Online MBAs: Myths and Facts

Online MBAs: Myths and Facts

Explore more about myths and facts about Online MBA courses. Here we try to debunk some common myths about online MBA programs. Read more.

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July, 28 2023
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If you are looking forward to enrolling yourself in an online MBA, then you may have come across many mixed opinions and speculations about online degrees. Going through a heap of information might be hectic and often leave people confused while deciding.

So, today we are going to debunk a few myths about online MBA programs that may have prevented you from enrolling in one. So, have a look at this:

Myth 1: Online MBA programs are not as challenging as on-campus programs.

This is one of the most common misconceptions regarding online degree programs that they are not as challenging as offline programs because every time a learner faces challenges, he or she learns new things. Also, they believe online programs do not offer enough learning opportunities to learners as offline programs which are not true.

We can say that because many reputed business schools are offering online and offline programs for the students at the same time where curriculum, faculty, and study material remain the same. So, it is not possible that online students to get a little amount of knowledge or face lesser learning challenges than offline ones.

Myth 2: To pursue an online MBA, you must be technologically proficient.

Many people believe that you need to be tech-savvy in order to perform well in an online learning program or have an understanding of technology which is not the case here. Anyone who has done his or her graduation from any field can easily enroll themselves in an online MBA course and you don’t need any advanced technical skills for that it is as simple as surfing the internet or using an app.

However, if learners still find it difficult then there is always assistance and help available for them to understand the system. Some universities also provide initial starting sessions in order to help students get a hang of the system.

Myth 3: There isn't any direct communication with faculty members.

Another big misconception about online MBA is that students don’t get enough interactions with professors and peers as well, making it difficult to connect and solve doubts. In reality, this is nothing but just a false assumption students can reach out to professors and ask them questions directly during doubt-solving sessions, via email or discussion forums. This also depends on the faculty and learning pattern of the institute and can be different from institute to institute.

Myth 4: Programs for online MBAs do not require the participation of a learner.

A huge misunderstanding is that in an online MBA you just need to enroll yourself and the rest will follow. No things don’t work that way in an online MBA program instead in order to learn you have to complete each module for which you have to go through the video lectures, participate in activities, submit your project on a particular timeline, and perform the test yourself that will help you learn more and evaluate your learnings. You can only earn an MBA degree if you have performed well in your assessments.

Myth 5: Online MBA programs are not offered by reputable business schools.

This is also a myth that reputed schools don’t offer online MBA programs there are some of the most renowned and reputed universities and business schools across the globe such as Imperial College London, The University of Warwick, The University of Edinburgh, Cranfield School of Management, and Lancaster University are offering online MBA degrees and anyone who is eligible according to their criteria can take admission in these universities from anywhere in the world.

Conclusion

Now that we have addressed the most common myths pertaining to online MBA programs, we are sure that you might have got clarity about whether to join the online MBA program or not. Doing an online MBA can be a life-changing decision for you as it paves your way to work in booming industries and get high-paying jobs.

DPU-COL is one of the most reputed institutes in India that is providing online MBA in multiple specializations. The institute is accredited A++ by NAAC and has over 35+ years of experience in delivering the best learning and placement opportunities for learners around the country.

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