Elaine Garcia from Interactive Pro says studying an MBA online with The University of Law Business School will be just as good as being in the lecture hall.
By Editorial Team. Published 08 August 2018. Last updated 24 June 2021.
If you are studying online with us you will still have access to all the lectures via our bespoke videos and take part in other classroom activities using our innovative learning platform. You will also benefit from being able to study at any time of the day or week and review materials as many times as you wish to ensure you fully understand the topics presented.
When viewed with an eye to education, MBA stands for ‘Master of Business Administration’. Today, there is a broad spectrum of MBA courses to choose from. Therefore, it’s necessary to understand the differences and make sure that you choose the right MBA for you. So why opt for an online MBA?
Regardless of the differences between courses, there’s no distinction to be made between MBA graduates who studied on campus, and those who studied online. So, there’s no reason not to take advantage of the flexible e-learning opportunities on offer.
An MBA is a postgraduate qualification designed to provide you with a range of strong skills, such as communication and public speaking, and business problem-solving. Alongside this, you will also bolster familiarity with foundational business practices such as accounting and finance, marketing, and management, developing a host of vital leadership skills to apply across multiple management disciplines. Aimed at practising managers who are looking to step up to more senior roles, syllabuses often include practical case studies and offer to build career ready skills.
While specific entry requirements may vary from one course or institution to another - a bachelor’s degree is usually a minimum requirement – and those applicants with some career progress already attributed to them may be viewed more favourably. If you are planning to continue working alongside your studies, the most convenient way to do this is with an online MBA. Because applicants are often more mature, with existing life commitments, online MBAs are increasingly growing in popularity due to their great flexibility and individual tailoring capabilities.
The University of Law Business School currently offers CMI-accredited online MBA programmes with specialisations in International Law and Entrepreneurship. Both programmes place great emphasis on your future employability, and feature practice based learning within an international and contemporary context. And, whichever specialisation you opt for, you’ll also receive a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute when you successfully graduate.
Studying online with The University of Law Business School lets you gain your MBA through a variety of teaching and learning methods, such as professionally produced video lectures, online seminars, interactive discussion boards, case study analysis, and directed readings – all available at a time and place that suits you. Along with full support from our faculty, all of whom are experienced academics and business practitioners, you also have ample opportunity to network with your fellow students studying with you online, helping you develop friendships and professional contacts that can last a lifetime.
When choosing your MBA, it is important to recognise the differences in course content and expected outcomes between programmes and select the one best suited to your career goals.
More general MBAs provide broad skills in business management, relevant to several industries and roles. Students typically have a global perspective, with high potential, and will often need professional work experience to join.
Specialist MBAs are increasingly popular for those wishing to enter, or progress within, a particular industry or sector. Whilst not neglecting general business and management skills, they focus on a particular professional aspect and attract students requiring niche skill sets or knowledge, which a general programme might not specifically meet.
Given the strong track record of many of the institutions offering MBA courses, and how warmly they are received by prospective employers, there’s no doubt an online MBA will help to position you amongst the professional elite. This globally respected postgraduate qualification has become the degree choice for those who are looking to increase their professional competencies, or perhaps even start their own business venture.
Find out more about the online MBAs offered by The University of Law Business School.