To get an MBA (Master of Business Administration) usually requires prior work experience.
MBA candidates often want to know whether they can complete a postgraduate management program while working.
Ideally this should be completely online, with digital teaching and online interaction. And without having to attend in-person classes.
What are your options?
Real Online MBAs
Complete online MBA programs similar to MOOCs (massive open online courses) are currently still in the development phase. Digital video lessons, online interaction via discussion forums, live webinars and even online business cases and exams are part of this.
The leading online course platforms are currently very active:
But flexible learning opportunities are also available through existing courses offered by business schools on the Internet:
Online(?) Distance Learning
With distance learning courses, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between genuine online content and more traditional distance learning structures.
Online business schools still like to include in-person classroom sessions, and study materials are sometimes provided in a text-based format. You should therefore do some research on the program's structure - and then decide which online elements are indispensable for you. While in-person classes make you less flexible, they can be great for networking purposes.
In case of doubt, you should get information from the provider before enrolling!
There is, of course, a broad variety of distance and online Master of Business Administration programs. Some examples are:
The Financial Times Online MBA Rankings
For a further evaluation of the various degree programs, the Financial Times' well-known ranking can be a good source (the table takes a couple of seconds to load).
Every year, the FT ranks management degree programs of the world's most important business schools.
Their list also has a filter option to display the share of online teaching for the MBA programs. Nevertheless, doing you own research before enrolling is always a good idea!
Key MBA Content (Without A Degree)
Let's say you are only interested in the content of a professional management education, but you don't want to pursue an academic degree. In this case, video-based online courses can go a long way:
More than 1,000 online courses on business and management topics are listed in our course directory. Many of them are accessible for free.
The University of Maryland's intro video
Be Prepared: Improving Your MBA Performance
Another way to use the Internet for a successful management degree is to take additional training courses.
The courses explore the fundamentals of finance, statistics, mathematics and other key topics. This can also be a great learning opportunity for regular business students.
GMAT Courses and Admission Procedures
Online courses can also be useful for preparing a successful application.
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