Improve Your Future With An Online University Degree

May 19, 2011 by  
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Improve Your Future With An Online University Degree

When the economy is in the toilet and companies are in layoff mode, the natural reaction of many people is to become gloomy. After all, there’s nothing good about unemployment and limited job opportunities. There are some people out there who take things in stride and instead of retreating into depression over losing their job, choose to look at their situation as an opportunity. That’s one of the reasons why Online degree programs are so popular at times like this.

If you are in the mindset that losing your job gives you time you might not otherwise have had to improve yourself, think of how much better a position you’ll be in when the economy improves. If you were still working full time -perhaps on the production floor, maybe in sales or real estate- would you have considered quitting to pursue an MBA, even though you knew it would lead to a better paying job?  Probably not. But having the time at home to pursue an Online MBA from a highly regarded, web-based institution like Regis University gives you the ability to earn a coveted degree without the additional expenses of moving to attend college.

The experience of earning an Online university degree can be every bit as enriching and just as participatory as in a traditional classroom. While self-motivation, the ability to work independently, possession of strong time management skills and a certain level of comfort with technology (namely an Internet connected computer) are required in order to succeed in Online degree programs, the convenience of being able to study from the comfort of your home is a compelling advantage.

If job loss has left you financially strapped, students at web-based colleges are eligible for financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants and student loans, just as with so-called brick and mortar colleges. In addition, if you have earned credits previously from other academic institutions, you may be able to apply them toward the requirements for an Online MBA; an enrollment counsellor will be able to advise you of options. Online degree programs are available in a wide range of disciplines and often with the option for a Master’s Degree. For example, people wishing to leave corporate life behind altogether could pursue Nonprofit Management or Public Administration, while students interested in moving to a high tech career have may choices from Software Engineering to Business Technology Management.

If you’re at home and pondering your next move, think about what option is likely to pay you the greatest dividends in the future. Pursuing an Online university degree is a smart way to spend your free time and position yourself for a new career.

Daniel Marcus Manson Oct 29, 2009
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