In today’s competitive job market, a postgraduate qualification can help differentiate you as a candidate to prospective employers. Not only will it look great on your CV, the skills, expertise, knowledge, and networking opportunities you will gain from studying a master’s degree will stand to you for the duration of your career.
Dublin Business School specialises in the provision of contemporary postgraduate courses in the areas of Arts, Business, and the Humanities. Recent additions to our programme range include the MSc in FinTech, the MSc in Digital Marketing and the MSc in Data Analytics. We have many other postgraduate programmes on offer, including the Master of Business Administration which has a number of streams to choose such as Finance, HRM, Marketing and Project Management.
If you are a recent college graduate, or further into your professional career, now is the time to start thinking about your further education options. Here are some of the reasons why you should study a postgraduate course.
Increase your Knowledge
An undergraduate degree provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge on their chosen subject. A postgraduate degree will endeavour to deepen this knowledge, and students are given the opportunity to complete a dissertation and become a specialist in their field. This is a crucial element of all postgraduate programmes, and the body of work produced will showcase your ability to research and write effectively, critically analyse literature, and produce high quality work with discipline and consistency.
Widen your Skillset
This brings us on to the next big advantage of a postgraduate qualification, learning new skills. Not only will you gain hard skills, which depending on your course of choice could include topics such as Financial Analysis, Clinical Practice, Digital Advertising and Online Marketing, Applied Neuroscience or Software Engineering, you will also learn a number of useful soft skills, which are invaluable to employers. Some of these soft skills include communication, working under pressure, project management, self-motivation, and time management. Soft skills are becoming ever-more desirable in the workplace as employers recognise their importance, and these skills can give you an edge over a candidate with stronger technical ability. Deloitte reported that by 2030, soft skill intensive occupations will account for two-thirds of all jobs.
Better Job Opportunities
You may have your eye on a particular company, or a number of companies that you would be interested in working for, and a degree from a postgraduate course will help you on your way to securing your dream position. The biggest and best-known firms receive hundreds of applications for each job post, so you want to give yourself the best chance in standing out to them and not waste fruitless hours filling out application forms only to be rejected. The jobs market is booming and Ireland is home to some of the world’s biggest tech giants and industry leaders including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Accenture, Apple, Microsoft, Indeed, HubSpot, Twitter, and many more. There is ample opportunity for top graduates who have the drive and desire to succeed.
It’s no secret that the more qualified you are, the higher the salary you can command. A postgraduate degree should be seen as an investment with a lifelong return. According to The Irish Times, the HEA found “a clear premium for postgrads, with 43 per cent of taught postgrads earning between €35,000-79,999 compared to just 24 per cent who have an undergraduate degree alone.”
Here’s what some of our graduates had to say about their postgraduate study experience at DBS.
“I definitely improved my existing skills, particularly in time management, strategy, corporate governance, and financial analysis. I have also successfully implemented ideas I have taken from the course into our organisation, and they have absolutely contributed to the continued success of the business.” – Alan Hogan, MBA
“I feel the MSc has equipped me with practical skills and knowledge, which will be valuable in terms of my career moving forward. Since completing the course, I have begun to look at some employment prospects and apply for positions that I previously may have been unaware of or felt underqualified for. Having completed the course I feel confident that I will soon secure an exciting position within the library sector.” Daire O'Driscoll, MSc in Information and Library Management.
“Having studied in the area of psychoanalysis previously I was eager to enter in to work in which the clinical component was emphasised and this Masters provided that. The clinical experience I gained in the three years was an invaluable part of my training.” – Nadia Paruk, (MA) in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Postgraduate programmes are starting in September 2019 at Dublin Business School, you can make an application for any of our programmes online or contact the Admissions Team if you have any questions.