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Business management master's recommended for graduate jobs

Published: Thursday, 29 October 2009   Category: Postgraduate Study

Those struggling to find a graduate job in the current competitive market have been encouraged to look at taking up further study on a business management course.

With recent figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency showing that jobseekers with postgraduate qualifications are more likely to get a higher salary than bachelor's degrees, Independent journalist Amy McLellan believes now is a good time to return to university.

She claimed that a master's degree in business management is a pre-requisite for those looking to get onto an MBA course, while it can also lead to a PhD.

However, graduate job hunters can also use the course to add to their CV and stand out from the crowd, the expert said.

Andy Robson, course director at Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University, concurred: "It allows [graduates] to go back to their original discipline, but potentially to compete for or enter managerial roles in that area."

The newspaper also recently reported that the Association of Master of Business Administrations has seen the number of MBA graduates choosing to pursue careers in the charities or campaign group sector has significant increase.

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