Ask any student and they’ll tell you that without a doubt a MBA increases your chances of gaining better employment. According to the Complete University Guide, the number one school in the UK offering MBAs is the London Business School. Almost instantly, the price you would think an MBA costs has doubled if you’re thinking of attending the London Business School. What if you could have an MBA without the excessive cost and all from the comfort of your own home?
The Online Business School (OBS) offer an online MBA that consists of 30 interactive modules and 8 written assignments. Each module has on average 40 guided learning hours that you can complete at your own pace. All the material is available online so you can study this from home or even pick your favourite coffee bar. An additional 30-50 hours are optional where you can complete the recommended exercises and reading or even carry out the self-testing exercises. This is available at only £1095 and ensures you are qualified to progress on to a MBA top-up degree at a wide range of UK universities. The MBA top up degree comes at an additional cost but you’re certain to receive a quality university experience; combining distance learning and studying on campus. With the OBS, you also get access to 24/7 support plus tutoring making the path to a degree a smooth one.
So why should you choose an online MBA?
We’ve mentioned cost already and although cost can be an important factor in making a decision, other components should also be considered. For instance, if you’re reasonably busy with a career or just life in general, an online MBA will allow you to study with ease. There’s no commute to worry about, no traffic and definitely no travel fees. If you have children, you can make sure they’re occupied and peruse over your notes whilst still being at home. For the MBA top up, you would have to attend a university campus however you can pick a university that is close to you. With an online MBA, you can also have access to support 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Lewis Hern, who is studying the Level 7 in Business Management with OBS cites the student forum the reason as to why he went with the OBS, ‘The OBS provide a student forum where I can ask other students questions. I can get the university social experience from the comfort of my own home.’
With the nature of an online education making it accessible worldwide, an online MBA gives you access to a strong and useful professional network. Whilst sharing ideas in the student forum, you may discover career opportunities all over the world that you may never have previously considered. Online education has a wide range of students and with that comes the wealth of wisdom that can be shared to enhance your university experience and possibly even your career prospects. Students who are too busy and may not otherwise have the time to attend careers fairs and other networking events may find that they do not need to once they have studied online.
So if you’re considering an MBA, don’t discount online education providers. The courses are made to be practical so you can slot them in to your day to day life. If you’re motivated and have the desire to learn, they can be just the right push your career needs. Furthermore, they are available at affordable prices so a traditional university is not the only option you have.