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What is the difference between an online degree and one attended in person?

Both channels offer the same level of academic excellence and personalized support. The degrees carry the same value.

What is an online degree worth?

An online diploma has the same value as an in-person diploma. This official recognition certifies the quality of the knowledge and skills acquired.

On completing an online program with EDHEC, you will receive a diploma from a Business School ranked 7th in Europe (Financial Times 2022 ranking) with triple accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). This guarantees the academic excellence of the programs, the expertise of the teaching staff, as well as its close ties to businesses.

As with any graduation from a program attended in person, EDHEC Business School holds official graduation ceremonies for its online diplomas, at one of its campuses, to bring together the participants and pedagogical teams that have contributed to their learning and their online experience.

Can I join the EDHEC Alumni network by enrolling in an online programme?

By completing an online diploma with EDHEC Online, you will be joining a professional network that will support you from the first day of your programme at our distance leaning centre EDHEC and throughout your career.

Being part of the EDHEC alumni network means:  

  • The opportunity to meet, communicate, and network with other participants and graduates at various events around the world. 
  • Benefitting from services offered by the school that can contribute to one’s career 
  • Being informed of EDHEC’s educational and research news 

Please feel free to view our EDHEC alumni network page for more information. 

What level of study can EDHEC Online programmes offer? 

EDHEC Online delivers diplomas at different levels (Bachelor and Master) as well as certificates (short courses). All these courses are delivered by a world-class business school that is recognized worldwide for the quality of its training.

To learn about which diplomas are offered for each course, please visit the relevant programme pages:

    What is the value of an Online MBA?

    EDHEC offers a comprehensive portfolio of MBA programmes designed for professionals seeking to accelerate their career and transform their leadership. All EDHEC MBAs (Online MBA, Executive MBA, and Global MBA) are accredited by the AMBA (Association of Masters of Business Administration), a hallmark of excellence that acknowledges our rigorous teaching, the richness of our academic content, and the exceptional value of our student experience. The AMBA’s accreditation, awarded to 3% of business schools worldwide, attests to the demanding standards and selectivity of our programmes. This commitment to excellence is also reflected in the MBA programme rankings: the Executive MBA is ranked in the Top 30 globally by the Financial Times (2023 ranking) and #1 for Alumni Satisfaction. The Global MBA is ranked 4th worldwide according to ESG’s criterias by the Financial Times (2024 ranking). Each EDHEC MBA differs mainly in its learning modality and offered flexibility, its duration, or its prerequisites, and adapting to the different needs and professional goals of each participant.