Online degree student numbers are growing. In the UK, the latest HESA figures show that 210,005 students in the UK were studying for either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree online last year. In the US, where online learning has really taken off, Babson Research found that over six million higher education students were taking at least one online course in 2010. That number is now at more than 7 million.
Is an online degree worth it? Millions of students around the world think so.
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From engineering to public health nutrition, aid work covers a wide variety of challenging roles. No matter where your interests or talents lie, you can channel them into helping others around the world.
For many ambitious professionals, waiting for management to recognise their potential can take far too long – which is why achieving career progression through qualifications is such a popular route. And with many universities now offering work-based distance learning programmes, it’s becoming even easier to find the ideal opportunity.
Work-based degrees are becoming an increasingly popular route for ambitious professionals looking to turbo-charge their careers without having to take a career break. But how do you know if it’s the right choice for you?
If your role is focused on the transportation side of business, you may have found yourself being encouraged to think about pursuing a degree in logistics management. Having come to prominence overseas, these degree courses are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. But if you’re already working in the field, is a logistics management degree really worth it? Here are some reasons why it is.
Careers in engineering management can be even more diverse than careers in engineering itself. Already a broad discipline, spanning everything from mechanical to electronic, engineering provides a uniquely varied and stimulating range of career paths. Add to this the business and management knowledge gained on an engineering management degree programme and a whole new area of this dynamic sector opens up to engineers at all levels.
What does it take to become a good manager?
If you’re considering a top-up degree or MBA at university, the likelihood is that you’re preparing to progress to a management role. While your hard work and dedication may have got you to this stage, it will take more than simply being great at your existing job to make you a good manager.
Find out what’s covered in a retail management course, which is designed to prepare you for the diverse and innovative retail sector.
The retail industry is vital to the UK. According to the latest government figures, it employed 4.3 million people in 2013, 15.8% of the UK workforce, and contributed £180 million to the UK economy last year, 11% of the total.
Top-up degrees are a great way to make the leap from your current career into a business management role – but what advantages do they offer over other courses? And how do they help candidates advance their careers.
If you’ve been working in retail for a number of years and are starting to look for somewhere to progress, retail management can seem like a natural next step. An increasing number of universities are now offering retail management courses – but what do you gain by studying for one of these rather than simply learning on the job?