OnLine Education, which is now in its fifth year, offers a variety of courses for which students can study from home or office via computer. Several new courses are being made available to students this year. Among them are the Bachelor of Business Administration Management (Honours), and the MBA (Hospitality) programme. Developed by the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, the Bachelor of Business Administration Management (Honours), or BBA, is the ideal next qualification for the businessperson with a diploma - and ambition. This is a part-time first- degree course designed for the working adult. Students with a diploma-level course or the equivalent can enroll. Students are also expected to have a sound command of English. The course has a unit structure, allowing students to progress logically and with flexibility of choice. The course begins with a helpful non-assessed review of study skills. Next comes a compulsory core of four units giving you a strong international and cultural perspective on business. Students can then choose three units that allow them to make the most of their own commercial experience. In the final stage, students will apply their skills and knowledge to independent study culminating in a specialised dissertation. Compulsory units include study skills; cross-cultural communication; corporate culture; international business; corporate strategy and independent study - with a compulsory research methods component (double unit); Elective units (three to be chosen), include business project management (double unit); marketing strategy or corporate financial management, and financial models or marketing communications Students are evaluated through a mix of assignments and examinations, with the dissertation forming the assessed element of independent study. The MBA (Hospitality) programme is a practical programme for hospitality managers career development. This is offered by the School of Hotel & Restaurant Management at Oxford Brookes University. This programme is designed to suit management development at different levels and is divided into three levels. Stage One is an introductory stage to the general management issues that may be encountered by a manager, and functional skills that a manager must possess in order to be affective. This is followed by Stage Two that concentrates on more functional areas of being an manager, and also incorporates the essential managerial responsibilities of information processing, decision making and business strategy. Stage Three is comprised mainly of a substantial work-based project. Students who have a degree or equivalent qualification in a related subject area within the last five years can apply for exemption from all or part of Stage One. Applicants should normally have at least three years' management experience in the hospitality industry. Applicants with professional qualifications (e.g. HCIMA Professional Diploma, CIM, IPM) may be eligible for exemption from a number of modules. The course has a clear modular structure and is flexible. In Stage One students will study for a Certificate in Management (Hospitality). In Stage Two, students will study for a Diploma in Management Studies (Hospitality). And in Stage Three they will study for the MBA (Hospitality).