October 15, 2010 | | 1 Comment Online programs offer stay-at-home moms and working professionals who wish to advance the careers the opportunity to earn a higher degree. As the demand for employees with postsecondary schooling continues to grow, more universities are capitalizing on the chance to offer online degree programs to adults. This week, the State University of New York in Oswego (SUNY Oswego) announced that it will introduce an online MBA program starting next year. This course of study is designed to help working adults and soldiers abroad obtain MBAs in between their busy schedules. "We felt that this was not a large step, it was an incremental step," SUNY Oswego dean Richard Skolnik told the school site. "We had been moving in this direction over a number of years as we had more and more of our classes that were offered in an online format." SUNY-Oswego is the first of the schools in the state universiy system to offer students the chance to earn an MBA. They have also created innovative options for students who need more flexible class schedules by offering courses at the SUNY-Oswego Metro Center in Syracuse. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with master's degrees made $558 more weekly in 2009 than those without a college degree.