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The practical way to take your career to the next level

With the Nigerian economy expected to grow by 3% this year,1 it’s a market ripe with career opportunities, especially for entrepreneurs with an eye on the big business picture. Postgraduate study is a great way to step up the career ladder; however, the prospect of relocating puts it out of reach for most. Now, with a wealth of quality online programmes at your fingertips, your next career opportunity may be closer than you think.

The latest online study techniques mean that those with existing careers and family commitments can upgrade their skillset from anywhere in the world, without having to set foot on a campus. And with so many different online postgraduate programmes available, there’s something to suit every career aspiration.



Nigerian student Tosan Ozoro said: “I get to keep my job, make some income and go to school at the same time. So, there is no hitch or halt in my career.”

Find your calling
The University of Birmingham, in the UK, offers a selection of career-enabling, 100% online programmes, featuring the same lecture team, study standards and research focus as their campus-based equivalents.

Keen to make your mark in world business? Our Online MSc International Business is designed to accelerate your career into management. For those who want to make an impact in the public sector, we offer an Online Masters of Public Administration. Looking for the next step in your management career? Taught at our gold standard, triple-crown accredited business school, our Online MBA will set you on your way to a more senior, strategic role.

Global recognition
As well as being acknowledged for our business school credentials, the University of Birmingham is ranked in the top 100 universities by the QS World University Rankings 2019. As the first civic university in the UK, we’re also well known for our inclusive approach, enrolling thousands of students from around the world, regardless of religion, background or location.

You’re never alone
If online study feels like a detached way to learn, today’s interactive, immersive study techniques will surprise you. When you sign up to study online with the University of Birmingham, you join a global community of like-minded individuals, committed to sharing ideas. Our online programmes feature students from around the world, with a strong representation from Nigeria.
Our easy-access Canvas student learning platform serves as a real-time discussion forum, supporting live lectures and group projects. And there’s no need to worry about missing out due to time zone differences. Students coordinate sessions to match different time zones, helping you fit your study time around your lifestyle.

As well as welcoming you into the student community, you’re welcome to use the same services as our campus-based students, including study support and careers advice.
Speaking about the Online MBA, current student Henry Ude said: “I have experienced a similar level of interactivity and networking opportunities as those of a classroom-based course. I certainly get the opportunity to interact with my colleagues on a daily or weekly basis.”

Tailored to your future
Ranked fifth for employability in the UK’s Complete University Guide, the University of Birmingham is committed to delivering relevant real-world content to help fulfil your business and career objectives.

Through a combination of simulations and case studies, you’re encouraged to work through practical issues with our expert lecture team, giving you the skills and confidence to apply what you’ve learned in your day-to-day work.
It’s this interactive, hands-on approach that elevates today’s online learning from a passive activity to a stimulating, career-boosting experience that fits in with your working week.

Culled From TheGuardian Newspaper

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