Commitment & Real-time progress


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I am looking at a number of distance/low-attendance MBAs such as Warwick/MBS and Durham. All these courses claim to allow completion over an extended period, but how does this work?

Are the modules normally undertaken in real-time? Must a module be completed once started or do you simply get access to the material when you pay for it and register for the exams when ready (as is the case with UoL or EBS distance courses? Is there any prescribed sequence in the modules?.

I guess the real question is: are they as flexible as they appear? Obviously the _official_ info is available from the schools, but I would be interested in any real-world experience of juggling study and real life :-)

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I am looking at a number of distance/low-attendance MBAs such as Warwick/MBS and Durham. All these courses claim to allow completion over an extended period, but how does this work?

Are the modules normally undertaken in real-time? Must a module be completed once started or do you simply get access to the material when you pay for it and register for the exams when ready (as is the case with UoL or EBS distance courses? Is there any prescribed sequence in the modules?.

I guess the real question is: are they as flexible as they appear? Obviously the _official_ info is available from the schools, but I would be interested in any real-world experience of juggling study and real life :-)

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I think that it works by allowing students to adjust the amount of courses they take during any term. From what I've read, courses will generally be paced - meaning that you watch a lecture and then have a certain amount of time to respond in a discussion board or do other activities. If you take more courses, you just have more work during the term.

But I'd be interested in hearing about peoples' experiences as well. I'm considering some distance learning programs and would love to hear about how they work in reality.
I think that it works by allowing students to adjust the amount of courses they take during any term. From what I've read, courses will generally be paced - meaning that you watch a lecture and then have a certain amount of time to respond in a discussion board or do other activities. If you take more courses, you just have more work during the term.

But I'd be interested in hearing about peoples' experiences as well. I'm considering some distance learning programs and would love to hear about how they work in reality.
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