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Online MBA Compendium [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2005, 20:46
In response to the occasional queries regarding Online MBA programs, I decided to form this compendium.

Some advantages of Online MBAs

1) Convenience- No need to commute to campus

2) Flexibility- If you have an irregular schedule, Online MBAs generally allow more flexibility in terms of meeting course requirements

3) Potential Cost Savings (can continue working while completing the program)

Disadvantages

1) Less ability to learn from direct interaction with your peers

2) Less ability to develop face to face networking relationships

3) Less ability engage in dialogue between professor and classmates

4) Less ability to participate in career services events

5) Far less prestige than that associated with most MBA delivery methods

Some major Online MBA programs:

ASU: http://wpcarey.asu.edu/mba/online/online_q_a.cfm

Georgia: http://webmbaonline.org/

Indiana University: http://kd.iu.edu/prospective/default.aspx

UMass: http://www.umassonline.net/degrees/MBAP ... ogram.html

Penn State: http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/wc/iMBA.shtml
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2006, 19:56
Are these the only online MBA programs? Do you know of any online MBA programs that accepts younger applicants without a business undergrad degree?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2006, 20:16
This is just a tiny slice of the many online MBA programs available.

Take a look at the Wisconsin Consortium MBA
http://learn.wisconsin.edu/internetmba/admreq.asp
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2006, 20:54
Do you know why a majority of the online MBA programs require foundation courses?
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2006, 18:33
Part of the reason is that online MBA programs often have less stringent admissions criteria in terms of GPA and GMAT than traditional MBA programs. Since they do not screen out weak students by these criteria they have highe foundation requirements to make sure students are up to speed. Foundation classes are also a good way to get students to pay for some additional classes.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2007, 06:21
I have several questions regarding online MBA program:

1. how do employers value an online MBA degree?
2. will my certificate/transcript say "online" or state the same wording as regular/full-time MBA program?
3. is it really can save a lot of money?

I want to enroll to the online MBA program mainly because of money and family. It will let me keep my current job (to fund my MBA) and allow me to live with my family.
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Re: [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2010, 22:18
Puilunchristin wrote:
Are these the only online MBA programs? Do you know of any online MBA programs that accepts younger applicants without a business undergrad degree?


There are tons of online MBA programs out there. Look at a small sampling at GetEducated DOT com (unfortunately I can't post the exact link...but poke around on that site, you should find it very helpful)

Although it is not too clearly designated, there are MBAs that you can earn online, and then there are online MBAs. With the former, you take the same coursework as the part-time and/or full-time MBA students; just via online course sections. In these programs, your MBA is the same as any other MBA from the school. In the other scenario, you have specialized 'iMBA' or 'WebMBA' programs; or sometimes the MBA is part of a different division (like with Penn State's "World Campus"). Although it is far from being a rule, it seems that the more prestigious schools who offer online MBAs tend to designate the online students to a different program. You see this a lot with big state universities with a large MBA student body.

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Re: Online MBA Compendium [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 00:07
Re: Online MBA Compendium   [#permalink] 16 Sep 2010, 00:07
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