Blog: August 2016

Online Learning Continues to Soar

With the market for online education predicted to swell this year, as the popularity and accessibility of online learning expands into new geographies and mobile devices become ever more ubiquitous, the scope, provider market, and variety of platforms in the online educational arena is sure to grow as well. As it does, educators and students alike must take advantage of the wonderful accessibility the online platform provides, while making sure that an adherence to quality and student outcomes remains a top priority.

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There are many reasons to choose an MBA as a way to grow your career, and this fall can be an ideal time to get started working towards getting a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

Once you have decided to work towards an MBA, there are many other choices to make. Is it important for you to go to a classroom every day, or do you need greater flexibility to work around a work schedule with online classes? Will you choose to take classes full-time or part-time?

Common Question: Where Do I Purchase My Textbooks?

This fall semester some Freshman will be decorating their dorm rooms at one of the beautiful campuses this fall, while others will be logging on to the UMass community from the comfort of their own home. Either way, it’s time to buy the textbooks you need for your classes, and if you are an online student, it may be a little more difficult to get to the campus bookstore.

Common Question: How Quickly Can I Earn My Degree?

One of the many reasons students take online classes is for the flexibility it provides for those working a full time job and to take a “full load” of classes to graduate sooner.  One of the best aspects of taking online classes through UMass: the option to take classes as slowly or quickly as you like. Depending on students’ schedules and workload capacity, a full course load of six classes could be possible. If you know that you have a busy season coming up at work, perhaps a two class schedule makes more sense.

5 Tips on Successful Salary Negotiating

As we approach the beginning of another school year, new students are excited to begin their journey and seasoned learners look forward to hitting the books again during the fall semester. But what about the recent graduates whose yearly return to academia is over and replaced by an ongoing, stressful search for their first job?

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Think Tank Calling for Credentialing

As the higher education industry continues its rapid evolution, a well-known think tank is looking to shake things up even more. A necessary but sometimes unwelcome test, the SAT, is a tool used by higher ed institutions to judge the knowledge of potential students. In years past the SAT score was heavily weighted in the application process.

Common Question: Do I have to log in at specific times do group projects with other students?

One of the biggest draws of online classes is their flexibility. Students also want a program that is reputable enough to ensure that they will be as strong candidates in the job market as those that went to a brick and mortar institution.

UMassOnline delivers the same quality education from each of the five UMass campuses, but in an online format. Many faculty members take the time to teach their courses online as well as in person. Through this system, UMass can offer a wide range of courses and programs.

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