Online Office Administration Degrees

Insider tips for choosing and succeeding in the right school and career

School Surprises

"My Education Was More Applicable Than I Imagined...
How thorough it was as an online program. Felt prepared for the real world." (Business Management; 2014)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in California, male
School: Studied Business at University Of Phoenix in California; completed Associate degree in 2009

"I Was Surprised How Much Determination It Took To Do It Online...
I think that most people considering online degrees think that it is an easy way out of going to college. It takes a lot of hard work and you have to be able to push yourself to do the work. My courses were 4 courses every three weeks as an accelerated program and it was exhausting. The teachers were always there to help with any questions and got back to you within 24 hours. I took all of my courses online while we were stationed overseas in Germany, I wouldn't change a thing. I earned my degree by pushing myself to do it all online and with the help of teachers and the school counselors I figured everything out and graduated with a 3.8 GPA." (Office Manager; 2014)

Career: 3 years of experience, currently based in Texas, female
School: Studied Business Administration at Baker College Online in Michigan; completed Bachelor degree in 2010

"Dedicated And Helpful Instructors...
Staff was always very friendly and helpful! I once was having trouble figuring out the key points of a project that was a major part of our final grade. I emailed the teacher and she actually called me and discussed it with me over the phone which helped so much. Another instructor also was very helpful when I was trying to determine which electives I should take the following semester to further my degree and career. I could not say a bad thing about the staff at that college." (Office Administration; 2014)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Louisiana, female
School: Studied Business Office Management at Jones Community College in Mississippi; completed Associate degree in 2011

Career Background

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Best School Tips

"You Must Be Motivated...
If you don't have the determination to sit down and work the online degrees wont work for you. You have to be motivated to work each day." (Office Manager; 2014)

"Helpful Hints To Succeed...
If you spend some time in the beginning, figuring out all the different aspects of the online classes (assignments, quizzes, study notes, etc.), you will be better off in the long run. Figuring these things out these things early, definitely helped me to feel more organized and not miss any postings. Also, do not be afraid to ask your instructors for help. This is their job, and I have found that they enjoy doing their job when helping a student." (Office Administration; 2014)

"Don't Rack Up Loans For The Sake Of Being In School...
Find what you love before you spend all the money." (Business Management; 2014)