Degrees are hard to come by, usually requiring a self-motivated individual who is capable of dedicating significant quantities of time to furthering their knowledge. Though education comes easily to some, on the most part it is a difficult process, and one of the main incentives to guide you through is knowing the hard work will pay off in the long run. Benefits are usually realized once you have a successful career, and assumptions are often made that engaging in a learning environment will automatically reap rewards.
Though this was once true, unfortunately, in the modern world there are so many more applicants than there are jobs available that even the highest achievers can struggle to find their feet without experience. The last thing you want to experience following completion of your degree is unemployment, particularly after you’ve spent so much money on it. If you find yourself in this unfortunate position, then there is a possibility for redemption if you decide to undertake post-graduate study. This will significantly enhance your career prospects, while allowing you to choose a field that can be directly applied to industry, preferably an area of personal interest related to your Bachelor’s degree.
If studying for a Master’s is a financially viable option, then it is definitely worth considering in order to give yourself a competitive edge over fellow graduates who find themselves in the same position as you. Once you have thoroughly researched the best course for you, you can make an informed decision on which educational route you want to endure.
There are essentially two options; studying online or studying in a conventional learning environment. Studying online is a great new method of furthering your learning, with considerable benefits, and improved resources make engaging in a VU’s online MBA program a real possibility, even when considering the complexity of a course of this nature.
For the sake of helping you make the best decision, below is an outline of advantages and disadvantages of studying online.
You can pace your learning
Learning online creates a level of individuality that allows you to tailor your learning style to your own requirements. You can go as slowly or as quickly as you like without having to worry about being left behind.
Lack of face to face interaction
Studying online will almost entirely eliminate the amount of time you spend interacting with others face to face, and this is very much a lost skill in the modern world, where individuals spend the majority of their time looking at their phones or at a computer screen.
An online course looks great on your resume
Having obtained an online degree shows an ability to be self-motivated, diligent and structured without the influence of a authoritative figure. This is incredibly attractive to employers.
Lack of proper structure
Online, you will be left to structure your own learning, and though this is a necessary skill for later life, you might become distracted if your attention span is known to wander.
These are some things to consider if you decide to go the route of online learning to improve your chances at landing an amazing career.