University of Roehampton, London Online MBA student Folakemi Abraham shares her experiences

Online learning is attracting an increasing number of professionals who want to combine work and study to enhance their career opportunities.

According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, in 2012/2013, around 20% of all masters students in the UK were studying for a degree in business. Very significantly, 20% were doing so through online courses.

Can you earn an online degree while still working?

The answer is yes, absolutely. Folakemi Abraham is a working mother who owns a travel business with offices in a number of locations around the world. She chose a Master of Business Administration degree to provide the enhanced business skills and strategic knowledge to continue growing her company.

Given her family and business commitments, a traditional campus-based MBA was out of the question. Instead she chose the University of Roehampton, London Online, which is partnered with e-learning specialists, Laureate Online Education.

The University of Roehampton, London Online, is part of the Laureate International Universities network, which offers online masters degree programmes in management, public health, education, social sciences and psychology, all adhering to the strict quality standards laid down by the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Why online learning was the right choice

Folakemi says: “I’ve found the flexibility at the University of Roehampton, London Online fantastic. My MBA online degree coursework doesn’t affect my job in any way. Thanks to online learning, I can do my job properly, go to class anytime I want and still have time for my family.”

Besides the flexibility online education offers her, Folakemi is also able to apply the knowledge and skills she learns in class to her job, and her company is already benefiting.

She says: “My online degree programme from Roehampton means I’m learning about business decisions, business concepts and leadership styles.”

Online university, online community

Online university courses bring together like-minded professionals working in different industries around the world. Both the online students themselves, and their employers, benefit from the shared insights and best practices gained in their global classroom.

Folakemi and her online university peers share knowledge and experiences with classmates and colleagues from many countries. This reflects the diversity found in Roehampton’s London campus - home to 10,000 students studying at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level.

View the full list of online masters degree courses available at the University of Roehampton, London Online.

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