Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 20 Oct 2014, 18:53

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Getting Online vs Onmba Campus

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Aug 2006
Posts: 50
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Getting Online vs Onmba Campus [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2009, 03:23
Does getting MBA online vs getting onsite makes any difference .As long as online MBA is done through a reputed school it should value .
Any thoughts on this .

Posted from my mobile device Image
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesManhattan GMAT Discount Codes
1 KUDOS received
GMAT Forum Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 01 Nov 2007
Posts: 356
Schools: Wharton Class of 2011
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 77 [1] , given: 14

Re: Getting Online vs Onmba Campus [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2009, 08:20
1
This post received
KUDOS
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Duke's program is not full-online degree. I know that they have established 5 campuses throughout the World and that one has to sit for an exam in one of them. So, it's more like an executive MBA with 5 different locations and with online lectures.

On the other hand, I don't know what to think of fully online degeers. I mean, if you don't have to come to the university ever and if you can take your exams online, that sounds pretty much like a diploma mill to me. You don't have even to bother with your exam, you can hire somebody to do it instead of you. That way, any individual in this planet whose parents have enough funds could becomme a member of your alumni. That is definitely not something that is appealing to me, and, what is even worse, I'm affraid is not going to be appealing for potential employers at all.
_________________

My GMAT experience
My retake experience - GMAT dropped from 720 to 690 - advice for retakers
My TOEFL experience - 108


Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 28 Feb 2008
Posts: 1323
Schools: Tuck
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 6

Re: Getting Online vs Onmba Campus [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2009, 08:37
There are no online MBAs offered that are comparable to top 15 onsite MBA programs.

RF
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 305
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 6

Re: Getting Online vs Onmba Campus [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2009, 11:02
No no no no. :)

An online MBA is viewed as MUCH worse than an onsite MBA. At least that's what I think. If I were an employer, I would probably consider an online degree a DETRIMENT to a candidate's appeal. There just really is no substitute. Even PT or Exec MBAs aren't quite on the same level as a FT onsite MBA.
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 09 Dec 2008
Posts: 1221
Schools: Kellogg Class of 2011
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 238 [0], given: 17

Re: Getting Online vs Onmba Campus [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2009, 02:46
One of the biggest values of an MBA - whether it's top 5, top 15 or top whatever - is the networking it allows you to do with other students. That's not something an online MBA can easily replicate. I agree with the earlier posters: you'll be far better off with an onsite program, whether it's full-time, part-time or executive than you would be with an online degree.
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Aug 2006
Posts: 50
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Getting Online vs Onmba Campus [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2009, 18:18
I was thinking as long as the school is reputed that should be fine . I was thinking of northeastern , college of maryland and drexel . They offer online degree programs.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 May 2009
Posts: 143
Schools: AGSM '16
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 28

Re: Getting Online vs Onmba Campus [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2009, 18:40
smartguy wrote:
I was thinking as long as the school is reputed that should be fine . I was thinking of northeastern , college of maryland and drexel . They offer online degree programs.


I don't think any well reputed school offers an online MBA program.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Aug 2006
Posts: 50
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Getting Online vs Onmba Campus [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 02:33
I was talking about decent schools like northeastern , Drexel and temple .

Posted from my mobile device Image
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 840
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0

Re: Getting Online vs Onmba Campus [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2009, 15:36
Doesnt Duke have an online program? NorthEastern certainly does. Those are reputed schools. I think as time goes on, online schools are not only being accepted more and more by employers, but also having attended an online school shows your employer that you can walk and chew gum at the same time. Further, as business interactions seem to take place online more and more (i.e webinars, webex and such), online program graduates already have a heads up on how to efficiently communicate over the internet. Last, in recent years, businesses have become more and more global. Students from all over the world are enrolled in these online programs, so you would be "networking" even more so than you would at a regular on campus program. The only reasons why I'm not planning on attending college online is because online programs tend to cost more and also because I learn better in a class room environment.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Jul 2009
Posts: 27
Location: Ohio
Schools: Ross PT
WE 1: Operations Management
WE 2: Project Management
WE 3: Project Engineer
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Getting Online vs Onmba Campus [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2009, 06:46
Doesnt Indiana have a good online program, Kelly direct?
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 305
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 6

Re: Getting Online vs Onmba Campus [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2009, 21:04
Pathfinder wrote:
That way, any individual in this planet whose parents have enough funds could becomme a member of your alumni.


I completely agree with you Pathfinder. But if someone's parents are rich/influential enough, they could get their kids into any Ivy League school as well.
GMAT Forum Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 01 Nov 2007
Posts: 356
Schools: Wharton Class of 2011
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 77 [0], given: 14

Re: Getting Online vs Onmba Campus [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2009, 15:17
topher wrote:
Pathfinder wrote:
That way, any individual in this planet whose parents have enough funds could becomme a member of your alumni.


I completely agree with you Pathfinder. But if someone's parents are rich/influential enough, they could get their kids into any Ivy League school as well.

Yes, if they are both rich and influental. If they are not even rich, but have some 50.000 euro or something like that and zero influence in Ivy League schools (common thing in Eastern Europe and Middle East if you ask me), then such a kid could forget Ivy unless really has some strong academic and business potential itself.

Still, online program is an option even for such a candidate. With enough money, literally everyone could enter online program.
_________________

My GMAT experience
My retake experience - GMAT dropped from 720 to 690 - advice for retakers
My TOEFL experience - 108


Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Re: Getting Online vs Onmba Campus   [#permalink] 12 Jul 2009, 15:17
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Online MBA vs. Part-Time On-Campus? At0m10 3 08 Sep 2014, 17:49
AACSB Accreditation: "On Campus" vs. Online ... Difference? cheerose 0 04 Apr 2012, 10:39
1 Getting Online vs Onmba Campus smartguy 11 26 Jun 2009, 03:23
On-campus vs. off-campus interview 10041004 1 30 Dec 2008, 01:33
Experts publish their posts in the topic On Campus vs Alumni Interview ? banerjeea_98 6 06 Nov 2005, 11:19
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Getting Online vs Onmba Campus

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.