Many students are discovering that an MBA and work experience are equally important to career development, so they are approaching distance learning as a flexible alternative to full time study which enables them to juggle both at the same time.
Whether you’re looking to change your career or gain further knowledge in your subject field an MBA could play an important role in career development.
#1 – Impress your boss and peers
Gaining both valuable work experience and expert knowledge that you can readily apply in a professional setting provides you with a great return on your investment.
Taking a hold of your career by studying an MBA means that you’re maximising your value to your employer, showing them your ambition and in turn are helping to strengthen vital relationships.
Many employers are looking to retain committed employees fully or part-sponsoring employees for their studies.
#2 – Higher Salary and better career opportunities
Learning practical skills and applying them in the work place is a great way to get noticed. 70%* of students with RDI said that their career has progressed as a direct result of their studies.
#3 – Flexible learning
Many students are torn between experience vs qualification as majority of the time each requires some sort of sacrifice, but with online learning you get to create your own schedule.
Getting the chance to study as well as working gives you the best of both worlds. Instead of having to choose between full or part-time study, you get to do both. This means that you’re maximising your time and productivity.
#4- Affordable study options
Many students turn to online learning as an affordable option without compromising on the quality of their qualification.
By being able to pay in flexible instalments offered through RDI, students can concentrate on their work and their studies instead of worrying about finances.
This ability to pay instalments gives potential students who previously hesitated due to finances that push to finally start their postgraduate course in the first place.
#5 – Greater comprehension and maximising your potential
It’s an obvious benefit but probably the most important one.
By continuing your studies in your chosen subject field you become incredibly valuable with deeper knowledge and insights in your industry or spanning over several subjects, which can be as equally prized in similar businesses.
Ernani currently studying an MBA in Business and Management said, “I learned a lot of things on this programme that help me to become more efficient in my work; it enlightens me in many different aspects on how to manage effectively.”
A new MBA award combined with an increased amount of work experience offers an advantage over younger graduates, maximising your impact in interviews – making you stand out in your careers.
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