The online experience
If you've never taken an online course, you might be asking yourself how you can be assured it's a quality educational experience.
While you may not see your teacher and fellow students in a classroom every other day, you actually may have more interaction with them than you would in a face-to-face class. That's because online students often have greater access to their instructors and other students through frequent e-mail, chat rooms and highly intensive discussion boards.
Equally important, online learning engages all students in a class. Every student participates in discussions, not just those who are outspoken.
Online teaching and learning is one of the most exciting advancements in education. We encourage you to try a demo course to see if it is a good fit for you. We think you will discover what more than 24,000 students at Columbia College have discovered—an ideal way to earn a quality, accredited degree while you continue working, meet family obligations or travel for work or the military.
Learn more about how online learning works.
A practical MBA
At Columbia College, the MBA curriculum offers a balance of theory and practice. Our mission is to provide working adults with the knowledge and skills they need to enhance performance in their present occupations and prepare them for advancement in the future.
Our online instructors go through the same credentialing process as our full-time on-campus faculty. They also receive additional intensive training regarding teaching in an online environment.
Online or on campus
If you live near one of our Nationwide Campuses across the country that offer an on-campus MBA program, you have the option of taking MBA classes online and on campus. This provides you with even greater flexibility.
Online library resources
As an online student, you'll have access to databases, articles, catalogs, books, journals, reference materials, newspapers, legal publications, tutorials and much more. Everything you need to be a successful MBA student will be right at your fingertips. Research help also is available by phone or e-mail.
MBA career opportunities
With an MBA, you can advance in such fields as marketing, finance, accounting, general management and human resources. Certainly large corporations have a need for employees with MBAs, yet there also are opportunities with nonprofit organizations and consulting firms.
We invite you to learn more about the online MBA at Columbia College. You can access information and receive services online, or if you live near one of our 32 campuses, feel free to contact that campus directly.
Our local campuses provide:
- Personal attention when reviewing applications
- Free face-to-face advising appointments, along with financial aid and scholarship information
- Access to computer labs and other student services
- A convenient place to pick up student loan or financial aid checks
- Proctors for online exams when necessary