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It isn’t called correspondence school anymore, and the stigma that is causing you to question distance education is vanishing. The world of education is changing, people’s lives are hectic, and viewpoints about how we learn are evolving. Today, getting a degree online is an option millions of people throughout the world take advantage of.
Taking time from work to pursue an advanced degree like an MBA isn’t a popular option in these times. Working adults who wish to complete or further their studies or credentials are seeing more and more options for accomplishing their goal open up to them, and they’re taking advantage of it. While some may turn their nose down at the idea of distance learning, the Ivy Leagues and highly ranked aren’t among them:
- Harvard University has introduced the Harvard University Extension School, which allows students to earn an Associates, Bachelor, or Masters Degree in a wide range of study fields. It also offers professional programs. Students learn like their on-campus counterparts by streaming their lectures from Harvard professors.
- Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business is a nationally ranked institution with an online MBA program rated excellent by the Economist. The program allows students to earn their MBA in two to five years, including a one-week residential session.
- The University of Pennsylvania offers students the opportunity to further their medical and nursing educations, or earn undergraduate UPenn credit through the College of Liberal and Professional Studies.
Distance education is no longer a shrinking violet. The opportunity for people from around the world with varying lifestyles and backgrounds to achieve their educational goals is within their reach, and yours too.