Additional Considerations

There are some issues you should consider before enrolling in the LSSU Online MBA degree program:

  • If you are a student living outside the U.S. and are not a U.S. citizen, taking an online course or program from LSSU will not qualify you for either a visa or for work authorization in the U.S. following your chosen program of study.
  • If you are an international student in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa, only three credit hours of online education per semester can count toward the minimum full-time enrollment requirement. The number of credit hours required for full-time status differs for undergraduate and graduate students. Students are permitted to take more than one online course, but only three credit hours online will count toward full-time enrollment.
  • Not all countries or professions accept degrees obtained through distance education as sufficient for educational experience. It is crucial that you contact your country’s education department and appropriate professional licensing bodies before enrolling with LSSU in order to determine whether an online degree is right for you.

Programs by Country

It is the student’s responsibility to understand the requirements for whether an online degree will be recognized in the student’s country of residence and/or any country in which the student intends to work; how the collection of student data may be used in that country; and whether there are any tax implications in addition to the price of tuition. 

Several countries will not formally recognize foreign online degrees, which may have implications for students who later seek to enroll in other educational programs or for those who seek employment with that country’s government or employers requiring specific credentials.

The acceptance of online degrees from colleges in the United State or any other country varies from country to country and even between educational institutions within a country. While online degrees have become more prevalent and accepted worldwide, it’s important to note that acceptance criteria may differ based on factors such as the reputation of the institution, accreditation status, and specific requirements set by the receiving country or educational institution.

Accreditation is an important factor in determining the acceptance of an online degree. It’s essential to ensure that the online college or university you choose is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency. Accreditation is an evaluation process that ensures the quality and standards of the institution and its programs.

LSSU and its programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in the United States of America. This includes the Online MBA program.

About HLC and Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an institutional accreditation agency that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities that are based in the United States.

Institutional accreditation validates the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluates multiple aspects of an institution, including its academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources. HLC’s accreditation includes all degree levels as well as onsite and online course delivery. Institutions of higher education in the United States may also seek accreditation through specialized or programmatic accreditation agencies, which accredit programs, departments or schools within a college or university.