttime or on weekends, basically whenever you have a free moment to do so.

Learn at Your Own Pace

When taking traditional courses to earn your MBA, instructors expect you to learn at the same pace as everyone else. If you need extra time to absorb all the information you learn, online learning allows this. You may take your time, and study at your convenience. Ultimately, you learn more by going at a pace you feel most comfortable with.

Start at Any Age

When you are learning online, you can obtain your MBA at any age without feeling embarrassed at all. You may have recently felt inspired to go for this degree after all of your children completed high school. On the other hand, you may have recently decided you would like to pursue an entirely different career. Regardless of what kind of decisions you have made, you can rest assured knowing that no matter your age, you can earn this degree.

Check Out Universities

There are many different universities that currently offer an online MBA degree program for those who prefer the convenience of online courses. Some of these universities include traditional universities such as Penn State and Northeastern University or online universities like Bryant & Stratton College. Of course, these are just two of the hundreds of different programs offered online for the MBA degree. There is also a directory of accredited MBA programs to look into. You can sort through these different universities and programs to determine which would be most suitable for you. Once you choose the right program, you may start with the process of learning and earning the MBA degree.

Having an MBA degree can help open more doors for you, especially when it comes down to better job opportunities.

The opportunities available to you are quite endless, which makes pursuing this kind of degree very much worth it. Obtaining a degree from an accredited online program allows you to do things on your own time, in your own time, and from any location.

About the Author

Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, STEAM, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and STEAM education. Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter. Email Susan