Top 10 Online Certified MBA Schools

The ranking of schools have always been a controversial issue because different schools or education institutions have different strengths and weaknesses, and the rankings of each different strength and weaknesses are usually impossible to be measured in mathematical terms.

It is important to find out business schools that are accredited and provides constructive modules which are able to improve students' ability to adapt to dynamic business world.

The final Top 10 Online MBA Schools that appear on the list are as follows (not in order of ranking):

  1. Grand Canyon University Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA), offering 26 different online MBA programs.
  2. Columbian Southern University Accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), offering 13 different online business post-graduate degree programs.
  3. University of Phoenix Accredited by the NCA, offering 22 business post-graduate e-learning programs.
  4. Westwood College is nationally accredited as a post-secondary learning institute.
  5. Capella University Accredited by the NCA, offering 37 online MBA courses which is one of the largest online MBA schools.
  6. University of Cincinnati Accredited by the NCA. Classified by the Carnegie Commission as one of America's Top 25 Public Research Universities.
  7. Tiffin University Accredited by the NCA and Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  8. North Central University (NCU) Fully accredited.
  9. University of London Audited and confirmed in 2005 by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) – UK independent body for safeguarding the quality and standards of higher education.
  10. U 21 Global (Singapore) Online MBA courses are backed by accredited education institutions (National University of Singapore, University of Queensland, University of Hong Kong, University of Glasgow, University of Nottingham, and other business schools).
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Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), Work-Integrated Education (WIE), and Employment Readiness

The students at the institutions of learning are better advised to join the Work-Integrated Learning, Work-Integrated Education and Employment Readiness Programs on arrival on campus, ie in their first year of studies. They should consistently participate through their studies. The program is fast becoming core to all lines of studies across the globe.

The World Association of Cooperative Education (WACE) is the global organization advocating for Work-Integrated Learning and Work-Integrated Education integration in all degrees and diplomas. The aim is to make a transition from the world of learning and education into the world of work seamlessly.

In South Africa we have the Southern African Society for Cooperative Education (SASCE) made of the academic and industry practitioners. It runs biannual continental conference called WIL Africa, to advance Cooperative Education and Work-Integrated Learning across the continent. SASCE and WACE work together on a number of initiatives, incluidng the annual WACE global conference that is hosted by different member universities.

The kind of programs conducted under the program must be relevant to the industries that are likely to absorb the graduations from the institutions of learning. They must be aimed at closing the gap between theory and practice during the whole period of studies.

General activities are organized and held on and off campuses by the Cooperative Education Departments of the Institutions, for example, industry visits, guest lectures by industry practitioners, visits to career fairs and exhibitions, industry specific workshops, seminars and conferences, on the job learning during the vacations, work read programs like how to write curriculum vitae, how to apply for employment, how to conduct job interviews, how to research industry and companies suitable to the graduate's dream career, etc.

For those institutions that have embroidered the program, partnership with the industry in offering P1 and P2 practical work is a natural practice. The training contributions credit points towards the qualification. The program follows a well formulated integration of theoretical lectures and learning at the industry.

There are many reasons why the companies would partner with the institutions of learning and participate in the programs. Among others, the opportunity for the learners to network with the industry practitioners, students given reliable sources of information in their career choices, companies source of recruitment of new talent, an acceptable standard of transition from the institutions of learning to the world of work, both the institutions and industry have interest in the graduations that are clear on why they chose the line of career they are following, and placement becomes successful as a result.

The above points bring us to the most important objective, namely employment readiness by the graduates. Employment Readiness Program is extremely important, and requires special focus. How a graduate arrives at their first place of employment depends on their transition management and readiness level. This is their second toughest transition after transition from high school to the university / college.

There are many potential fault lines that require a mentor to assist the graduates to overcome. It is impossible …

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India’s Move to Right to Education

BACKGROUND.

It was Saturday afternoon; the world seemed to be on vacation but me, as I was busy serving guests at a lunch party at my masters’ residence. Chatting and laughing was loud enough to be heard in every nook and corner of the house. But those were of least concern to me, because I had to respond to every single call for any requirement at the very word of the guests or the master in particular. It was 2009, and I was just seven, wearing a sweater and a half pant, watching a bunch of people boasting about the achievements of their wards and trying to prove ones child better than the other. When suddenly, an old man read from a magazine that the government was to pass a new act namely, Right to Education Act. But to me those routine talks about the household work made more sense than this new coming up topic, because neither I could read or understand there high-level conversation, which had diverted there talks from their children, on top of that I didn’t even understand, what the word ‘right’ meant. That elderly fellow said something like…

History of the Act:

The Free and Compulsory Education Bill 2003 was the first attempt of the Central government to draft a comprehensive legislation on education after the 86th Constitutional Amendment that made education a fundamental right. The Bill was an excellent example of bureaucratic empowerment, creating up to 6 levels of various authorities to ensure the provision of free and compulsory education. Furthermore, the reservation of up to 25% of the private school seats for the economically backward students to be selected by these authorities ensured that the Bill was a throwback to the old licence-permit-raj regime. Following widespread criticism, the Bill was discarded.

The Right to Education Bill 2005 is the second attempt by the Central government to set the education system right. Some of the important provisions of the Bill:

• Promises free and compulsory education of equitable quality up to the elementary level to all children in the age group of 6 to 14.

• Mandates unaided private schools to reserve up to 25 percent of the seats for students from weaker sections. The schools will be reimbursed by the lower of the actual school fee or per student expenditure in the government school. The aided schools will reserve “at least such proportion of their admitted children as its annual recurring aid bears to its annual recurring expenses subject to a minimum of 25 per cent.”

• Requires all remaining students to be accommodated by opening new government schools and within three years of the passage all students to have a school to go within their own neighbourhood.

• Forms School Management Committees (SMCs) comprising parents and teachers for state schools and aided schools. The SMCs will own the assets of the school, manage the accounts, and pay salaries.

• Establishes a National Commission for Elementary Education to monitor the implementation of the …

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E Learning: Why Choose Online Education?

The Internet boom is far from over, although it has been taking a slightly different slant in the past few years; hardly surprising as technologies advance and trends change. The World Wide Web is the largest resource of information in the whole world and whatever your needs the Internet can provide. What started as a bubble has soon become a massive tidal wave and online education is one of the areas that is still increasing, probably more than ever before.

You can shop online, you can watch TV online, and you can even book your holidays online or work online and now you can complete perfectly legitimate and recognised educational courses online. Far from being the alternative form of education used solely by working parents it is becoming just as popular with teenagers and professionals all around the world. There are no boundaries to learning when using the Internet. You can study a course that local colleges and educational institutions in your area don’t offer and you can do so without having to quite your job and leave home.

You don’t need to take three years to complete a course; you can often work at your own pace, fitting in around your commitments and according to your spare time.

What courses are on offer?

As well as courses designed primarily for completion on the Internet, many educational institutions are now leaning towards offering the major courses to be completed in the comfort of your own home. College degrees and graduate degrees are available in almost any subject you could imagine with many benefits over the traditional ‘classroom’ approach.

E-learning offers a vast array of topics too, from American History to Zoology and everything in between. Perhaps you are in full time employment and want a change in career. Not many of us can afford to just give up work and go back to college so online education could be the perfect answer.

Maybe you are unemployed and can’t find work suitable for you or the qualifications and experience you have. Online education can offer you the opportunity to gain more qualifications without the expenses of travelling or accommodation.

Why should I choose an online education course?

There are many advantages to online education. The courses are usually tailored to meet the different demands that are entailed within an online learning community. You are usually free to study at your own time and pace, so you have the opportunity to complete your chosen course quickly or as slowly as you want.

There are no travel costs involved with online education and no travel time whatsoever. The only time you will need to dedicate to your learning will be the time you spend studying and any trips to the library or other institution you may need.

Many jobs and careers demand a good working knowledge of the Internet, and by completing your course online you are already many steps closer to that end. You will have excellent knowledge on Internet research; always …

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Boost Your Career With Lovely Professional University

Making a bright future is not a cakewalk. To do so, one must be very careful since the beginning of his career. He must be a serious and hardworking person. He should know himself very well. He needs to test his own capacity. Keeping pace with his knack and capability, he must choose a degree program that can give his career a significant boost.

Some students get confused, when they go to choose their career paths. To help these students, Lovely Professional University (LPU) has appeared to the scene. With the goal of developing IT infrastructure in India, this university was set up under the state government private university act. Since the time of its inception till date, it has been helping the students choose their right career path. Along with helping them in taking the right decision, it has been offering world-class education. Consequently, they are performing well in the global completion.

If you want to boost your career with world-class education, you can get started with this reputed institution. This is one of the highly acclaimed institutions in India. Over the years it has been promoting innovative teaching and interactive learning. LPU has been recently awarded by Govt. and NASCOM for archiving the credit of "top in-house IT initiative". It has been capable of establishing itself as a Center of Excellence in Research. As the consequence of it, it has received more than 35 foreign tie-ups. It is probably India's largest private university transforming India from a developing country to a developed country. It is fully dedicated to raising the bar of excellence in education with the aid of world-class technological knowledge, cutting edge concepts, and state-of-the-art education programs.

Therefore, if you take admission to a program, you can get an opportunity to go out of India for further study. You can reach foreign counties easily, crossing the interface of your own country. The university offers more than 200 programs and courses in different disciplines. It has under-graduate, diploma, graduate, postgraduate, and doctor levels programs and courses to meet various needs and demands of the students. A significant number of students have been teaching in various colleges and universities in India and aboard. Many students are working at MNCs (multinational companies) located in various countries. LPU has a very good history, impressive track record and outstanding success story. One who gets his degree from this university, stays far ahead of his competitors. …

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How to Meet the Study Cost in New Zealand?

You can opt to study in New Zealand for a variety of reasons like good education, low population, and peaceful environment. However, there are some requirements that have to be fulfilled in order for you to come here for studies. One of them is the financial proof.

The semester in a university here lasts for 9 months. For that amount of time, you should be able to prove that you have an educational funding of 1250 dollars every month. But if you plan on staying longer then an educational funding of 15,000 New Zealand dollars per year needs to be proved. A student can prove that he has money in his bank account or that of a representative’s to meet his study cost in New Zealand. He can also show that he has received the money through some scholarships.

The students can also opt to work-study in New Zealand to cover up the study cost. If a job is able to provide you with sufficient living expenses for the educational funding, then the address of the employer needs to be provided along with the study visa application. A student visa in New Zealand allows a lot of freedom to the student to pursue a job along with his studies. He can actually work for 20 hours in a week during the duration of his semester and more during any break from his studies including his vacations.

A student can also get sponsorship to meet his study cost in New Zealand. This sponsorship could be from his parents, legal guardians or from his relatives also.

Loans are also available from government agencies to cover up educational costs. A student just needs to prove his worth for getting these kinds of loans.

The New Zealand government does not want anyone who is coming to this country for studies to be a burden on the resources of this country. This is very important for the government of the country to ensure that the people who come to this country feel very relaxed and face no stress regarding financial Issues.

There are many benefits of pursuing studies in New Zealand. The tuition fees are quite low. Apart from that, the degrees have also received recognition throughout the world. The support for students in New Zealand universities is one of the best across the entire globe. Furthermore, all the degrees are recognized by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) due to which they are worth pursuing.…

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Top Psychology Graduate Schools – University of Michigan

The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor boasts one of the largest psychology research departments in the country. Currently this university holds the number 3 slot for top Ph.D. programs in psychology according to the US News and World Reports rankings, measuring quality of a school's faculty, research, and students. At Michigan, students receive training for careers in both academic and applied settings-for positions in colleges and universities, governmental agencies, research organizations, and clinics. There are 6 different areas of psychology in which you can receive a Ph.D. including:

* Biopsychology
* Clinical Psychology
* Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience
* Developmental Psychology
* Personality & Social Contexts
* Social Psychology

In addition, there are a number of joint programs of study, offering dual emphasis in different areas:

* Social Work and Psychology
* Education and Psychology
* Women's Studies and Psychology

As posted on the University of Michigan website, there are several objectives that indicate quality in graduate study. The general objectives of psychology doctoral programs at Michigan include: 1) a general knowledge of the broad subject matter of psychology; 2) mastery of a specialized field; 3) competency in organizing, interpreting, and communicating effectively; 4) competency in research skills and creative work; and 5) professional skills relevant to their field of specialization. This broad array of skills will enable graduates to seek out careers in many different areas and develop their own program of research by working cooperatively with faculty members across the department, and in some cases, the university itself.
What can you do to prepare yourself for grad school at Michigan?

To get into grad school at Michigan, of course, you need to have an excellent academic resume, official copies of your transcript, submit GRE exam scores, and effective letters of recommendation. There are also several helpful tips found on the Department of Psychology website. Specifically, these tips suggest beginning to prepare yourself for grad school during at least your junior year of undergraduate education (although these are not hard and fast rules, as many students also work for a few years before being admitted to grad school):

* Broad undergraduate background in natural, physical, and social sciences
* Courses in Experimental Psychology (or research methods)
* Courses in Statistics
* Experience in the field, laboratory and / or research assistantships
* Undergraduate research project as a plus

The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a competitive for graduate admissions. The typical overall GPA of an admitted student is approximately 3.82. Although the number of students admitted changes from year to year, generally, less than 5% of applicants receive an acceptance letter. For the Clinical Psychology area alone, over 300 applications were received for the Fall 2009 submissions cycle. Only 6 students were admitted.

Those students who are admitted typically have a great understanding of how important faculty-student fit is to admissions committees. The payoff is great, not only in receiving one of the best graduate educations in psychology, but also in terms of financial assistance. Currently, Michigan offers …

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Preparing for College

It is never too early and it is never too late to start thinking about college. Nevertheless, early is always better.

What are you and your child doing to prepare for college?

THE EARLY YEARS

Begin college preparation in kindergarten, young students are receptive to thinking about college. Spend the early years exploring study methods, reading and experiencing life, find opportunities that increase curiosity and open the mind to creative and organized thought processes. Foster goal oriented thinking and time management skills in the child, so in the future they will have the tools to keep themselves on task.

Young students are especially successful at learning languages and music, even a child as young as four or five can start taking piano or keyboard lessons. If you have the means to expose them to a second language through travel or tutoring, give it a try, children can pick up second languages much faster than adults.

Of course, it is never too early to open a college savings account.

JUNIOR HIGH

By junior high, students should have a solid understanding of mathematics and be able to compose logical, grammatically correct essays.

Establish a college savings fund or other fund designed specifically for higher education if you haven’t already, this is a good time to start. See your local bank or credit union to find an account that offers the best rate. Parents should discuss investments and deposits to the college fund with the child, it is important that they understand the realities of how much college and living outside the home costs.

Children at this age are capable of visualizing their own future independent of parents, and strive for a decision-making role in their own lives. Recognize and respect uniqueness, support interests and allow them to evaluate opportunities. Of course, teenagers might think they know everything, so before they make a choice, ask them carefully thought out questions to guide them to a logical and informed decision.

HIGH SCHOOL

In high school, curriculum, grade point average and extracurricular activities become important factors in regards to college entrance requirements and scholarship opportunities.

Generally, most colleges desire that the student successfully complete the following basic subjects in high school:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Math, including Algebra and Geometry
  • 3 years of history and social sciences
  • 2 years of lab sciences
  • 2 years of a foreign language
  • College Guidance Counselor: Students should begin meeting with a guidance counselor at the beginning of 9th grade to ensure that all of the proper course work is taken, maintain a relationship throughout high school. Often the counselor can provide information on college entrance exams and scholarship information.

    A Note on Mathematics: Since many students struggle to retain their math skills, it is unwise to skip math in the senior year. Forgetting valuable information before taking placement exams, Advanced Placement Tests, the SAT or ACT could prevent the student from receiving a high score or require them to take a remedial math class …

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    Computer Networking Degree Online – Find One Now!

    Computer networking degree online is a distant learning opportunity for individuals to understand and maintain secure network infrastructures. Computer networking online and computer degrees online are offered by various accredited schools.

    As technology becomes more advanced and businesses become globalized, companies now need educated individuals who can help them in their goals. And a computer networking certificate online can jump start your career.

    The degree online is offered in the following levels:

    • Associate level,
    • Bachelor level,
    • Masters, and
    • Doctorate.

    These courses are offered in online format and on-campus style where participants may complete classes and then will be given harder network application programs later on.

    Topics include the following:

    • hardware devices which in turn include routers, switches and bridges and their problem areas,
    • wireless devices, networking security and security protocols
    • computer applications and software like sharing files, shared applications
    • working with various operating systems and programming tools and languages, and
    • designing, modifying and upgrading to more complex systems.

    Computer networking degree online is offered by these schools:

    • Strayer University Online – teachers how to re-built and maintain computer networks while building new ones,
    • Keiser University – focusing on security components of its computer networking education online,
    • Westwood College – students will have the know-how to manage and supervise other employees in the company,
    • Iowa Central College Online – where the primary foundations of networking and computer science skills will launch promising future for their students,
    • Kaplan University – which has programs for undergraduate and graduate studies for those professionals who want to improve their skills.
    • University of Phoenix – boasts of being a pioneer in online education for busy students,
    • Ashford University – an affordable school for students thinking of further career advances,
    • American Intercontinental University Online or AIU – gives industry-current education,
    • Everest University Online – offers career-oriented practical options for a respected degree in the job market,
    • Saint Leo University – offers a learn from home education system,
    • Virginia College Online – allows you to fit your schedule with your needs,
    • Colorado Technical University – an application-driven school who will prepare students for the real world,
    • Devry University – boasts of a supporting staff of academic advisers and career counselors, and
    • Liberty University – having a variety of industry-current education so that students can have confidence in themselves.

    With a computer networking degree online you're sure to penetrate the highly technological world and achieve the height of your professional success! So what are you waiting for? …

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    Teacher’s union boss courts GOP, key Hispanic groups in bid for Biden’s education secretary pick

    The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a collection of more than 40 Hispanic groups who have coalesced around Eskelsen García, are set to deliver their letter to the Biden team on Thursday or Friday.

    Eskelsen García, who until this summer was president of the 3 million-member National Education Association, has also had conversations with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to build support for her nomination, according to a person familiar with those discussions. She would be the first Latina education secretary if selected and currently serves as secretary of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

    The former union president is one of many potential Cabinet nominees jockeying for positions as President-elect Joe Biden builds out the leadership ranks of his administration. While most of those hopefuls, like Eskelsen García, have been advocating their candidacies behind the scenes without campaigning outright to be chosen, others like Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) have been more publicly vocal about their Cabinet aspirations.

    A transition aide familiar with the process said Eskelsen García’s chances of clinching the nomination have improved since fellow union leader Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers personally endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for the Democratic presidential nomination just ahead of Super Tuesday. House Democrats’ tight majority has also made it less likely that someone like Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) would get the nod, since her departure from Congress would open a seat Republicans see as a target for flipping in favor of a GOP candidate.

    Chances for Eskelsen García, a former public school teacher, are also boosted by the fact that Jill Biden is a longstanding member of the union she lead.

    Jill Biden praised both of the nation’s largest teachers unions for organizing their members to help elect her husband. “Joe and I will never forget what you did for us,” she said in an online session to thank the labor groups last month.

    Alexander is leaving Congress in several weeks but has made connections and overtures to fellow GOP colleagues in the Senate on Eskelsen García’s behalf, though he is not expected to publicly endorse a Democratic Education secretary nominee, according to people familiar with the process.

    Alexander and Eskelsen García worked closely in 2015 on bipartisan K-12 education legislation, the Every Student Succeeds Act, S. 1177 (114), for which the National Education Association gave Alexander a major award.

    While a large swath of Republican lawmakers initially would likely be outright opposed to confirming the head of a teachers union, supporters of Eskelsen García see potential GOP votes within reach in the Senate, including Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The two moderate Republicans broke with their party in 2017 to oppose President Donald Trump’s pick of Betsy DeVos to be Education secretary, and Murkowski won the endorsement of Eskelsen García’s union in each of her past two elections.

    Eskelsen García supporters are also playing up her roots in Utah, where she was teacher of the year in 1989, as a way to woo

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