The journey up the ranks is no longer as linear as it once was. We used to see professionals progress up the ladder in a set path, based on number of years in the business, or amount of experience at a certain level. This is no longer the case in many organisations.
The rate of change, in many ways driven by technology, but also by the rate of social and cultural change we have experienced in recent years, has meant that companies now require skills and insight that cannot always be gained by years of service alone.
Globalisation has meant that many industries now work – and compete – on the world stage and must take an international perspective in their decision making.
Companies are also increasingly valuing ‘newness’ – new approaches, new technologies – to help them remain competitive.
Responsible leadership, ethical business practices and sustainability are also key in the modern workplace – again requiring professionals that can drive forward CSR initiatives and facilitate a corporate culture that is aligned to the expectations of today’s employees and consumers.
As the remit for ‘success’ within organisations has widened, singular experience in a particular role or niche – although still of great value – does not necessarily prepare you for promotion into managerial positions.
So how can today’s ambitious professionals ensure they have the breadth of knowledge and skills that organisations are looking for in their senior roles?
An Online MSc International Management from the University of Birmingham can help you to take the current, holistic and global approach to business that employers are seeking.
Through experiential learning, the MSc programme hones your practical skills and empowers you take on the demands of modern, global business at a management level. Our AMBA accredited MSc covers topics including Managing Global Operations, International Marketing Strategy, International Accounting and Finance and Global Entrepreneurship to ensure that you are well prepared to add tangible value in your role and help to drive positive organisational change.
Gain a competitive edge
In today’s climate, where economic uncertainty is driving increased competitiveness in the job market, it is more important than ever to ensure that you stand out.
Business and Administration features in the Complete University Guides’ top ten postgraduate subjects for employability 20201 – and for good reason. MSc level qualifications offer a variety of skills that are sought after by employers and can be applied to a range of industries.
In addition, recruiters are always actively looking for graduate-level employees. According to The Graduate Market Report 2020 the number of graduates hired by organisations featured in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers increased by 6.2% in 2019, the largest annual increase in recruitment for five years.2
Choosing to study online also has many benefits. You will be in a ‘virtual classroom’ with tutors and professionals from all over the world, with a wide range of experiences and knowledge to share. Distance learning also ensures that you can fit your study around your current commitments at a time and pace that suits you, from anywhere in the world.
Whether you are looking for a new role, or aiming to fast-track your progress within your current organisation, our Online Online MSc International Management will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that the businesses of today are looking for. For more information, please fill out our request for information form or call us today on on +44 (0)800 032 7101.
- RASHEED, R (2020) Top ten postgraduate subjects for employability (Online) Available at: https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/student-advice/what-to-study/top-ten-postgraduate-subjects-for-employability [Accessed 17.12.20]
- HIGH FLYERS (2020) The Graduate Market in 2020 (Online) Available at: https://www.highfliers.co.uk/download/2020/graduate_market/GM20Report.pdf [Accessed 17.12.20]