You want to advance your education and earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in order to make more money at work. But you don’t have time for school because you’re working 40 hours a week. If you quit, you can’t pay for school. This cycle is familiar to many working adults looking to attend graduate school. Institutions like the University of West Florida (UWF) have the solution: the accelerated online MBA.
In fact, UWF offers eight MBA concentration options so that students can tailor their education to their unique personal and professional interests. Prospective students can choose from diverse MBA specializations ranging from the MBA with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship or the MBA with an emphasis in Finance to MBA concentrations focused on cutting-edge fields like cybersecurity or business analytics.
Each course term is an accelerated seven weeks long, and, depending on class availability and start date, UWF’s MBA programs can be completed in as few as 14 to 16 months. The curriculum is designed with working students in mind, so you can “attend” each virtual class when your schedule allows, from anywhere you have internet access. UWF’s accelerated online model shaves months off the traditional two-year MBA duration while maintaining a rigorous, comprehensive degree program — and coveted AACSB accreditation. Because classes happen where you are, you’ll also save time (and gas money) by eliminating the commute to and from campus.
You Can Do It
Seven-week terms can be invigorating, constantly inspiring students with new material. Accelerated online courses can be a lot of work. But they also save students time in commuting, allow students to fit studies into any moments of free time and provide a good degree of flexibility for students with careers they don’t want to abandon. The flexibility to keep working also means you can continue earning a wage while completing the degree, vastly reducing the effective total cost of earning an MBA.
Clearly, the online learning model offers a number of unique benefits. The flexible courseload model allows students to work at their own pace, be it fully accelerated or spread out to accommodate busy periods. The determined student can quickly figure how to best manage the added responsibility of school. That determination comes from motivation. If you are considering earning an MBA online — and you are motivated by knowing the effort will be worth it for your career and livelihood — you can make it happen.
High Standards for UWF’s Online MBAs
Online MBA programs have come a long way in recent years. Students in high-quality online programs are held to the same admission and grading standards as full-time MBA candidates, and they are taught with the same curriculum, by the same teachers. Yet they are allowed to attend class on their own schedules while keeping their jobs.
Plus, as noted before, UWF’s business school is also accredited by AACSB, a distinction less than 6% of the world’s business schools can claim. This accreditation serves to assure students — and their employers — that they have received a rigorous, meaningful education.
Learn more about UWF’s online MBA programs.