April 4, 2017 - 4:06pm -- Ashland University

3 Important Things to Look For In Online Business Schools

Online business schools are increasingly popular for working professionals who want to pursue an education that could lead them to a better career. Many online business classes allow students to complete the work on their own schedule, a definite benefit for those already busy with a full-time job and personal commitments. Taking business classes online is a great way to complete a degree, pursue a higher degree, and gain the education needed for business management and business administration

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Why You Should Consider An Online Business School

When considering an online business program, you will need to consider a variety of factors including cost, student support like advisors and career services, accreditation, engaging faculty and meaningful courses. Let’s take a look some more closely:

1.Accreditation

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U.S. News & World Report emphasizes that higher education accreditation is “like a stamp of approval.” The accreditation process can be lengthy and extensive, as the school has to meet certain educational and administrative standards. Accreditation lets potential students know that the school’s academic programs have met those standards.

Ashland University posts our accreditations on our website, to let our students know that our programs have that “stamp of approval” from a number of appropriate agencies. When you decide to pursue a higher degree by taking business management classes online at Ashland, you can be assured your online business degree is granted by an accredited institution of higher learning.

2. Engaged Faculty

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Online learning is very different from classroom-based learning. When taking online business classes, students can feel isolated. Students are always encouraged to communicate and collaborate with other students, but the faculty play a huge part in the online learning process.

When considering an online business school, investigate the level and quality of faculty engagement. At Ashland University, our faculty are active not only in the online classroom, but are also available when a student needs additional assistance. Our faculty who teach the online classes also teach the on-campus business classes and are happy to meet with students virtually or in-person.

In fact, in the U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs for 2017, Ashland University’s Master of Business Administration Online Program was ranked as the fifth best online program in Ohio and the 111th nationally among the Best Online MBA Programs. Faculty credentials and training and student engagement were two significant factors in that ranking.

3. Meaningful Courses

Important Things To Consider When Looking For Online Business Schools

The classes you will take to complete your online business degree can make a huge difference in your education and in your career. When researching the online business program that is right for you, be sure the individual courses are right for your goals also. A solid online business program will give you options that make sense for you and your career or business.

At Ashland University, our curriculum is designed to ensure you start with a solid foundation of business classes. You can then focus on a specialization such as accounting, supply chain management and finance.

When you do your homework and look for these important factors in an online business program, you will find the one that is the best fit for you. Contact us at grad-admissions@ashland.edu to learn more about the Ashland University online business programs.

Resources:

https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2012/11/09/online-degree-programs-how-to-tell-the-good-from-the-bad

https://www.ashland.edu/graduate-admissions/accreditations

http://news.ashland.edu/article/ashland-university-online-programs-receive-recognition