Part Time Vs Full Time MBA Programs: What Is Right for You?

Once you decide to get your MBA, distance learning degrees you have to decide whether you want to take the fast track and go to school full time or if you need to take it a bit slower and get involved with a part time program. There are some clear advantages to both:

Part Time MBA Advantages:

dba hong kong You don’t need to free up as much time in your daily life to make it to class.
• You can take the coursework at a slightly slower pace so you absorb more of it each term.
• You will be able to work full time while still earning your MBA.
• You will have more time available to spend with family, take care of children, and look after other life obligations.
• The expenses of going to school may be easier to handle if you don’t have financial assistance.

Full Time MBA Advantages:

• You may earn your MBA in a faster period of time.
• You may have more options as far as concentrations.
• The time it takes to get a better job with your MBA will be much less than with a part time program.

Those who choose to go to school full time typically want to get their MBA as quickly as possible so they can use that credential to secure higher paying jobs or make a desired career move. The problem is you need to free up more time in your schedule to make it to classes and handle the homework and studying involved with a more intense course load.

Part time students are typically those already working full time or who need to take their coursework at a slower pace for personal reasons. The part time schedule may take a bit longer to fulfill all requirements of the MBA program, but it is a great advantage to those who simply cannot fit a full time course load into the schedules.

Another thing to think about is how you plan to pay for your MBA program. You may find that part time courses have different options for scholarships and financial assistance than full time programs. This will vary from school to school, so you should check into each school you are interested in attending to see what would be available to you when taking different course options.

Determining whether to become a full time or part time student is not a big deal for some, but others have a big decision to make. If you can work the full time course load into your schedule but are leaning toward a part time program so you still have some free time available, ask yourself how quickly you would like to get your MBA and move on to better jobs.

In the end, you have to do what is right for your life. If you aren’t sure you can fit a full time course load into your life, check with the school of your choice and determine how many hours a week would be involved for the full time schedule. Ask about the times of day that classes are offered as well. Then determine whether it fits into your life or not.

No matter what you choose, be prepared to make some adjustments to the life you live toady. Making room for school maybe a sacrifice today but it will pay off in the future.

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