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Why Go Online for an MBA?


Earning an MBA can benefit business professionals in many ways, from boosting their effectiveness on the job to providing career advancement opportunities and increased earning potential. Yet, committing two years to a full-time, campus-based MBA program may not be feasible for people with significant work and family responsibilities.

The online MBA degree programs offered by Southern Utah University (SUU) can be good options for working adults. The convenience and flexibility of SUU's online MBA programs can help degree candidates balance education, work and family obligations. Plus, the relatively inexpensive tuition and accelerated design of these online MBA programs provides students with a quick, affordable way to advance their education, credentials and careers.

The Convenience of Earning an MBA Online

Student's enrolled in one of SUU's online MBA programs can complete coursework whenever and wherever their schedule allows, meaning they can fit studies around work and family time. This flexibility allows working professionals to advance their education on their own terms while still meeting their various daily responsibilities.

Studying online means students can earn the degree they want from the program they choose regardless of location. Uprooting a family and moving to a new city for a campus-based MBA program is certainly not convenient, or even possible, in many situations. With the convenience of online education, students can live where they want.

What Are the Advantages of an Accelerated MBA Program?

Courses in SUU's online MBA programs are only eight weeks long. Multiple course start dates throughout the year enable degree candidates to concentrate their course load into the periods when they have the most time to focus on their studies. The determined student can take advantage of this model to complete their MBA degree in as few as 12 months, fast-tracking their educational advancement and resulting career opportunities.

SUU's online MBA tuition is "pay-by-the-course," as opposed to the per-semester or per-year tuition model of many traditional programs. If students must lighten their course load due to life circumstances, taking longer to complete their degree, they will still pay the same total tuition of $16,005.

How Can Earning an MBA Degree Online Save Me Money?

The cost savings associated with earning an MBA online are many. Not having to relocate to a new city means the absence of moving expenses and possible cost-of-living increases. With the convenience of completing coursework at home, online MBA degree candidates can also avoid the costs associated with transportation, commuting and daycare.

Most notably, online MBA students can continue working and earning a regular income while completing their degree. The opportunity cost (forgone wages, missed career opportunities, etc.) for those who have to quit their jobs to attend full-time, campus-based programs can exponentially increase the actual cost of earning a degree.

SUU's online MBA programs provide graduates with the business acumen, skills and sought-after credential needed for upward career mobility. The convenient design of these accelerated, online programs allows candidates to pursue their degree in an efficient manner while still meeting work and family obligations. Consider these factors in combination with the substantial cost savings inherent in online learning and SUU's affordable tuition. Going online for an MBA can be a smart choice for the financially conscious working professional.

Learn more about Southern Utah University's online MBA programs.


Sources:

The Princeton Review: 5 Reasons to Get Your MBA Online

Learning House: Online College Students 2018

College Factual for Students: The Opportunity Cost of Going to College

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