By Dayo Adesulu
The growing reputation of online learning has fuelled its expansion in the past few years, with evidence mounting that this mode of learning is just as effective as that of the traditional classroom. For working professionals such as London-based Nigerian, Folakemi Abraham, online learning offers a flexible model, allowing her to progress with her study while continuing to run her business.
Abraham is a mother, wife and businesswoman who owns and runs travel agencies in Nigeria and London. She sought a postgraduate degree to gain the necessary knowledge and leadership skills to expand and better manage her travel business. However, due to her o ligations to both the business and her family, obtaining a masters degree in a traditional learning environment was not a viable option.
Instead, Abraham enrolled for an online programme at the University of Roehampton, London. The UK-based University has been providing quality education through its colleges for more than 170 years and continues its tradition of excellence by providing working professionals around the world with access to high-quality online masters degree programmes at an affordable price.
Abraham chose the University’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme, which is designed to provide students with the vital business fundamentals and leadership skills that they need to advance in today’s competitive global workplace.
According to Abraham, the flexibility of the University’s MBA programme allowed her to tailor her schedule to best fit into her business and personal life.
“The flexibility I’ve found at the University of Roehampton Online is fantastic. It’s different from going into a classroom, where I switch off my phone and nobody can have access to me. It doesn’t affect my family life. I still have time for my children and my husband. If one of my children says, ‘Mom, we need your attention,’ I just put my laptop aside and give them attention. My MBA coursework doesn’t affect my job in any way.