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Based on a survey of 264 human resources professionals from 10 Society for Human Resource Management chapters in Texas, the authors investigated how human resources professionals accept online degrees compared to degrees based on face-to-face coursework for hiring and promotion purposes. If respondents were satisfied with their own online course experiences, they were most likely to view their organization as treating an online bachelor’s or master’s degree as equivalent to a traditional degree for hiring or promotion purposes. Having had online courses in the past or having completed an online degree had no similar and significant association with perceptions of online program equivalency.

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This is an author-produced, peer-reviewed version of this article. The final, definitive version of this document can be found online at Journal of Education for Business, published by Taylor and Francis. Copyright restrictions may apply. doi: 10.1080/08832323.2013.852076