Survey Reveals Top 10 Online Business Degree Majors

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The popularity of online degrees continues to escalate. However some degree majors are more in demand than others.'s survey reveals the Top 10 Online Business Degree Majors for 2004.

The popularity of online degrees continues to escalate. However some degree majors are clearly more in demand than others., LLC, a consumer-oriented, online degree clearinghouse, has uncovered the following trends among learners seeking graduate degrees online:

Top 10 Online Business Degree Majors:

1) Business Administration

2) Management

3) Leadership

4) Project Management

5) Information Systems Management

6) Finance

7) Technology Management

8) Entrepreneurship

9) Human Resources

10) International/Global Business

Most Popular Online Graduate Degree: The Master’s of Business Administration (MBA)

Not only is the MBA the most popular online degree, it holds this distinction by an impressive margin. The second most popular online graduate degree, the Master’s in Management, is only half as popular as the MBA. The third most popular online degree choice, Leadership, is only one-quarter as popular as the MBA.

“What we see in these trends is a mirror of the trends in the national business environment,” comments’s CEO Vicky Phillips, who has been tracking online degrees since 1989.

“The Leadership degree, a type of degree virtually unheard of a decade ago, is experiencing a tremendous surge in popularity as corporations look toward the next generation of CEOs to excel in the softer side of business-building. Leadership degrees emphasize communication, problem-solving, and teamwork. These skills transfer across all business specialties, and have come to be as important in the business world today as finance skills were in 1980s when the MBA surged ahead in popularity in American culture.”

Dropping out of this year’s Top 10 List are majors in Internet and Ecommerce (ranked 12th) and majors in traditional core fields such as Marketing (ranked 13th).

Technology management remains a solid major, largely, says Phillips, because it appeals to professionals in a number of career niches, including engineering as well as information services. “A strong market exists for individuals who have bachelor’s in technology areas, such as computer programming, who can demonstrate broader managerial skills.” For this same reason Project Management remains a strong favorite among online learners.

The results of this study are based on surveys of online users of’s free downloadable college guidebook, Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools, Business & Management 2004. The survey covers a three month period of February 15-May 15, 2004.’s Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools,

Business & Management 2004, is a free downloadable college guidebook to 176 graduate schools (USA) that offer online business degrees, including 120 distance-learning MBAs. The guidebook is available FREE for download at:

About: Founded in 1989, is the safest place in cyberspace to shop for your online university degree ™. The clearinghouse accepts no listings from unaccredited online colleges or from diploma mills “accredited” by bogus agencies.

CONTACT: Vicky Phillips, CEO,, LLC, Essex Junction, VT. 05456. 802-879-1379. Website:

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