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Started by : Sankaran Venkatasubramanian, Assistant Professor, BIT   01 27 2009 14:56:14 +0000
Industry : Teaching/EducationFunctional Area : Executive Education(Personal Interests)
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I guess one would have heard about online MBA degrees in the recent days, but are they worth all the hype that it is creating? Going to B-school and achieving your business degree is now easier than ever, many people are seriously considering pursuing their MBAs. Many are full-time professionals, college graduates who are already gainfully employed but crave the competitive edge an MBA will offer. According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council, an MBA degree can boost an employee's annual salary by nearly 50%, enhancing the work environment and improving the quality of life at home too. But how do busy professionals many of whom are mothers or fathers, make time to pursue their Master's degrees? so what are the things one should know before enrolling for an Online MBA degree.. Share your knowledge on this.

 
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1 Research Before Enrolling
2 Will You Be A Competitive Candidate?
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Research Before Enrolling

idea posted by Sankaran Venkatasubramanian Assistant Professor, BIT

There are many reasons for pursuing an online MBA degree. Besides the convenience of setting your own schedule and pace, learning online also affords you the opportunity to utilize one of the most critical tools in the world of business: the Internet. It's true: as more local and international businesses rely on the Internet for fast communication, strong online skills are tremendous assets in the work force. Receiving an online education carries a few valuable traits, including proof that you know how to use a computer, but learn about your school before you enroll. so proper research should be done on the institution that it is giving the online degree. And one should consider about the following:

Accreditation: While many recognized, accredited schools offer MBA programs online, there are also colleges you may not have heard of. Do your research, call the schools and make sure they carry the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) seal of approval.

Understand the Program: Online MBA programs differ from school to school. It's important to familiarize yourself with the way the course is facilitated. Ask these questions: How much interaction is there between students and the professors and between students themselves? How available is the professor to answer questions and offer advice?

Networking: Many schools offer career placement resources. These resources assist you with interview preparation and can help you understand the business market. Learn about the resources that are available to you as an online student, even after you hold your MBA.

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Will You Be A Competitive Candidate?

idea posted by Shashikant Rajak Senior Consultant, Technozone consultancy ltd

I agree with my colleague on doing proper research and all, and so you have done your research, found a top-notch school, and You also got in, But will an online MBA degree carry the same weight in the competitive market as a traditional degree? Much of your success as a professional depends upon your academic achievements and resume strength. Companies are becoming more accepting of online degrees, but they'll still want to understand why chose this option. Ensuring your success in business will certainly be aided by an MBA degree but you'll also need to market yourself appropriately and carry your achievements with confidence. These skills, just like an online degree, are only built with initiative and an independent will.

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idea posted by Priyanka Agarwal Cerificate student, Indian Institute Of Management (IIM), Indore
I want to tell sometimes these big institutes start courses only for earning revenue,like I did a Certificate program from IIM Indore,an online course.But me and all my classmates are unable to get a job.So called assistance which IIM promised never came.Please be careful don't get lured by big brand names like IIM.
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