Online Degree Programs Work for Working Parents

Carlyn Blake had two kids, not to mention a full-time job. When almost every new employee hired at her company held a master's degree, she was inspired to bring her education up to date. An online degree program allowed her to do just that.

Distance Learning for a Working Mom
Online master's degree programs are a convenient way to advance your career while maintaining your current job, schedule and family situation. More and more online schools are popping up, offering degree programs in just about anything. After weighing the endless education options available, many students choose online schools over on-campus ones because learning from a distance is their best option.

Such was the case for Blake, whose two kids and full-time job eliminated any chance of an on-campus degree program. Wanting to keep herself marketable in her career, she researched online schools and enrolled in an online master's degree program.

Four years later, she graduated from her online school. She says the distance learning paid off, and that her career has "absolutely taken off" due to her new degree.

Master's Degrees Online
For a career in business, there are many online degree programs available, with just as many specialties. Here are just a few:

  • Master's in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master's in Finance
  • Master's in Accounting
  • Master's in Information Systems
  • Master's in Risk Management

Blake's master's degree program online took four years to complete, but there are other distance learning options with variable timetables. Some online degree programs take as little as 18 months. Depending on how many courses you take at once, your online degree program can be as gradual or as efficient as you like.

KABC Los Angeles, "Getting a Degree Online"