As a fresh graduate, you may be at the confusing crossroads of deciding between further studies and joining the workforce. Either of the two possibilities may appear attractive for various reasons.
So, which one would you select?
Here are a few questions that you should ask yourself before getting started:
Now, explore the various advantages offered by either of the options:
The cost of higher education is one of the main reasons why students are not keen on studying further. In such cases, getting earning power through a job is the only way out. Here are a few advantages of the same:
It also comes with a few disadvantages –
If you have been following the industry trends, you may have noticed that continuing education helps you stand out. As a result, you will have to go for a master’s degree if you genuinely wish to fast-track your career growth. Here are its advantages:
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Preferring a postgraduate program over starting a job after completing a graduate degree has many disadvantages. Listed some below –
As we discussed above, obtaining a higher qualification and gaining employment each have their own distinct advantages and disadvantages. However, a viable solution to this conundrum is to pursue an online postgraduate program. Online education offers the flexibility and convenience of studying at one’s own pace while still maintaining employment. This allows for the simultaneous attainment of financial independence and hands-on work experience. Additionally, online degree programs often have significantly lower costs due to the elimination of certain other expenses like traveling and lodging.
Currently, many reputable universities and institutions offer a variety of online postgraduate programs in fields such as business management, data science, business analytics, information technology, and more. As an example, the prestigious Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) offers an online MBA program for working professionals with 10 specializations, an online M.Sc. in Data Science, and an online M.Sc. in Business Analytics, as well as online postgraduate certificate programs in Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics. Similarly, Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) offers affordable online MBA, MCA, M.Com, and MA JMC programs to graduates from various backgrounds. T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), a constituent institution of MAHE, also offers its premium MBA-BKFS program online.
All these programs, designed by renowned faculty, are offered through the Online Manipal platform on an advanced learning management system (LMS). Students have access to course materials such as readings, e-books, interactive videos, quizzes, recorded lectures, and discussion forums via the LMS. Financial assistance options such as scholarships and no-cost EMIs or education loans are also available to assist in funding these programs.
In conclusion, online postgraduate programs provide the opportunity to balance work and studies by offering the convenience of studying at one’s own schedule. These programs also provide a wider range of educational options while still allowing for employment. Furthermore, online programs are often more affordable than their traditional counterparts.
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