Business Master's Degree Graduates

Finding the Right Business Master’s Degree for You

New data on business master’s degree graduates (from campus and online programs) are available from the National Center for Education Statistics.  The preliminary 2015 data show that business disciplines continue to be among the most popular for student seeking master’s degrees. Which of these business master’s degrees grants the most degrees? The chart and table […]

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Online Masters Program Growth

How Many Online Master’s Degree Programs Are There?

Online Master’s Degrees Provide Flexibility And Choice If you need to work, online master’s degree programs allow you to keep your job and take classes around your work schedule. Even better, going online lets you earn your degree from a university that is more prestigious or has exactly the faculty, accreditation, courses, concentrations, or cost […]

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The Real Cost of Using ‘Free’ Online Master’s Degree Program Rankings

There are a lot of websites that offer rankings of online programs based on a wide range of characteristics. But, just who benefits from these published rankings?  Presumably, it’s valuable to you, if you are looking for an affordable online degree. But rankings like the “Affordability Ranking of Online Master of Accounting Programs”, for example, […]

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online master's degree program rankings

Who benefits from online master’s degree program rankings?

Just who benefits from online master’s degree research that ‘ranks’ online programs on characteristics like affordability?  Presumably, this ranking is valuable to prospective students who are looking for lower cost degrees.  A recently published Affordability Ranking of online Master of Accounting programs demonstrates that the value of this activity for prospective students has significant limitations. […]

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Online Report Card

Farewell to Online Report Card, Part II

In my last post, I lamented that the Online Learning Consortium’s Online Report Card published its final report in February of this year after 13 years of tracking attitudes toward distance education among administrators and faculty within academe.  Thankfully, there are other studies underway that researchers like myself can turn to for important insights about this […]

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Tracking Online Education

Tracking Online Education: Farewell to the Online Report Card, Part I

In February of this year, the Online Learning Consortium published its final Online Report Card:  Tracking Online Education in the United States.  This is the last in a series of 13 annual reports that, among other things, includes attitudinal survey results from leaders in higher education regarding their attitudes toward distance education. The authors say that […]

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Buyer's Remorse

Searching for the Right Online Master’s Degree

I’ve spent the last six years researching the potential performance of proposed new online master’s degree programs for universities across the U.S. and globally.  In the thousands of hours that I’ve searched for online program details on university websites, I’ve realized how difficult it is for students to find the program that is their best […]

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