Do You Need a Master's Degree?


glasses and notebook on top of an open laptopSo you’ve done the college thing, you’re cruising along in your career. Things are going well for you! What’s next? Are you satisfied with the status quo or do you feel like you need to move to the next level? Is it necessary to have a master’s degree to further your career? Well, the answer is not a yes or a no. It’s a maybe, depending on your goals and your circumstances.

A career is a long-term concept. You might even commit roughly 45 years to a career. That leaves room for considerable growth and numerous promotions. Investments made in your education, training, and even your network take time to mature and reap benefits. Your education is about improving the overall career journey, not just one step.

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Will your promotional opportunities be dependent on whether or not you have a degree? If you can definitively say you have reached a roadblock in your career - or will eventually - without a bachelor’s or master’s degree, then you should certainly pursue continuing your education. It’s up to you to make moves to improve yourself and set yourself up for the best successes possible.

Obtaining a Master of Science in Management at SNU can provide you with a professional advantage. We understand that good leaders are made. Your experiences - both positive and negative - shape how you function as a leader and supervisor. We want to get your the skills and knowledge of how to create a great work environment.

Having a degree probably won’t get you an immediate promotion, but it will make a statement about who you are. An advanced degree speaks to your work ethic and your dedication to excellence. It gives others insight into how you’ll function in the workplace.

Earning your master’s isn’t a magical cure-all. You won’t be guaranteed smooth sailing for the rest of your career. But it can be an ace in the hole. If you have questions about how SNU’s Management program can work for you, feel free to contact our advising staff today!

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