Does Online Outshine?: Online vs. Campus-Based Degree Withdrawal and Completion Rates within an MBA Program
Belinda Patterson, William Mallett, Cheryl McFadden, East Carolina University, United States
IJOPCD Volume 2, Number 1, ISSN 2155-6873 Publisher: IGI Global
This study examined how the method of instructional delivery, face-to-face or online, affected withdrawal and persistence/completion the rates of students who matriculated in either the campus-based or online track of the same Master’s of Business Administration program. A quantitative investigation was conducted to analyze the academic and demographic characteristics of degree-seeking students at a large university in the United States. Demographic variables included age and gender. Academic-related variables included program delivery mode, undergraduate grade point average, admission test scores, and grade point average at time of withdrawal or completion.
Patterson, B., Mallett, W. & McFadden, C. (2012). Does Online Outshine?: Online vs. Campus-Based Degree Withdrawal and Completion Rates within an MBA Program. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 2(1), 53-64. IGI Global.