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Are online college degrees worth it?
October 22, 2007 8:50PM
There is nothing on my BS degree that says it was online. I received one in 2000 in Business Information Systems. Be aware that in many cases, it is harder to complete degree work online than it is by attending campus classes. You are working virtually alone and either you do it or it won't get done. One advantage is that you can do it at any hour of the day or night, depending on your schedule. Another advantage is that you don't have a drunken room mate distracting you.
I am currently enrolled in an online MBA in Finance through Benedictine University. I received my bachelor's degree from a prestigious state school. I attempted to complete my master's from the same state school. However, I wasn't able to continue making the commute and my schedule was not flexible to work around my work schedule. I then applied to Benedictine to finish up my MBA. I have found the education at Benedictine University considerably more challenging then my courses at the state school. I will receive a degree from Benedictine with no reference to having had taken the program online. Online is just as good as on-ground.