3 Career Reasons Why Students Get Online M.B.A.'s

Some look online for flexibility, convenience, and ease of access.

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"Certainly there's the salary component, but there's also the idea of getting more years of job experience while getting your M.B.A.," Frazier says. "And I thought that would help me land a better job upon graduation."

After enrolling in the online M.B.A. program at Indiana University, Frazier leveraged it to land his current job at Emerson Climate Technologies, where he is the operations project leader.

"For me, [the online program] helped me apply what I was learning because I was working while getting the M.B.A.," he says. "I didn't feel like I had a two-year disconnect that some of the full-time folks might have."

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