?The best way to build your self-esteem is to acquire a college education. So you are tied down in the middle of a career or raising a family and can't afford to go and attend regular classes? That's no big deal. Just go in for distance learning. These are particularly difficult times and jobs are harder to come by. As the competitiveness of the employment market increases, those who have acquired a post-high-school qualification by participating in an extra-occupational distance learning course, be it in economics or in business administration, will be several jumps ahead of their rivals. A recent survey showed that one of the most popular courses was distance learning in business administration as this significantly added to one's employability quotient. The overall training in cost and output accounting systems, concepts of profit and loss and how it can impact the viability of an organization, in finances, control and marketing, economics and above all, training in strategic planning and leadership skills is what gives you that cutting edge advantage in the job market. Those who want to go in for distance learning in economics would be well-advised to choose a distance learning course in economics which, among other things, gives a sound training in investment planning. Such a course would be specially tailored to the educational needs of those interested in building a career in finances and/or accounting. That's not all. Just as the muscles of the body atrophy without exercise, the brain cells also need to be exercised regularly. The brain needs to learn new things. When an individual participates in a distance learning program, it opens the gates to a greater sense of satisfaction. You realize that you can achieve anything you want to once you set your mind to it. Funding should not be an issue. There are state grants that you can apply for. For those who are already working, there is always that option of asking your employer/company for support. Where the course opted for is a recognizable value-addition to your profile, the chances of your employer reimbursing part or even the entire tuition fees are very high. Check it out with the human resources department of your office Author Bio: BWI offers Business Management courses for distance learning in economics and distance learning in business administration. Considering the need of working professionals, we also offer online distance learning courses of 6 months (Financial Economist) & 12 months (Business Economist) duration.