Through academic partnerships, more educational institutions are creating programs to accommodate the growing demands of distance learners. Many working professionals strive to finish their schooling, but lack the time to attend traditional classes. For individuals who wish to advance in their business careers, earning a master’s degree through online courses may be an ideal opportunity to advance their careers.
Recently, Texas A&M University-Commerce announced that it will begin offering executive master’s and bachelor’s programs in business administration for distance learners. Individuals can begin registering for courses, which are scheduled to begin in March 2011.
“We saw that busy work and life schedules prevented a number of students from completing or pursuing business degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s levels,” said Hal Langford, the Dean of Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business and Technology. “The desire was there, but students needed more schedule flexibility.”
Individuals who held master’s degrees made an average of $558 more weekly in 2009 than those without a college degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Online colleges are providing more opportunities for working professionals to move up the career ladder.