5 Reasons Why a Person with a Disability Should Consider an Online MBA

by Maggie Hammond

Completing an MBA is a huge achievement for any student. It’s an even bigger accomplishment if you have a disability and you now have a wide range of online MBA options to choose from, that make the whole process of getting an MBA much easier. Below are five of the main reasons why you should consider starting an online MBA.

1. It Costs Less to Study for an Online MBA

If you’re wondering “why should I do my MBA online”, money is often the first reason that springs to mind. Traditionally, studying for an MBA meant that you had to spend money on expensive tuition fees, travel and a wide range of other living expenses. Thanks to the latest online MBA programs, this is no longer the case. You can study at home and avoid these unnecessary expenses, and still manage to obtain a high-quality, recognized qualification.

2. Studying Online Reduces Your Travel Time

Travelling to and from a college or university is not always the ideal solution for a student who has a disability. This becomes an even bigger problem if you don’t have your own transport or you live a long distance away from the nearest college or university that’s providing the course you want to study for.

However, when you enroll in an online MBA course, everything you need is at your fingertips and you can study wherever you want to study.

3. You Have More Career Opportunities When You Graduate

Almost every college and university that offers an MBA course is turning to the internet and providing online versions of their MBA programs. These courses are accredited programs that are recognized just as much as their classroom-based equivalents.

This means that you will have a valuable qualification that is sought after by employers once you graduate.

4. You Have More Flexibility Than You Have with Traditional Courses

As mentioned earlier, you can study anywhere. As well as this, you can access your course on a wide range of devices and study at times that suit your lifestyle and current circumstances. This flexibility gives you much more freedom and you have a lot more spare time on your hands to do other things.

5. It Increases Your Network and Contacts

After you graduate from this type of course, there’s a good chance you will pursue some type of business-related career. While you’re completing your online MBA course, you will get the opportunity to interact with a wide range of people, including other online students, lecturers and business professionals. This is the perfect way to build up a network of people who may be able to help you in the future, and in some cases, you may even build up strong friendships and business relationships with them.

All types of students can benefit from an online MBA program. Individual’s with a disability, in particular, will benefit greatly from this way of learning and obtain a valuable qualification without spending too much money and without disrupting their current lifestyle too much.

About the Author

Maggie Hammond is a retired nurse and freelance writer, exploring and writing in the U.S. in retirement. An advocate for public health and nursing qualifications, she feels passionate about raising awareness of the current strain on public health organisations.