Find The Right Program

Find The Right Program

There are many benefits to earning a master’s degree – broadened expertise, increased confidence, and improved on-the-job performance are just a few. In fact, many employers now require a master’s degree as a baseline when considering job candidates.

That said, you don’t need to rush out and get a master’s degree in a field that mirrors your exact career aspirations. Today, you can deep dive into a variety of contemporary – even creative – fields of study to enhance your business know-how. Discover some commonly-made mistakes when choosing a master’s program and how to avoid them below.

What Master’s Program Should I Choose?

Master’s Degree Common Areas of Study
Master of Science
(Data Science)
Statistical modeling, data management, machine learning, data visualization, software engineering, research design, data ethics, and user experience
Master of Science
(Cyber Security)
Ethical hacking, cryptography, computer networks & security, application security, Adam (identity & access management), vulnerability analysis, malware threats, sniffing, SQL injection, DoS, session hijacking, and various security practices for businesses
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Business aspects, operations, management, leadership, accounting, marketing critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, effective communication, and key accounting and finance practices

Choosing a Master’s Degree for Your Career

Completing an accredited post-graduate Master’s program can help you:

Better your chances of a promotion at your current job.
Inspire a career pivot or a move to a new company.
Expand your professional network.
Draw a higher salary than you might without an advanced degree.
All of the above.

Your professional goals will no doubt guide your post-graduate program selection, but they needn’t restrict your professional options if you’re unsure of exactly what you want to do next.

Take the Next Step

Learn more about how to achieve your career goals with a degree from Birchwood University.