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Could graduate MSc study benefit you?

Published: Saturday, 15 August 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Post graduate qualifications are increasingly in demand and having a masters can definitely help a candidate to stand out from the crowd.

With competition for jobs increasing on a daily basis, those with further qualifications can quickly find themselves in a strong position.

Having a Masters Degree will likely impact on earning potential too – a 2013 study by the Sutton Trust suggested it could add around £5,500 a year to a salary when compared to someone with a Bachelor’s degree.

Although the costs of qualifications in management, business or finance can be expensive, the longer term benefits are what makes them an attractive proposition. 

But in what way does a business-related MSc actually help advance a career?

The vast majority of programmes will offer a generic overview of vital disciplines, including management, finance and marketing for example.

However, unlike an MBA course, an MSc will tend to focus more on industry specific knowledge, ensuring an individual is completely up to speed with the advances in their chosen field.

Many of those who teach the courses will be active in their fields too, meaning students are regularly exposed to real-world issues and expertise.

Field trips and guest lecturers and speakers are just two examples of where this may be the case.
Prospects for those with MScs are good since the skills they learn are suited to many different sectors.

Most move into the financial and professional services sectors though, although they are by no means limited to these areas.

Some schools also have links with regional and national businesses, as well as social enterprises, so it can easy for some graduates to find work very quickly.

An alternative could also be to undertake a part-time MSc course – an ideal option for anyone looking to strengthen their knowledge and skills.

If you’re hunting for graduate MSc or MBA graduate jobs in UK settings, visit Grad Plus and see what options may exist for you

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