Upskilling: 3 management qualifications that can boost your career

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Whether you’re entering the employment market as a younger person or switching careers later in life, competition for good graduate jobs is stiff.

UK law firm Allen & Overy recently reported receiving over 4000 applications per year for graduate programmes and internships.

And in this climate it’s natural that students want to carefully ascertain the employability value of any qualification before committing to the time and expense of completing it.

The demand in certain job markets will always fluctuate, but qualifications in business and leadership can transfer well to any sector — so undertaking this type of course could be a calculated gamble that pays off.

Here are three management qualifications that can boost your career.

Management BA

An undergraduate management degree will take three to four years — but it could be time well spent.

You’ll learn a range of business skills like marketing, finance, decision making and sustainability.

Business and management studies provides you with the ideal skillset for a job as a business analyst, data analyst or risk manager — and useful transferable knowledge for careers in human resources, logistics and retail.

If you’re learning about management from scratch with little formal experience, an undergraduate degree allows you the time to get to grips with the subject and build a firm foundation for launching an exciting career.

Project Management

If you’re an excellent organiser and have good analytical skills, a project management qualification allows you to convert your natural aptitude to a promising career path.

You might also be able to undertake an online degree that allows you to keep working while you gain the qualification that boosts you up the hierarchy.

Postgraduate distance learning degrees in project management can be completed flexibly in your own time allowing you to earn while you learn as well as taking care of family — an excellent option for those who can’t commit to full-time campus-based learning.

And once you qualify, an exciting career working on innovative projects across the globe will open up in front of you.

If getting people, resources and budgets in ship shape sounds like your calling, this is the perfect option.

MBA

There are various benefits of an MBA qualification and it’s one of the most popular postgrad choices because it’s attractive to a range of international employers.

Throughout this course you’ll enhance your existing expertise by learning about exactly what it takes to be a senior manager in any industry.

Enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation insights are central to a modern MBA and will prepare you for lucrative roles with global corporations or even to launch your own business venture.

Another important aspect of an MBA is that it allows students the opportunity to forge influential business links that are valuable above and beyond the scope and duration of the course.

So if you want a qualification whose value is recognised internationally, an MBA is the prime pick.

Any one of these three management qualifications can boost your career — pick the one that suits you best and get ready to hit the books.

Have you studied for a management degree? Share your advice in the comments section.

Anne Wright

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Writer. Actress. New Yorker & New Jerseyan. Naïve realist. Wannabe robot.
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