30th Oct, 2009 | Source : Newsweek Showcase Archives
At face value most online MBA programs sound similar, though they may vary according to delivery model, mode of interaction, and cost. While each of these are important dimensions to consider when selecting an online program, there is one additional factor that is essential for potential MBA students to consider before all others the programs level of accreditation.
Knowing something about the schools accreditation will tell students a significant amount about the value of the degree for which they are paying, and all reputable programs should openly provide this information to prospective students.
At its most basic level, accreditation is an external validation process by which institutions of higher learning are measured against established standards to ensure a consistent high-level of academic quality. This is usually completed through a peer review process in which representatives from accredited institutions review evidence that the school has satisfied the relevant standards. These reviewers then use that evidence to determine whether or not to award the accreditation.
1st Apr, 2009 | Source : Newsweek Showcase Archives
When did choosing the right executive level business education program get to be so hard? In today's economic climate, and with the proliferation of business education providers, the challenge of seeking out the best programs for developing effective leaders is indeed daunting. Faced with so many options, how does a prospective student or corporation measure quality, reputation,… Read more
1st Apr, 2009 | Source : www.topmba.com
As business education has boomed, a major increase in applications to the relative newcomer to the family, the Executive MBA (EMBA) course, has also seen a dramatic overall rise. According to dedicated Applicant Research by Quacquarelli Symonds (TopMBA.com Applicant Research) applications were up 9% in 2005 and 16% in 2006. Meanwhile the Global Trium EMBA, an alliance… Read more