If you haven’t heard already, most business schools in the U.S. and abroad now offer a multitude of distance learning options designed to meet the needs of today’s busy working professionals or anyone seeking a more flexible learning experience. What this means is, students can continue to live and work in the city or town that they love, while completing a top MBA program at a school that’s located as close as a neighboring state or one that’s as far away as another country. While programs delivered 100% online do provide the greatest flexibility, hybrid programs offer a significant amount of flexibility for those who prefer to take some classes on campus and others online. Some B-schools even offer specific classes online, without having to label the program as online or hybrid.
With so many flexible options to choose from, today’s aspiring MBAs have more options that ever before. And guess what? We have a few more to add to the list!
For July 2018, we are pleased to announce that University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Seton Hill University, and Imperial College of London have a few new online programs every aspiring MBA should know about. Here you go.
University of Wisconsin-Parkside – Kenosha, Wisconsin
The College of Business, Economics, and Computing (CBEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (UW-Parkside) has announced the launch of a 100% Online MBA that can be completed in as few as 12 months. This low-tuition, 30 credit hour program has six concentrations including General Management, Data Analytics, Finance, Global Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. In a press release announcing the launch, UW-Parkside Media Contact John Mielke wrote, “each concentration within the program features several other benefits for students including multiple start dates per year, a GMAT waiver for most applicants, accelerated 7-week courses, and highly qualified faculty with extensive experience as corporate managers and entrepreneurs.”
Located in what the Department of Business calls the “Chicago-Milwaukee Corridor,” UW-Parkside says the school “has entered into an increasing number of exchange agreements with universities in countries around the world including China, India, Germany, Finland, Italy, Australia, France, and Russia helping to internationalize our classrooms and generate increasing global exposure.” Thus, says the school “there are opportunities to study abroad in many countries, and also connect with international students and experts on campus.”
“This is very important in the interconnected world of business, and equips our MBA alumni with experiences, global awareness, knowledge, and skills valued by many employers.”
Note that in addition to being offered 100% online, the UW-Parkside MBA is offered in a blended format (on-campus/online). At the time of publication, tuition for the program was $18,000.
Established in 1968, UW-Parkside is one of 13 baccalaureate degree-granting campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. The school, which serves more than 4,300 students across four colleges including Arts and Humanities, Natural and Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Professional Studies, and Business, Economics, and Computing, offers 41 majors, 56 minors, multiple certificates, pre-professional programs, and online degrees.
The College of Business, Economics, and Computing, which has over 20 majors, minors, concentrations and certificates, is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have attained this prestigious distinction.
Seton Hill University – Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Seton Hill University has announced the launch of an exciting new Online MBA in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination that includes preparation for Internal Auditor and Fraud Examiner Certifications. According to a recent Seton Hill press release, students can choose to take courses online or on campus, which allows them to tailor their learning experience without “sacrificing any of the personalized support Seton Hill is known for.”
In addition to core courses such as Auditing, Managerial Accounting, and Project Management, students in the new program will take unique courses such as Financial Transactions & Schemes, Forensic & Fraud Investigation, Forensic & Fraud Legalities, and, Fraud Prevention and Deterrence.
There is no GRE or GMAT required at Seton Hill, and students can start the MBA Program at six different times throughout the year. Students also have the option to complete the degree in one year (or take it slower if that’s what works for you).
Chartered in 1918, Seton Hill University is a Catholic coeducational liberal arts university founded by the Sisters of Charity. The school serves more than 2,000 students across five schools. More than 80 undergraduate majors, 11 graduate programs and a wide variety of certificates and minor fields of study are offered. The Accounting, Business Administration, and MBA programs at Seton Hill are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
Imperial College of London – Kensington, London
Imperial College of London has announced the launch of a new Global Online MBA. Developed by the Business School’s Edtech Lab (short for Educational Technology), the program is designed to be completed in two years, part-time. The school uses its own technology, called The Hub, to deliver a “dynamic, flexible online experience.” Students can complete the program around their “professional and personal commitments from anywhere in the world,” says the school, thanks to recorded lectures and online activities that are available on-demand and live online lectures held in line with multiple time zones.
The program consists of pre-study modules, core modules, and electives. Each core and elective module lasts for 10 weeks. All students will be required to devote time to preparing for lectures, undertaking background reading, working in groups, completing assessments (both individual and in groups), revising for exams, etc. Students will also work in Syndicate Teams to complete projects in areas ranging from Marketing to Economics.
Although students will complete coursework for the program online, they will be required to meet their global cohort during Induction Week in London. The Induction residency consists of an “intense itinerary” that provides students “with the foundations for success” in their studies. In year two, students will have the opportunity to build on these relationships, when they undertake the Capstone Business Game in London.
In 1907, the Royal College of Science, the Royal School of Mines and the City & Guilds College were combined to form Imperial College London. Today, Imperial College London is the only UK university to focus entirely on Science, Engineering, Medicine and Business. The school, which serves more than 17,000 students from more than 125 countries, offers dozens of programs through 16 departments.