Distance Learning MBA – Online Schools and Programs

Advances in educational technology have made distance learning programs a viable alternative to attending bricks-and-mortar campuses. Here’s a (pretty long) list of schools you should consider when looking into online schools and programs. I’ve included the graduate degrees as well as the specific methods by which the online degree program is run.

University of Hannover


Aberdeen Business School

MBA and MBA Oil and Gas Management

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Human Resources
  • Master of international Management/Business
  • Master of Marketing

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Videoconferencing
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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Arizona State University (Carey)

W. P. Carey MBA Online Program

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Electronic Commerce/Information Systems

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms

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Athabasca University

Online Executive MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Doctorate in Business Administration

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • Textbooks
  • Other

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Auburn University

Distance (Outreach) MBA Program

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Master of Finance

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Mailed Videotapes
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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Babson College (Olin)

Fast Track MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Science in Management, with a concentration in Global Entrepreneurship

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Other

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Ball State University

Miller College of Business

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Arts in Education

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Other

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Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

FlexMode MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Science in Computational Finance

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Other

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CENTRUM Católica

Online MBA

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks

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Colorado State University

The Distance MBA Program

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Business Administration in CIS
  • Master of Business Administration in Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise
  • Master of Management Practice
  • Master of Accountancy

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • Textbooks
  • CD-ROMs
  • Other

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DeVry University (Keller)

DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Master of Human Resources
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Network and Communications Mgmt

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks

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Drexel University (LeBow)

MBA Anywhere; PHARMA MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Finance
  • MS/MBA in Television Management
  • JD/MBA
  • MD/MBA

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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East Carolina University

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Chat Rooms

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

MBA – Aviation Management

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery

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Euro-MBA

EuroMBA

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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Florida State University

Online MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Science in Management Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Management in Risk Management and Insurance
  • Master of Science in Finance

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Chat Rooms

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Georgia Southern University

Georgia WebMBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Science in Applied Economics

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Other

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IAE Aix-en-Provence

EURO*MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Human Resources
  • Master of international Management/Business
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Change and Communication
  • Master of Auditing
  • Master of Service Quality Management
  • Master of Global Innovation Management
  • Master in General Management

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Mailed Videotapes
  • CD-ROMs
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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IE Business School

Global MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Human Resources
  • Master of international Management/Business
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Technology
  • Master in Biotechnology Management
  • Master in Sport Management
  • Master in Global Supply Chains
  • Master in Tourism
  • Master of Laws in International Legal Practice Executive LLM

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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Indiana University (Kelley)

Kelley Direct Programs

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Business in Accounting
  • Master of Global Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Strategic Management

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms

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ISEAD

MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Finance
  • Master of international Management/Business
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Development Management

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail

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James Madison University

Information Security MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • CD-ROMs
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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Marist College

MBA

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms

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Mississippi State University

Graduate Studies in Business

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Taxation

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Chat Rooms

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Northeastern University

Northeastern University Online MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of international Management/Business
  • Master of Taxation

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms

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Oklahoma State University (Spears)

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master in Quantitative Financial Economics
  • Master in Economics
  • Master in Management Informations Systems
  • Master in Telecommunications Management

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • CD-ROMs

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Pace University (Lubin)

eMBA@Pace, an Executive MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Human Resources
  • Master of Investment Management
  • Master of Taxation
  • Master of Financial Management
  • Master of Finance for Professionals

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • CD-ROMs
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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Pennsylvania State University – World Campus

Penn State iMBA

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • CD-ROMs
  • Chat Rooms

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Portland State University

MBA+, Online

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of international Management/Business
  • Master of Science in Financial Management
  • MBA in Healthcare Management

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms

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Robert Kennedy College

University of Wales/Robert Kennedy College Online MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Science in Advanced Information Technology and Business Management
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Management for Bankers
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • Textbooks

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Rowan University (Rohrer)

MBA Online

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms

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St. Joseph’s University (Haub)

Executive On-Line Pharmaceutical Marketing MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Human Resources
  • Master of Financial Services
  • Master of International Marketing
  • Master of Business Intelligence
  • Master in Food Marketing
  • Executive MBA in Food Marketing
  • Executive MBA in Pharmaceutical Marketing
  • Executive MBA

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • CD-ROMs
  • Chat Rooms

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Strayer University

Master of Business Administration

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Executive Graduate Certificate in Accounting
  • Executive Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks

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Suffolk University (Sawyer)

Online MBA Program

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Science Financial Services and Banking
  • Master Health Administration
  • Master Public Administration
  • Master Science Taxation
  • Master of Global Business Administration

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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Thunderbird School of Global Management

Global MBA – On Demand

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of international Management/Business
  • Master of Arts – Global Affairs and Mgmt
  • Master of Science – Global Mgmt

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • CD-ROMs
  • Chat Rooms

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University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

Distance MBA Program

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms

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University of Durham

Durham MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Human Resources
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Accounting and Finance
  • Master of Corporate and International Finance
  • Master of Economics and Finance
  • Master of Finance and Investment
  • Master of International Banking and Finance
  • Master of International Money, Finance and Investment
  • Master of Financial Management
  • Master of Management

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • CD-ROMs
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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University of Florida (Warrington)

Internet MBA Program

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of international Management/Business
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Arts in Economics
  • Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (The Thomas S. Johnson Program)
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Management: Health Concentrations (Online Program)
  • Master of Science in Real Estate (The Nathan S. Collier Program)

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • CD-ROMs
  • Other

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University of Hawaii (Shidler)

Executive Neighbor Island MBA (ENIMBA)

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Human Resources
  • Master of Financial Engineering

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Mailed Videotapes

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University of La Verne

La Verne Online

Graduate degree programs:

  • Business Organizational Management (MS)
  • Public Administration (MPA, DPA)
  • Leadership and Management (MS)
  • Health Administration (MHA)
  • Gerontology (MS)

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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University of Maryland University College

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Human Resources
  • Master of international Management/Business
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Technology
  • Master of Science in Health Care Administration
  • Master in Health Admin Informatics
  • Master in criminal justice
  • Master in Information & services
  • Master in Homeland Security Management
  • Master in Interdisciplinary Studies in Management
  • Master in Project Management
  • Master in Nonprofit and Association Management
  • Master in Procurement and Contract Management
  • Master in Public Relations
  • Master of Distance Education
  • Master in Biotechnology Studies
  • Master in Environmental Management
  • Master in Information Technology
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Education

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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University of Massachusetts – Amherst (Isenberg)

Part-time MBA Program

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master in Sport Management
  • Master in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • CD-ROMs
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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University of Massachusetts – Lowell

College of Management

Graduate degree programs:

  • Masters of Science in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms

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University of Michigan – Dearborn

Online MBA Program

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Dual MBA and MS in Finance
  • Dual MBA and MSE-Industrial & Syst Engr
  • Dual MBA and MHSA

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • CD-ROMs
  • Chat Rooms

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University of Nebraska – Lincoln

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Distance MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Professional Accountancy
  • Master of Arts in Business
  • Master of Arts in Economics

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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University of Scranton (Kania)

The University of Scranton Online MBA Program

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks

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University of South Dakota (Beacom)

Master of Business Administration

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms

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University of St. Thomas (Opus)

Health Care UST MBA

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Business Communication
  • Master of Science Degree in Accountancy
  • Master of Science Degree in Real Estate

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Chat Rooms

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University of Tennessee – Martin

Online MBA for Financial Services Professionals

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Chat Rooms

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University of Texas – Dallas

Global MBA Online

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of international Management/Business
  • Master of Technology
  • Master of Supply Chain
  • Master of Healthcare Management
  • Master of Management & Admin. Sciences

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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University of Warwick

Warwick MBA by Distance Learning

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Human Resources
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Marketing & Strategy
  • Master of Business Analytics & Consulting
  • Master of Finance & Economics
  • Master of Financial Maths
  • Master of IS & Management
  • Master of Management Science
  • Master of IR & Managing HR
  • Master of International & European Employment Relations
  • Master of Management & Organizational Analysis

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • Textbooks
  • Other

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Pamplin)

Virginia Tech Professional MBA Program

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Technology

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • Textbooks
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other

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Walden University

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Information Systems Management (MISM)
  • Master of Science Leadership (MSL)
  • Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • CD-ROMs
  • Other

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Webster University

School of Business and Technology

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Doctor of Management
  • Master in Space Systems Operation Management
  • Master in Computer Science/Distributed Systems

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Graduate Management Programs

Graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master in Operations Design and Leadership

Distance MBA program delivery by:

  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • CD-ROMs

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One Comment on "Distance Learning MBA – Online Schools and Programs"

  1. Ashley says:

    I am currently researching online education for my Master’s program and I stumbled on Colorado State University-Global Campus. They are part of CSU but another campus then the one you mention above. They are 100% online. Have you heard anything else about them that might be helpful in my research??

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