How much time will I need to commit to my online MBA?
Online MBA programs are specifically tailored to professionals or students who cannot abandon their busy schedules to meet the rigid requirements of traditional graduate education.
With an emphasis on a flexible learning mechanism, an online MBA allows students to complete the degree in their own time without the pressure of class attendance and set workshops that make a up a conventional MBA degree. However, the freedom of flexibility does not mean students should dive in without preparation, expectation and discipline.
So, how much time will I need to commit to my online MBA?
It is not easy to express the time commitment of an online MBA in a fixed number of weekly hours because the numbers vary a great deal from program to program and also whether the students are undergoing full-time or part-time learning. Yet, a good approximate figure would be from 20 to 30 hours per week.
Recommended hours of study needed for full-time study from the respective institutions (This includes class contact hours and private self-study):
|Institution||Recommended Study Hours|
|Australian Institute of Business (AIB)||20 hours per week|
|AGSM’s MBAX||15-25 hours per week|
|Curtin University||30 hours per week|
|University of Newcastle (UoN)||30-40 hours per week|
|La Trobe University||10 hours per week, per subject|
|Deakin University||10 hours per week, per subject|
|Central Queensland University (CQU)||10-12 hours per week, per subject|
|Australia institute of Management (AIM)||10 hours per week, per subject|
|Torrens University | Chifley Business School||12.5 hours per week, per subject|
|University of Southern Queensland (USQ)||12-13 hours per week, per subject|
Rita Wang is a student at the University of Queensland. She is in her final year with a dual degree in Journalism and Public Relations. Currently working at RGC Media & Mktng, Rita is one of the content creators for MBA News. Rita has experience in communications, digital marketing and graphic design.