At some point or another, millions of students from all around the world have been faced with assessing the importance of further studies. Most postgraduate studies can lead to Masters and even Doctorates, exactly the kind of recognition many graduates crave. MANCOSA realises that the decision to embark on a postgrad programme involves time and money so take a look at these 5 good reasons why we think it’s a great idea to pursue that postgraduate qualification.
1. Jobs and managerial positions require a postgraduate qualification
This is probably the most important motivation to consider. Are you already studying in an industry such as science or technology or engineering, where workplace roles are strictly reserved for those with postgraduate degrees or diplomas? In many sectors, the standard for job applicants used to be Bachelor’s Degrees but now: “the Honours and Masters is the new Bachelor’s” says a 2017 survey from CareerBuilder.com.
2. Gain additional knowledge & expertise in your chosen field
Career and earning potential aside, Postgraduate studies are a means for students who have a genuine passion for a particular topic or area to delve deeper and gain even more valuable knowledge about their particular field of interest. This can be a thrilling prospect for ambitious intellectuals who thrive on being a specialist about a topic. Being surrounded by like-minded peers who care about what you have to say and mentors who invite your participation in classes can have a profound impact on your future work.
3. Expanding your network
When you further your studies, many graduates find that it also opens up new opportunities for future employment, business, research and collaboration. Expanding your network comes naturally as you spend time with like-minded intellectuals, professionals and researchers from all around the world. These types of academic contacts can become invaluable down the line and even nurture close professional and research relationships.
4. Facilitate career change and flexibility
If you’ve been working towards a particular career move or simply want the flexibility to move in different directions in your chosen field, a postgraduate qualification can help facilitate your plans. A one-year Postgraduate Diplomas or Certificate, like the Postgraduate Diploma in Risk Management, can pave the way for a particular specialisation. These postgraduate studies require a Bachelor’s Degree for programme admission.
5. Improve your chances of a promotion
Accelerate your career progress with a postgraduate degree or diploma. If you’re looking for serious recognition from influential roleplayers and decision-makers, a postgraduate qualification will give you the right skills. People realise that it’s academically challenging and takes commitment to complete so they know you’ll be a worthy candidate for promotion and career advancement.
Complete your postgraduate studies at MANCOSA
We offer many of the leading postgraduate programmes in South Africa, like the Postgraduate Degree in Education, the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and the renowned Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Find out more by speaking to one of our student advisors today, or register your interest online.