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Taking the MBA Online

January 25th, 2011

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Online MBA degree programs are beneficial to individuals who are looking to advance their careers while working a full-time job. Internet-based colleges allow students to create flexible class schedules that cater to their busy lifestyles.

Recently, the Carey Business School at John Hopkins University announced that it will begin offering an executive MBA program in the spring of 2011, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. The program is designed to take place over the course of 18 months, and distance learners will be able to apply as well. Coursework can be completed online to reduce the amount of interference in students' every day lives. Because the program is shorter than similar MBA programs at other schools, John Hopkins expects to see high enrollment numbers.

The program will require students to earn of a total of 54 credits. The executive MBA courses are tailored to meet the demand of senior-level professionals and managers who are already working in the business industry. Enrollees will be expected to have Approximately seven to 10 years of work experience.

Individuals who held master's degrees made $558 more weekly in 2009 than those without a college degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. An executive MBA may help a person find a high-paying job.

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