Traditional universities begin offering online MBA programs
Following the example of for-profit universities that have pioneered the use of the internet in degree programs, many traditional institutions of higher learning are unveiling online systems allowing students to earn a master's in business administration (MBA), according to U.S. News and World Report.
These traditional schools maintain that the online MBA programs offer the same quality of education as on-campus courses, with the only difference being that they are operated via the internet and appeal to students in different demographics.
"The quality of the students, faculty and curriculum will remain the same - what will be different is how we deliver it," Allison Adams, the spokesperson for a prestigious business school in North Carolina, told the source. "We can we do this well now thanks to technological advances."
Students who earn their MBA through these programs can go into a range of fields. According to a 2011 study by the Graduate Management Admissions Council, the most popular field among MBA holders is finance/accounting, with 35 percent of students hoping to go into this industry.