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Perceived Factors and Value of Online Master Degrees in Romania


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  • Alina Irina POPESCU

    (Faculty of International Business and Economics, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Florina Magdalena PÎNZARU

    (College of Management, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania)

  • Lucian ANGHEL

    (College of Management, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania)


In the last five years, online master degrees were introduced in the educational offer by major higher education institutions from Romania. Although there were few pure online master degrees, the demand for such degrees has been continuously growing. More recently, a legislative measure discouraged the existence of a pure online learning degree, despite the success these degrees enjoyed and the positive opinion of employers. In this context, the present study aims to measure the perceived value and satisfaction of online master degrees among graduates of this type of degrees, the factors that influenced their choice to enroll in an online master program, and the perceived opinion of employers towards online master degrees. Findings reveal an overall increased satisfaction and perceived learning among graduates. We also found that the demographic characteristics and the grades students received during the years of study and at the graduation exam (dissertation) are strong predictors of perceived value and satisfaction with online master degrees.

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Article provided by College of Management, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in its journal Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy.

Volume (Year): 1 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (May)
Pages: 101-110

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Handle: RePEc:nup:jrmdke:v:1:y:2013:i:1:p:101-110

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Keywords: e-learning; online master degree; higher education; perceived value; satisfaction; Romania;


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