4 Reasons Why You Should Consider The MBA via Distance Learning

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider The MBA via Distance Learning


With technology now contributing greatly to the education industry, degrees such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) have become readily available via distance learning. There are pros and cons for both methods of study, however the MBA via distance learning is growing in popularity every day. If you are deliberating over which study method to choose, here are four reasons why you should consider the MBA via distance learning.

1. Flexibility

As we are all aware, life is very unpredictable. Whenever there is a flexible option presented to us, it’s always a great idea to consider it. Whether you have a newborn baby, would like to take a holiday, or have a business trip that cannot be rescheduled – the MBA via distance learning can be shaped around your commitments. For example, the Australian Institute of Business (AIB) MBA via distance learning is delivered in a 12-month format whereby one subject is studied per month. Should there be a reason to have a month or two off, this is easily organised in advance, and the student is able to pick up where they left off when the time is right.

2. Study while you work

When studying via distance, this therefore means that you are able to study anywhere, anytime. For the working professional, this is revolutionary in education as it means that you can continue to work throughout the programme. Studying whilst you work presents a number of great opportunities, such as the ability to immediately apply your learning into the workplace. This not only benefits your employer, but also allows you to experience deeper learning as you are able to see how the theory fits into the workplace in a practical way.

3. Reduced costs

As a student of the MBA via distance learning, this therefore means that you do not have to attend classes on a campus. There are a number of reduced costs which accompany this, including the transport costs which you would incur when travelling. As mentioned above, the MBA via distance learning also allows students to work while they study, therefore earning an income. If you are unable to financially afford to give up work whilst you study, the distance learning option is a fantastic alternative.

4. Improve your skills

When studying via distance learning, you must be extremely organised and switched on. You are essentially your own boss as you will manage the time in which you study. As a result, you learn to manage your time very well, and become particularly independent. Distance learning degrees also require teamwork, so you will gain additional skills in managing a virtual team, and working online with people around the world.

What do you think?

Are you considering the MBA via distance learning? I’d love to hear your reasons for doing so, and why you prefer the study method over on campus education. Join the conversation and leave a comment below! 

This article was written by Laura Hutton on behalf of the Australian Institute of Business. All opinions are that of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of AIB.

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