Should You Consider an MBA degree? There are various reasons why so many people choose not to take their higher education to the next level and earn an MBA degree.
Many of these reasons are valid and make it seemingly impossible to do so.
It’s very common for people considering this next step to already be employed full-time.
The idea of committing the necessary amount of time to furthering one’s education while continuing their current, often chaotic work schedule can seem overly daunting.
Alongside this, the cost of most MBA programmes can prove to be too much of a financial burden to shoulder.
These are definitely some of the more common concerns with furthering one’s education, but do they outweigh the benefits?
Earning an MBA degree is an important benefit in today’s competitive job market.
As mentioned earlier, many people looking into entering an MBA programme currently work.
Although there are opportunities for advancement aside from obtaining such degrees, an MBA degree will open up doors that would otherwise remain closed.
There are many positions within a company, such as leadership roles, that are simply available only to those that hold an MBA or higher degrees.
It also increases the opportunity to change careers or even switch industries by making you a more desirable candidate.
On a final note, you will most likely notice that your pay cheque will increase alongside your level of education.
Now that you’ve heard some of the positives and negatives of furthering your higher education, are you starting to see that the benefits outweigh the difficulties? Perhaps you are not.
Perhaps the first paragraph of this article had already left too sour of a taste in your mouth.
If so, open your mind for a minute to the sweet potential of earning your MBA through a part-time MBA programme.
These part-time programmes offer solutions to the common concerns that accompany furthering your higher education.
Most importantly, such programmes are much more convenient and much less expensive than their full-time counterparts.
As far as convenience goes, part-time MBA programmes usually offer online and hybrid programmes.
These formats do not require students to attend on-campus classes regularly, which allow students the much-needed flexibility to continue working full time.
The flexibility of such formats makes it a lot more feasible.
Now that the possibility of successfully fitting these programs into your schedule is much more apparent, the more financially pressing issue is at hand - cost.
A part-time MBA programme is usually much more affordable than full-time programmes and ultimately much less of a financial burden.
How do you feel about the benefits and difficulties of furthering your higher education now?
Join us at our upcoming free seminar at The Domain Hotel and Spa on November 9, at 4pm, to learn more about Westcliff University’s MBA programme delivered locally in Bahrain.