BUS 620 Managerial Marketing
Professor Dr. Neil Mathur
November 28, 2011
An online MBA program is just as admirable and high-quality as an on-site program for graduate students seeking to further their educational needs. An online MBA program offers just as much or even more of the level of quality education for working adults. With an online option, one may study and earn an MBA from one of the major accredited universities without ever having to leave home. This saves time from commuting, money from gas mileage, and stress from graduate students who are most likely working in fulltime roles. Those with fulltime employment and families would seldom find the time to peruse an MBA. With an online MBA, one is more capable of finding time for an MBA within his or her busy schedule. At a graduate level, there is more of an emphasis on peer reviews and constructive dialogue with peers and instructors. The online option allows students any time to conduct conversations as there are no office hours to be present for.
In order to gain the appropriate education for an MBA, one must research which university is an appropriate one for him or her. An overview of Ashford University for example is fully accredited and offers some of the most competitive quality education for MBA programs. Ashford University has both an online presence and an onsite location in Clinton Iowa. In the online program, each is six weeks long. Within each class are discussion forums and research papers. The online portal offers various resources for students without having to leave their computer. For example, there is an online library, resources to peer review articles, and even a cyber tutor to ask questions. Motteram and Forrester state, “In terms of economies of scale, some information that new distance students require is relatively generic in nature and so there is the potential for online student induction across a number of programmes to...