Business students go the distance

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 09, 2010 04:15 PM |
The Indie looks at the University of Leicester’s success in providing Distance Learning to students around the world.

A feature by Liz Lightfoot in yesterday’s Independent looked at the success of the Distance Learning courses provided by the University of Leicester, in particular our hugely popular MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree.

Distance Learning or DL – what some folks might call ‘Study at Home’ – is a way to take a university degree without actually having to give up your day job. And it has the advantage, especially in today’s super-connected world, that anyone can study at any institution in their own or any other country.

What we find is that about 6,000 people around the globe are currently enrolled as MBA students with our School of Management (which is about 50 per cent more than are currently studying for an MBA with the UK’s best-known DL provider, the Open University).

The Indie article has some great statistics, like the 23,635 study items delivered to 3,414 students (last year) in 72 countries. We have had MBA students in such lovely but out-of-the-way places as St Helena and São Tomé e Principe. And even the fighting in troubled territories like DR Congo and Baghdad has not stopped our dedicated students from completing their course work on time.

The University of Leicester also offers Distance Learning courses in Archaeology, Psychology, Criminology, Education, Maths, Law, Economics, Museum Studies, Politics and a whole load more subject areas.