International MBA Program

Posted on Dec 9, 2010 in MBA Online Programs

If you are looking for a great program there are really too many options to list them all in this article. What I can do, however, is to give you a brief overview of the various options and considerations that need to be taken in to account before you choose the best program for you.

Of course, you can take a course where you actually travel to and from the campus for classes. This is the more recognized ‘traditional’ option.

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Today, though, there is another option: distance learning. This is an online course where you may or may not have to spend a little time at the campus where the program is being offered.

Costs can vary a lot from one university to another. The general price range will be between around $24,000 up to around $120,000. It’s important to make sure that the university you choose is fully accredited or your degree won’t really be worth much.

With some distance learning programs you will still need to spend some time offline. You may need to spend some time going to classes on the campus, or in some cases, you may need to travel to conferences at various cities as part of the curriculum. Take this into account when you are budgeting for your MBA as travel time and costs will have to be taken into account.

Something else to take into account is the length of the MBA program. It can vary from as much as 15 months all the way up to 3 years. As tempting as it may be to go for the shorter program, to get it out of the way, remember that it will be an accelerated program and therefore tougher to finish.

On the other hand, a longer program will make it tougher to fit it all together while you are finishing the program. It’s really a decision that you have to make carefully.

Many people prefer the ‘hands of’ feel of a regular university setting where they get much more interaction with classmates and instructors. This option is still available (in a manner of speaking) with distance learning via web casts, message boards and chat rooms, but of course it is not the same.

Some of these interactive exercises will need to be completed as assigned, though there is a great deal of flexibility in the time frame you can complete them in.

The only real thing that you need to keep in mind, is that you have many options for getting your MBA. It may not be easy, but it is more accessible than ever before for anyone who wants to advance their career.

Take all of these factors into consideration when you are choosing your program. Whether you choose a traditional international MBA program or a distance program, there are just so many more options today than ever before. With so many options available you can find the best option for you so that you can get the help you need to advance your career.

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