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A Dollar a Day for a Business Degree?

June 18, 2018

The US’s largest private employer just added another perk to its benefits package for associates: the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate degree in business or supply-chain management for a dollar a day without incurring debt. Here’s a closer look at this innovative benefit recently announced…


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Online Classes Cheaper To Deliver

June 1, 2018

A new study finds that colleges and universities with a strategic plan to implement high-quality digital learning will save money and increase their ROI. Let's take a closer look.


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Is Summer the Reason You Feel Stressed?

May 28, 2018

Planning to get some studying in this summer? If so, online students with air conditioning may have an advantage, according to a recent study by researchers from Poland’s Poznan University indicating that more stress hormones are released into the bloodstream during warm weather. Here’s a closer…


Newly added Online Programs

Purdue University Online

Master of Science in Communication: Public Relations

June 22, 2018
In the Strategic Communication/Public Relations concentration, you'll use a new global perspective to master crisis communications in the 21st Century and learn how to build an integrated strategy that properly identifies, then involves, all key stakeholders.

Trading College

Apprentice Trader Course

June 22, 2018
If you are new to trading and are looking for an interactive online course that will teach you the tools you need to be a successful trader – look no further.

University of Johannesburg

Bachelor of Human Resource Management

June 21, 2018
The purpose of the Bachelor of Human Resource Management is to equip graduates with an in-depth grounding in human resource management (HRM) knowledge, theory, principles, and skills so that they can contribute to the multifunctional, multinational public and business sectors, confidently executing analytical, interpretive, strategic and integrative… [+] skills. [-]

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Why You Should Earn Your International Policy and Practice Degree Online

June 19, 2018

Whether you want to further your career prospects in business, social policy, politics, public health, diplomacy, development, research or journalism, navigating the obstacles and leveraging the opportunities that arise from globalization depend on one thing: the ability to understand and unravel th...


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Why You Should Look For A Success Coach

June 8, 2018

Online students have a lot to juggle. Full-time jobs and the demands of family and home life combined with online courses can take its toll. That's where success coaches come in. Let's take a closer look at why you should consider a success coach.

Online Study Possibilities

What are online studies?
Online studies are higher education courses, programs and degrees that are offered online. Some online courses are hosted exclusively through digital platforms, while others include remote learning and on-campus elements. Online studies are practical and often very flexible, allowing students to study when, where and in ways that are more convenient than traditional on-campus offerings. Online studies range from individual courses and certificates to full degree offerings and study options for specific industries and career fields. Many traditional institutions offer online studies alongside their physical course offerings, but the popularity of online studies has led the development of many online-only institutions.

What are the benefits of online studies? Online studies are ideal for working professionals and for individuals who have personal situations that make it difficult to pursue full-time, on-campus studies. Online courses and degrees are often flexible and some can be completed at the student’s own pace. The variety of online study options means that there are options for every student. Online studies have become very popular and are now offered by both traditional “brick-and-mortar” institutions and exclusively online providers. Students interested in online study opportunities will find a wealth of subjects, instructional methods, schedules, costs, and credentials.

What subjects are offered online?
Nearly every subject and degree can be found as an online study option. Online studies range from career-building courses to full degrees such as undergraduate, master, and PhD level programs. You will also find online programs in specific career fields like law, medicine and business.

What kind of career can you expect with online studies?
In recent years, online studies have increased in popularity and online degrees, certificates and qualifications are now widely recognized by both employers and higher education institutions. As with “brick-and-mortar” institutions, it is important to consider the reputation and accreditation status of your chosen school or program.

How much does it cost to study online?
The cost of studying online varies from program to program, though in many cases online studies can be less expensive than comparable on-campus offerings. Online program fees are set by the school or program provider and the institution, location, program format and field of study can have an impact on the cost. Some programs offer financial assistance and, in some instances, online study options can qualify for student financing programs like grants and loans. It is important to contact the course or program provider to find out more about the costs associated with the program of your choice.

What are the pre-requisites for online studies?
As with traditional, on-campus programs, the prerequisites for online studies vary from program to program. For higher-level degrees like online master’s or PhDs, applicants will often be required to have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree. Make sure to contact each school or provider with questions about prerequisites.

How long does it take to complete online studies?
Online studies can vary in length and method of instruction. In some cases, the flexible nature of online study options means that they can be completed as quickly or slowly as the individual student desires. One benefit of studying online is that many programs offer the opportunity to study at an accelerated rate, or to study at your own pace. It is important to contact individual programs to enquire about the length of a program and the method of instruction.

Why should I consider online studies?
Online studies are an ideal way for modern, connected individuals to enhance their careers, gain new skills, earn degrees, and complete their education. The flexible nature of online studies make them the perfect option for busy professionals who want to gain more experience or move into a different sector or position. For students looking for full-degree offerings, online studies offer the opportunity to study without boundaries. Read more about online study options here.