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Monday, March 31, 2008

Scope of Online MBA Degree Programs

The advent of the internet has redefined a lot of things as we have understood them over the years. One of these is the concept of education that always meant taking one's books, going to college and sitting in a class full of students in front of a professor who educated one, sometimes through verbose lectures and sometimes through piles of notes. All that has changed and how!

The internet has set afloat a host of activities that can be conducted on line. One of them is attaining higher education through the online medium. It was not very long ago when one would give up one's dream of an MBA Degree, firstly for paucity of seats and secondly for the high cost it involved. In the present times this is an oft taken route by many and MBA studies are pursued on line, entirely in the scope of distance education.

These studies are in no way different from the regular traditional mode of studies nor are they of any less value. In fact, time and respect for time has attained a value much higher than it ever had and with everyone right from scholars to teachers multitasking, on line degrees have proved to be less time consuming and more cost effective than the regular classroom setting of education. Moreover, one who pursues an on line degree for MBA can suit one's convenience as to the number of hours one wants to give to one's studies and also the most suitable time for one to do so. One could be working full time and still be pursuing an MBA Degree in order to realize long nursed ambitions. On the other hand one could be a full time mother and yet there may be no need to put one's aspirations of higher studies in cold storage for ever. All one needs is a working computer and internet access to schedule one's coursework at a time most suited to oneself.

Another major plus in obtaining online degrees is that the opportunities for connecting with students, teachers, forums, faculties around the world are limitless because connectivity and interaction is only a click away. It is no more one's college community or interstate student community that one can call one's own; global boundaries have shrunk to encompass the best of students, faculties and communities to garner their talents and hone their skills to emerge stronger wiser and more knowledgeable than ever.

Colleges and educational institutions necessitate maintenance of infrastructure by way of buildings, faculty, staff and other incidental expenses leading to high tuition fees. Online degrees do not require one to attend lectures in a classroom setting and thus overheads are minimized which leads to making online courses far more financially viable and more affordable to at least some who would have otherwise have had to give higher studies a miss. The world is increasingly coming closer as a community and there is no denying that exposure to world class professors from world class communities and worthy students from all over the world do prepare one for a tomorrow that is brighter and better.

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