If I had the opportunity to choose an online business school again, I would not pick Southern Oregon University. Although the classes are affordable, there are fewer elective course options available for online students. What’s more, a student is required to take three general educations classes to complete their degree. This is made difficult by the lack of courses this university offers online, which often requires a student to prolong graduating until a course is made available. Since the professors at this university frown upon online course, the student is subjected to taking the only subject offered out of many courses that would have met the requirement. This is also typical of the online-required business courses that have been available in only one term per year. As a result, a student must wait for several terms to graduate. Finally, the business textbooks are expensive and I have never been able to sell them back either to the bookstore or any other place.
This degree option has been a wonderful experience for me. Living in a rural location, an online degree coupled with hybrid courses, enabled me to continue my education while still working full-time. This is a great way to utilize vocational coursework towards a Bachelor's degree and the instructors are some of the best!
I really like the online business administration degree program offered at Southern Oregon University. Its flexibility and affordability makes it an ideal program for students who wish to pursue a business degree. The business director heading this online business administration program also acts as the student’s advisor. She is always available to help students with their academic needs to ensure their success. This includes providing additional online courses that meet the business degree requirements as well as providing contacts to employers looking to hire business students. In addition, many of the instructors teaching these business courses are former chief executive officers. As such, they are able to provide real world experience to the content of their course. I have truly had a wonderful learning experience earning my degree from this institution.