May 23, 2016
Your bachelor's degree and everything you've achieved thus far in your career has served you well, but you know that with a graduate degree you can further your professional success. In order to make this work, though, you need to find a program that not only fits your interests, but also your schedule, budget and timeline for completion.
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) offers a variety of business-related graduate degrees. If you're interested in advancing into an executive or director-level position, SNHU's online master's in management could be exactly what you're looking for.
Simply put, in many industries a bachelor's degree and strong work history alone isn't always enough for career advancement. With competition tougher than in days past, a master's degree is often what sets people apart when being considered for a promotion. Data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that, across industries, those holding an advanced degree out-earn those at the bachelor-degree level. Further, in a 2013 survey, the BLS reports that those in the business field have "some of the highest wage premiums of workers with a master's degree."
If it's time and money that's been holding you back from taking the next step in your educational journey, an online master's of management program might be a worthwhile investment.
Everything you've done up to this point in your career will help you succeed in your continued education. Your years of professional experience will be valuable as you navigate your coursework, and you can apply your newfound knowledge right away-no need to wait until graduation to implement what you've learned. As an aspiring manager, you'll find this immediate payoff to be one of the greatest benefits of the online master's in management.
Another benefit of graduate school is that you'll learn alongside other business professionals, at varying levels of their careers, from around the globe; you'll learn from each other-and from your subject-matter-expert instructors-as you share real-world experiences that relate to what you're studying.
SNHU's online master's in management curriculum focuses on the philosophy and science of effective management and the development of talent, and it will prepare you to meet the demands of today's dynamic workplace. You'll dive into project management, strategic planning, data analysis and verbal and written communication.
Rooted in our strong management core, these specialized concentrations prepare you further for real and relevant challenges and opportunities in today's business landscape, and will give you an edge:
Maybe it's been awhile since you've been in college or written a paper. Don't worry. SNHU offers all of its students access to a wealth of resources, starting with a dedicated academic advisor who will guide you through the registration process, get you up to speed on our systems and even help you with time management. You'll also have access to a writing center, our library, 24/7 tutoring resources and more. Online master's in management students at SNHU are not in this alone; you're constantly connected to our community.
Think how quickly a year flies by. Then imagine having your graduate degree in just about that time. At SNHU, you can complete your online master's in management in 15 months. You'll take two courses during each 10-week term, an arrangement that allows you to focus on just a few areas at once.
Earning your Master of Science in Management online is also convenient-you can work when and where you want, while still allowing time for your career, family and community commitments.
The online master's in management can be completed in less time than you think, and also for less of an investment than you might have first thought. SNHU is affordable, offering some of the lowest graduate tuition rates in the country.
At SNHU, we measure our success by the success of our students. Whether you hope to move up in your own organization or pursue opportunities elsewhere, SNHU Career is here for you. Our emphasis is not just right after graduation, but rather throughout your academic program and beyond. In addition to providing one-on-one resume, cover letter, search, interview, and negotiation help, SNHU Career offers a mix of webinars and live chats.
You're successful in your career, but you want more. A graduate degree can lead you to your next professional milestone. There's no need to put your life on hold while you pursue that passion if you choose the online MS of Management program at SNHU.
*Job market data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook is intended to provide insight on occupational opportunities and is not to be construed as a guarantee of salary or job title. SNHU cannot guarantee employment.
Peter Leahy is chief engineer aboard the container ship APL China. When he's not there, Peter is pursuing his online MS in Data Analytics - and his lifelong passion for conservation.
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