Is an Internet MBA from University of Florida as respected as a traditional MBA?

By | August 26, 2015

MBA=Masters of Business Administration. Please note that I am 24 with 4+ years of professional work experience so I have already jump started my career. I’m not the typical college student with a blank resume. Also, IS IT TRUE THAT AN EMPLOYER CAN FIND OUT THAT YOU GOT YOUR DEGREE ONLINE AND NOT THROUGH THE TRADITIONAL APPROACH? thanks for the help!! This is a big $41k decision to make!

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4 thoughts on “Is an Internet MBA from University of Florida as respected as a traditional MBA?

  1. exploresupply

    When you say you have an MBA, you do not typically say: “Hi, yes, I have a traditional Brick and Mortar MBA” or “Hi, yes, I have an internet MBA”…

    The only thing to check is to ensure that the school is fully accredited i.e. the Uni of Florida has “The Internet (Flexible) MBA is one of the first online MBA degrees to be offered by a fully accredited business school.”… plus an article from ‘The Economist’ rating it quite highly, which makes it seemingly reputable.
    If you want to be 100% sure to give you more confidence, then check with the governing/accreditation body for MBA in America or just do a quick online search to find out reviews.

    PS: An employer has no interest in finding out about your MBA background as long as you can provide necessary documentation to show results.

    An MBA is serious business so find out exactly what good it will do for your career before heading into it. 4 year actually may not be enough experience for MBA. 5yrs + is the recommended for a good reason, I have been there. There is a lot of info that you need to know and have some experience with GLOBALLY.

    Good luck and good work on jump-starting your career! :-)

  2. Prof

    Good answer by Explores. When you complete your MBA degree, the certificate says that you earned the MBA. It does not say you earned a part-time, or on-line, or executive MBA. So it does not matter how you earn the degree, but it does matter from which school you earn it. Some schools without a great reputation award only on-line degrees, so it is best to avoid them. Many AACSB accredited schools offer a distance learning MBA.

    Before you decide on an MBA program explore the Internet for information on available programs. There is a lot of information available in free public service sites. Some sites are limited to specific countries, such as Germany, UK, or Australia. Some list a small number of select schools, while others may include more than 2,000 MBA programs listed worldwide. You can find the program that best fits you. You can search for programs by location (US, Europe, Far East, etc.), by concentration (finance, marketing, aviation management, health management, accounting, etc.), by type of program (full-time, distance learning, part-time, executive, and accelerated), and by type of degree (MBA, MS, Ph.D). In some cases you can select your own criteria and preferences to get a list of universities that satisfy your needs.

    You can find data on entrance requirements, program costs, program characteristics, joint degrees such as MBA/JD, and much more. Some sites have links to the schools’ web sites, or provide email addresses to contact schools of your choice, and send them pre-applications. You can find lists of top schools ranked by various periodicals or ranked by starting salaries of graduates, GMAT scores, and other criteria. Generally you should stay away from any sites that require you to pay to get information or that promise to find scholarships for you or ensure acceptance into a program. Before you provide any personal information to a site, be sure to read their privacy policy and make sure they are not harvesting email addresses for sale.

  3. Oliva Lewis

    There are many online websites that offer you a list of colleges and universities, but most of them are paid.
    Here is one web site that offer you to browse schools around the world for free (no hidden fees) .
    Just complete their questions and they will accept you.

    Go to http://FindYourUniversity.info

    I’m sure that will help

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