Online MBAs overtake in-person programs, gain popularity in the US

Online MBA programs in the United States have overtaken in-person programs in terms of popularity as their enrolment numbers and reputation continue to grow, writes Liam Knox. Knox writes that the pandemic has accelerated a slow growth in online MBAs. At some institutions, the improved accessibility and lower cost of online MBAs has resulted in much more diverse program demographics than seen in residential programs. The author also notes that though online programs were once thought to be of a lower quality, the pandemic has changed employers’ and the public’s biases by making online learning much more widespread. Knox writes that as online MBAs have been embraced, and that this provides a model for institutions to follow when developing other online programs. Inside Higher Ed Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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