The Institute for Higher Education Policy found that the vast majority of studies exploring distance learning showed that distance learning programs compared favorably with traditional classroom instruction, regardless of the technology used.
Is an Online University Degree in Your Future?
You'd be hard pressed to choose a field of study that isn't currently addressed by a distance learning program. During the 2001-2002 school year, of the two- and four-year institutions that offered distance education courses, 34 percent had distance learning programs designed to be completed totally online or through distance learning technologies.
If you're among the thousands of graduate student hopefuls looking to get into business school, perhaps it is time to explore earning your MBA online
Continuing Your Education Online: The ABCs of the MBA
Getting your MBA online makes more sense than you'd think. Aside from the flexible schedules offered by most distance learning programs and online university degree programs, earning an MBA online allows students to completely focus on education and avoid many of the pitfalls that seem to lure students away from studying. Another added benefit is the simple fact that you don't have to quit your current job when you pursue your MBA online.
The More You Learn the More You Earn
There are many reasons to pursue your MBA online or seek out continuing education online. Pursuing an MBA, online or through traditional means, shows employers you are committed to improving your future as well as showing a passion for learning. Possibly the most important bottom line is the potential of increased salary. A 2003 survey by Salary.com found that a professional degree earned employees an average of $81,000 a year, compared with just $43,000 for those who have only a bachelor's degree.
SourcesSalary.com National Center for Education Statistics
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