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20 Reasons to Get Your Business Degree Online

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Thinking about getting your business degree online? Here are 20 reasons why you may want to choose an online business degree program over a campus-based program.
  1. Online business degrees are offered by a wide range of colleges, universities, and career schools.
  2. Many online business degree programs offer the same curriculum as their campus-based counterparts.
  3. You will not be limited by your geographic location.
  4. Online degree programs are often cheaper than campus-based programs.
  5. Financial aid is available for many online business programs.
  6. Some schools offer special scholarships to students who earn their business degree online.
  7. Commuting costs are non-existent.
  8. Eliminating travel to and from school will save you time.
  9. You can continue to work while you earn your business degree.
  10. There are many employers who are willing to reimburse students for the cost of an online business education.
  11. There is no special equipment required--in most cases, all you need is a computer and an Internet connection to earn your business degree online.
  12. Online classes are flexible--you can attend class whenever it is convenient for you.
  13. Many online business programs allow students to take open-book tests.
  14. An online education is well suited to anyone who likes to learn independently.
  15. Earning your business degree online can help you improve your self-discipline and time management skills.
  16. You can learn at your own pace--be it fast or slow.
  17. Unlike many campus-based courses, online courses are usually designed to accommodate multiple learning styles.
  18. Online classes often start every four to six weeks, which means you may not have to wait until a new semester begins to enroll in a degree program.
  19. You may be able to earn an online business degree at an accelerated pace.
  20. You can attend class in your pajamas.
Additional Resources
  • Online Colleges Database - The Online Colleges Database at OnlineColleges.net is a great place to gain an understanding of how online colleges work. The database also offers information on choosing the right online college.
  • All Business Schools - All Business Schools is an online directory of accredited business degree programs. The site also offers articles and other resources to help you advance your career.
  • About Distance Learning - Jamie Littlefield, the About.com Guide to Distance Learning offers a blog, a community forum, and many other resources for students who are interested in earning an online degree.
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