You’ve decided an MBA should be the next step in your career, and rightly so. But now you’ve got to decide if you want to get it online, or head to Auburn for 18 months and pursue it on campus. We won’t lie, it’s a hard decision; there’s certainly benefits to both. There’s five great reasons to choose the on campus route. Now you’re about to learn there’s five great reasons to study online! Here’s the top 5 reasons to choose an Auburn online MBA:
- We hope you’ve thought of this already, but an online MBA means you can study from your couch or at your desk, early in the morning or late at night, in a suit or in your sweats. You can stream your classes live or choose to watch them afterwards. Either way, rest assured you are watching the same classes, emailing the same professors, and taking the same tests as the on-campus students are. In short, it’s the best of both.
- On campus students are locked into a four-semester curriculum (five for dual degree candidates), but online, you can take classes at your own pace. Most online students choose to take two classes per semester, but it’s entirely up to you.
- Real professors, real time. The online MBA program features a lock-step curriculum. No DVDs sent to you in the mail, no videos of professors who actually retired 8 years ago. This isn’t 2004 anymore. Classrooms are equipped with multiple video cameras and microphones at each student desk. You’ll feel right at home…well, you’ll feel right at class, at least.
- Bang for your Buck. “An Online MBA for the Price of a Jeep,” as Poets and Quants put it in an in-depth feature story on the program recently. Other online MBA programs can run more than four times the cost of Auburn’s—yes, really—and still not offer some of the perks of our program, including the lock-step curriculum. And we don’t sacrifice on quality, either. Don’t believe us, read the article for yourself.
- Since its creation in 1990 as the second distance MBA program in the country, the program has continually received top rankings from various journals and magazines. The Princeton Review holds us at #12, US News and World Report names us as Top 10 worldwide, and we were just named eighth-best for veterans, a ranking we are extremely proud of. If you know of someone in the virtual trophy-cabinet business, let us know. Our current one is getting full.
Lock-step curriculum? Your pace and your time? A top-10 program that’s cheaper than any in the top-100? Yeah, an Auburn distance MBA is sounding pretty good right about now. Convinced?