Distance Learning Programs
Distance learning allows instructors and students to interact without being in the same physical space.
Distance learning programs are a great fit for career enhancers and those who need specific training, such as maintaining professional licenses or updating or broadening a skill set.
- There is less of a time commitment than other types of programs
- These programs offer geographic flexibility, exposure to a more diverse population of students, and access to a greater range of faculty
- Classwork can be scheduled around personal and professional commitments
- Distance learning can make graduate business education financially viable by spreading your coursework over a longer period of time
- Managers can gain new knowledge of practices and theories without committing to a full-time MBA program
- Limited contact with fellow classmates and faculty
- No networking opportunities, making distance learning a poor choice for career switchers
- Studying remotely may not be a good choice for someone who functions better in an interactive environment
- Conventional student services, such as career placement, may be limited or nonexistent
- Choices in distance-learning programs are still somewhat limited
- Scholarship support may not be available