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Why an online degree may be perfect for you

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Do you want to work part time whilst studying for a degree? Have you got family commitments that might make it impossible for you to attend university? With companies consolidating operations and staff getting laid off, everyone is starting to worry about job security. So why not consider doing an online degree  - choose from our wide range of online undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and PhD.

An online degree has many benefits. These include:



Online courses normally allow students to study in the comfort of their homes. This means study can be done after coming home from work or at any convenient time. While some courses may require you to be online at specific times for tutorials or discussions with lecturers, most courses also allow you to study at your convenience. All you have to do – log onto the school site, review the course materials, independently complete work and hand in assignments online.


Low cost

An online course is one of the most affordable options for students who worry about high tuition fees. Forget about paying for accommodation, transport allowances or relocating to expensive university grounds. Because online degrees are designed specifically for busy adults in mind, you can be rest assured that online courses help save you more money.


Courses available

One of the most popular courses is the online MBA. You can choose to study for a Masters in International Business, Business Administration or Marketing. If you’re interested in gaining additional qualifications in the field of accountancy or finance, there are professional courses like the ACCA, CPA, AAT, CIMA, ACA and CFA. These courses are widely accepted by employers in Malaysia and all over the world.


Diverse classrooms  

It can be pretty daunting walking into a classroom full of students in their 20s. It might make you feel a little embarrassed and out of place.  But, with a virtual classroom, adult students will feel a lot more comfortable. There are also opportunities to share ideas with other students who hail from different countries and industries. You can interact with others in student forums and chats without sticking out like a sore thumb!


Important online degree fact checker

  • Make sure you’re getting an accredited online degree programme.
  • Do your research on the different types of degree programmes available. There’s a huge choice of online degrees out there.
  • Use a reliable course search like Hotcourses Malaysia.
  • If you’re doubtful or unsure of something, speak to a counselor.


If you’d like to hear from a working adult who did his MBA, read our interview with Shaun Teh here. Shaun completed his MBA in a local university in Malaysia.


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