Online MBA Degrees – A Guide

If you are looking for a kick-start to your career or planning your future prospects, chances are that you might be considering an MBA degree. Whether you need to improve your learning potential or choose a challenging career that will keep you excited over the years, an MBA is the right choice. But for many, pursuing an MBA degree might not be possible due to lack of time, other commitments or even financial constraints. As a solution to all these problems, an online MBA program is your best bet. An online MBA degree will allow you to study at your own time and pace, work part or full time through the program, earn while you learn and is also reliably cheaper than other traditional MBA courses available. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection and you are ready to begin.

But, you will soon realize that there are several online degree programs available and choosing the correct one for you can be quite a tricky process. There are certain things you must check out before enrolling for an online MBA program and these include:

o Will future employees accept your online degree program? An online MBA will only be accepted if it is earned from a college or institution that is accredited by the required agencies. Only if the school is accredited, will the degree count for anything in the job market. Be careful of fly by night schools that promise you a degree without any effort or at extremely low fees. Always verify the program before signing up for any course.

o What is the student support available by the online school? Contact the admissions office to find out what contact channels are available to online students. Does the college offer only email communication or provide for forums, chat rooms and online tutorials? Are there professional advisors available for online students? Will the financial aid office of the college extend its support to online students as well?

o What are the means of imparting education with regards to a particular online degree program? You need to check how the school will deliver the lessons and whether the course material is available 24/7 to you online. This is especially important if you are planning to work and study simultaneously. If there is a facility to interact with other students and faculty online, getting an online degree will be made easier.

o What is the cost of the online MBA degree? You need to check on regular tuition fees along with possible extra charges such as examination fees, special tutorials, library fees, etc. In this way you can make a budget for your education and look at aid options or cheaper alternatives in case the costs are too prohibitive. If you are working and completing your MBA at the same time, your employer may defray a portion of your fees. The cost of tuition for online MBA programs varies from college to college so shop around before making …

Susan Boyle Dreams of a New Career – What About You?

Have you seen the video now sweeping the Internet, of Susan Boyle singing "I Dreamed a Dream" on 'Britain's Got Talent' show?

Her performance brought the audience to its feet in cheers and tears.

Susan is a 47-year-old, unemployed woman – either stylish nor beautiful – who has never sung before a large audience.

And yet – she wants a new career. She wants to be a professional singer.

When she took the stage and stated her age and her ambition of this new career, the audience and the judges titted with cynicism and doubt.

And then she began to sing.

Immediately, everyone knew they were witnessing something quite exceptionally. She stirred their souls with her beautiful voice and heartfelt rendition. In the blink of an eye, an audience of skeptics was transformed into adoring fans.

I do not know what Susan's future holds, but I am sure she will have a new career very soon!

Susan Boyle's moment captures what I have been talking about for years and reflects what Eleanor Roosevelt said: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

For 35 years Susan dreamt of a new career. She bought her opportunity. She risked being ridiculed on television because her dream was stronger than her fear.

She, quite literally, put herself 'out there.'

Are you willing to risk everything for the beauty of your dream? Are you looking for and seizing all opportunities to live your dream and find your new career?

Our dreams do have beauty in them. They have meaning, not only to us, but also to others.

As we express the beauty from within into outward form as Susan did, we stir something in the souls of others, not just our own.

Susan Boyle expressed her beauty through singing. How will you express yours?

I read once of an angel taking a human on a guided tour of extraordinary creations of art, music, inventions, architecture and the like. The human marveled and asked the angel, "What is this place?" And the angel answered, "These are all theventions that were intended to be created by humankind over the years – and never were."

Henry David Thoreau said, "Most people die with their music still in them."

What about you?

What do you have a burning desire to create? What new career is calling you? What music is still in you? How will you sing your own version of I Dreamed a Dream?

In my own life, sometimes I've taken risks and sometimes I've stayed in my comfort zone. But there is no real safety in hiding – no satisfaction either.

When I've taken risks, the outcome always led to more and better surprises than I ever thought. New careers opened up; promotions and larger assignments were available.

Best of all, I had the deep satisfaction of knowing I was fulfilling my purpose. And I influenced other people in positive ways, adding to my own joy in expression.

Dreams come from …

How to Master Your Career With an Online Master Degree

As the job market becomes more and more competitive, employers are selecting the best candidates to fill their job's vacancies. You can secured a job with your undergraduate degree after you graduated from college is because you are the best candidate at that time for the position. You must continue to stay competitive in order for you to move upward to higher positions along your career path. Working experience and strong knowledge on your work related field are the key factors for your career achievement. Your working experience can be built along your career path, but how to master your career so that you will continue to have the best candidate for any job promotion opportunity that appear along your career path?

You may want to continue pursue for your career related knowledge so that you are well prepared if you are given any opportunity to advance your career to next level. But, you may not want to quit your current job or take a long unpaid leave just to go back to college to earn a graduate degree. Then, online master degree program can be the best option for you to earn your master degree without the need to sacrifice your current job.

There are many promising online universities offering various skilled related online master degree programs that fit for working individual who plan for career advancement.

Before you start search for your prefer online master degree program, you must first consider what type of master degree program that fit well into your career path. And, what are the compulsory courses that must be included into your master degree program so that you can gain the necessary knowledge that can help in your career. Internet is the best place to search and get the necessary information on any online master degree programs offered by various online universities.

If you search for master degree program online, you should receive thousands of results, you must carefully short listed online master degree programs that contains your required courses. Then, you can get further information on your selected master degree program from those online universities. Requesting online universities to send you their degree program information are always free of charge, you must utilize this benefit to get as much information as possible and carefully review each master degree program to further narrow down your selected list.

Then, you must get all you questions answered before you decide which master degree program to sign up. The best way to clarify all your doubts is directly contact the online universities admission office. Most of online universities have their contact information stated on their websites. And, some of them have their announcement officer online to answer any inquiry through online chat session. You should make sure you get all your questions answered before you make up final decision on which master degree program best suit your career goal.

After you have enrolled into an online master degree program, your next task is to complete your master …

Distance Education – Are You Ready to Hit the Digital Books?

Distance education is broadly defined as the provision and process of learning when the learner and the source of information are separated by distance, time, or both. If any of this learning takes place on-site for any reason (including taking exams), the learning is termed "blended" or "hybrid" learning.

The Internet has made continuing education via distance learning faster and easier for distributors and students. Over the last couple of years the education sector has seen a remarkable rise in the prominence and impact the "virtual university".

Approximately 1 in 5 undergraduate students in North America are enrolled in at least one online learning, continuing education class, and 1 in 20 are now enrolled in an online education degree program. Courses range from the most basic instruction through to masters and doctor programs.

Levels of accreditation vary broadly. Some of the online education "institutions" are nothing more that fraudulent "diploma mills" receiving no oversight. But, in the United States, an institution may not use the term "university" without government accreditation.

Technologies used in distance learning education delivery are divided into two groups:
1) synchronous learning technologies
2) asynchronous learning technologies

Synchronous Learning technology resembles traditional classroom teaching in that all participants are "present" at the same time and there is a set timetable. Technologies used for synchronous learning include Internet technologies such as VoIP, live streaming, and videoconferencing, and broadcast technologies including television and radio (traditional and satellite).

Asynchronous Learning technology allows students to access "evergreen" coursework and exams on their own schedule using the Internet. This, of course, allows more flexibility, but also allows procrastination.

Synchronous and Asynchronous Distance Learning Education are often combined. The Internet can blur the distinction between these two distance education methods.

Developing distance learning technologies include computer games, three-dimensional (3D) immersive environments, and virtual worlds,
which may be streamed in real time and / or downloaded and engaged via a local hard drive.

An all-online degree program via distance education / distance learning allows even a busy traveling professional to take their education on the road. When they get behind, the entire program is readily accessible via Internet to help them get back on track. Online education students have access to lectures within a few hours of on-campus students, even when they're on the other side of the world! Dedicated to meeting the needs of location and time bound students, are you ready to hit the digital books? …

College Students Looking For Jobs – Help Build Needed Homes With Red Feather Development

A great new program from Honor Roll Online helps job-seeking college students build more than a career. A partnership with Red Feather gives them the opportunity to help create willingly sustainable housing for Native Americans.

Honor Roll Online was created to provide underserved college students from exceptional small schools with practical, effective tools for building their careers. It's the same spirit that motivates Red Feather Development Group to find practical, effective ways to improve the lives of American Indian families. That's why Honor Roll Online is proud to announce a new partnership with Red Feather that will allow you to build more than a new career. When you enroll with HRO this month, you'll also help build homes for Native Americans in need.

Join HRO Today and You Could Earn a Personal Building Project with Red Feather

+ Honor Roll will donate $ 1 to Red Feather in your name.

+ You'll receive a special Donor Decal and Letter of Appreciation.

+ You'll be eligible for participation in a Red Feather summer internship building project.

Enrollment is Free and Takes as Little as 10 Minutes

+ Click the Login tab on any page of honorrollonline.com.

+ Enter your school-issued email address and HRO school passcode (available through a link on the Login page).

+ Follow the on-screen directions for completing your profile.

Already Enrolled? Apply for a Red Feather Project

+ Click the Jobs tab at the top of your candidate home page.

+ Select the Positions link at the top of any Red Feather profile page.

+ Follow the on-screen directions for completing the project application process.

Do not forget to tell your friends about this unique program. This special partnership could add up to thousands of dollars for Red Feather Development Group and help change hundreds of lives.

About Red Feather Development Group

Red Feather educates and empowers American Indian nations to create sustainable solutions to the severe housing crisis within accommodation communities. While focusing public attention on the intergenerational poverty and acuter community development problems that plague American Indian reserves, Red Feather teachers is affordable, replicable and sustainable approaches to home construction. Red Feather organizes volunteers, and, alongside tribal members, builds particularly needed homes.

Learn more about Red Feather Development Group at RedFeather.org

About Honor Roll Online (HRO)

Honor Roll has consolidated the student population of the top small colleges, universities and scholarships foundations in the United States to offer its corporate affiliates the ability to create and execute successful, cost-effective recruiting campaigns. By developing relationships with students that rival most skilled service centers on large campuses, HRO can provide corporate recruiters not only a direct communication pipeline to the most qualified and motivated candidates, but the tools to attract, identify, qualify, interview and hire them. Visit our website for more information. …