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5 Ways for U.S. Students to Compare Top European Online MBA Programs
Online MBA
By Vicky Phillips, Chief Education Analyst   
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UK Online MBA
There are so many fake or poorly-conceived rankings of online MBA degrees that it is virtually impossible for consumers in the United States to get solid advice about the "best" or "top" online European MBA programs.

Get Educated profiles 350+ online MBA programs, but, alas, all are in the United States (okay, so one, Athabasca University’s distance MBA program, is in Canada). Since questions about European and UK online MBA programs are popular in our student advice forum, we’re tackling this question head-on for inquisitive U.S. citizens who crave a credible global business education without leaving home.

Any APA Accredited Online Psychology Programs?
By Vicky Phillips, Chief Education Analyst   
APA Accredited Online Psychology Programs | Taking Notes

I want to earn an online PhD or a counseling master’s and change my career from a sales manager to a mental health counselor or therapist. What are the best online psychology schools for this goal? I want an online counseling psych program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Can you give me a list of online psychology degrees accredited by the APA?

—Jamie in California

I understand your concern. Many psychologists consider approval by the American Psychological Association (APA) the gold standard for accredited professional psychology degrees. This is especially true in the areas of clinical, counseling and educational psychology, all areas that interest you.

Most professionals would agree that the best online psychology degrees—at least for career reasons in clinical and educational psych—should have full APA approval.
Masters in Project Management Online: Why Earn One?
By Lorna Collier   
Taking Notes for a Masters in Project Management Online
You’re interested in becoming a project manager – a career that’s held up well during the recession, with six-figure average salaries.

To enter this field, should you pursue a master’s in project management online? What about an MBA with an emphasis in project management or just a plain online management master’s?

Bill Haskins, director of the online master’s in project management programs at the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, believes a degree in project management can really help an applicant grab an employer’s eye.

“There are many, many hundreds of online MBA programs out there – degrees recognized in the business community, almost to the point where it doesn’t really get the employer’s attention any more,” he says.

“The project management degree sets the applicant apart from the rest of the pack. That’s important…You need something that will bring you to the top.”

Computer Information Systems vs Computer Science
By David Handlos   
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Computer Information Systems vs Computer Science Online Degrees
These days there are almost TOO many choices for online Computer Science and IT degrees. Which tech-savvy degree should you choose? What’s the difference between a Computer Information Systems vs Computer Science major? IS there really any difference? If so, which one is best for which career paths?

If you’re having trouble choosing an IT degree path, start by asking yourself which of the following three career questions interests you most:

1. Why does the technology work?

2. How does the technology work?

3. What technology would work the best?

The question you find yourself most drawn to is a clue to which type of online degree you’d prefer when it comes to Computer Information Systems vs Computer Science.

Many of the online IT degrees offered today are related to Computer Science, Information Technology or Computer Information Systems. Each major shares much in common, but each also tends to focus on answering slightly different questions. These approaches translate, in turn, into different career paths.

Which Online Bachelors Degree in Business Leads to the Best Jobs?
By Lorna Collier   
Earn an online bachelor's degree in business and you’ll never have to worry about shuffling along in the unemployment line.

Well, maybe.
Online bachelors degree in business | Best Business Jobs | Ice Cream with Sprinkles

Adding a concentration in IT or finance is a great way to differentiate yourself from more generic, "vanilla" business degrees.
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Career counselors have always plugged "vanilla" business degrees as safe investments. But surveys say a generic business bachelor's is not the way to get the best business jobs and starting salaries. The best business jobs—and salaries—go to professionals who specialize in one of three majors: accounting, finance or IT and information systems. Earn an online bachelor's degree in business with one of these three concentrations and watch your career prospects—and salary level—soar.

“People in this kind of job market have their eyes open to skill sets, not just theoretical skills, but accounting, software ... things that have high value [to potential employers],” says Michael Jaeger, dean of the colleges of business and education at Eastern Oregon University. Jaeger oversees the online bachelor's degree in business program at EOU.


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