Online Degrees

  • Taking Your Courses Online: 5 Tips for Success

    Taking Your Courses Online: 5 Tips for Success
    Beth Dumbauld

    If you’re like millions of other students, you probably realize how convenient and cost-effective online courses can be. To help you along this path, here are some tips for succeeding in online courses ...

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  • The Fastest Way to Get a Business Degree

    The Fastest Way to Get a Business Degree
    Beth Dumbauld

    Individuals with business skills are among the most sought after by employers, and if you’d like to expand your career opportunities, a business degree can help you land a job. If money and time didn’t matter, enrolling in college would be easy. You could simply enroll in a degree program, pay list price for the courses you need, take as much time as you want, and not think twice. But time and affordability do matter. You need to have some smart strategies prior to enrolling in school, particularly if you are looking to accelerate the completion of your degree. The good news is, you can earn a business degree quickly and inexpensively, thanks to StraighterLine and its innovative partner college network. Here are 3 tips f ...

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  • Should You Get Your Accounting Degree Online?

    Should You Get Your Accounting Degree Online?
    Beth Dumbauld

    “. . . there's one degree that gives you the education to succeed at just about anything in the business world. It's an accounting degree. Accounting opens doors in every kind of business coast to coast. It can give you the foundation you need to go on and become a CPA. It can prepare you to become a partner in an accounting firm, to pursue a career in finance or corporate management, to work in government, or even to become an entrepreneur. In fact, no matter what you decide to do, having an accounting background can open doors wide.”   – Source: “Accounting: The One Degree with 360 Degrees of Possibilities," published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Why Major in Accounting Online The quote a ...

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  • 5 Tips for Succeeding in Online Courses

    5 Tips for Succeeding in Online Courses
    Beth Dumbauld

    As an online learner, you may have found yourself asking, “What does it take to succeed in my courses?” Every day at StraighterLine, we help online learners do just that. Our affordable, self-paced courses are designed with student success in mind, but it’s good to consider that some strategies can be adopted that will further contribute to a successful online learning experience. Here are some tips to help you become an online student success story: 1 - Don’t Give Up. This may seem like a no-brainer, but simple persistence is perhaps the biggest factor in making it as an online student. You may encounter roadblocks along the way that aren’t typically found in traditional classroom-based education: technical difficulties, for ...

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  • 6 Qualities Every Nurse Needs: Is Nursing Right for You? 

    6 Qualities Every Nurse Needs: Is Nursing Right for You? 
    Beth Dumbauld

    Nursing is a growing field, and a popular entry point into a career in medicine. The work may be unglamorous and demanding, but it is deeply rewarding: As a nurse, you have the power to save lives and make a real difference for your patients. Unlike many other jobs, becoming a nurse requires you to go through a significant amount of education and training. Before you commit to the cost and time of nursing school, it’s important to be sure that this career is right for you. Here are eight questions to ask yourself before you take your first class: 1. Are you a good communicator? Nurses are constantly communicating: listening to patients and their families, giving important medical information, and working with other nurses and d ...

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