Finding a reputable school with a program that fits your own lifestyle with weekend, executive programs and interactive, distance-learning courses were the only considerations I had because of my work and family obligations.
When I looked at distance learning or interactive MBAs, I did a search and, surprisingly, found a lot of options. However, I wanted a school with a good reputation in its overall MBA offering. I thought this was really important if I was already doing the non-traditional thing in terms of type of MBA study.
The real knock-out factor for me, however, was that some of the established interactive MBA programs required an international residency, which would’ve been impossible for me. I had a husband doing a part-time evening MBA program already (the traditional long way!) and children at home in the evenings who needed at least one of us there at night. I needed to find a way to do this with all these constraints.