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Distance Learning MBA
Program and Course Information

As web technology becomes more advanced, more and more universities are choosing to offer distance learning programs – and MBAs are no different. A distance learning MBA is your chance to study an MBA on your own terms. You could study over the internet during your spare time or at weekends, or in a completely different country to where you work.

A distance learning MBA will also allow you to study at some of the world’s top universities with some of the world’s top tutors – perfect if your home country doesn’t have good business schools.

What will I study on a distance learning MBA program?

The content of a distance learning MBA program should be similar to any international MBA program, with core modules and theory followed by a round of electives. As the student body will normally be internationally-mixed, you’ll be expected to learn from each other’s experiences and concentrate on global business norms.

You should expect your international MBA program to have content on the following:
 

  • Global business
  • Strategic management
  • Financial analysis
  • People management
     

Length and structure

A distance learning MBA program normally takes between one to two years to complete depending on the university and mode of study. Most courses will include a short meet up at the beginning and end of the program, where you’ll meet in a central location and find out more about the course.

The distance learning part of the program is taken online. Most courses will keep technology to a minimum – what works for a student in the US might not work for a student in Nigeria. Most courses will also avoid real-time interaction. With students around the world, it’s hard to work to a particular time of day, so most distance learning MBAs will use forums as a way of discussing case studies.

You will be expected to participate every day, spending two to three hours contributing to discussions. You will be assessed by a combination of exams and the level and expertise of your contribution to group discussions.

How can a distance learning MBA program help my career?

Taking a distance learning MBA will improve your career through increased earnings, global business contacts and the prestige of having an international MBA program. Although some employers view a full-time MBA as being a better bet, this view is declining as more and more business schools sign up to distance learning and online programs.

Entry requirements

Most distance learning MBAs will look for a number of factors before accepting you onto a course. These may include a high GMAT score, previous work experience, previous business qualifications and the ability to attend a preliminary meeting.

You may have to demonstrate the following:
 

  • A set period of work experience
  • Language proficiency
  • GMAT score
  • Personal recommendation
  • Successful interview
     

What to do next

If you would like more information on distance learning MBAs or other international MBA programs, sign up for our Free Application Service to view a selection of leading MBA programs around the world and to apply online.

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