[vc_row][vc_column][stm_spacer height=”150″ height_mobile=”-100″][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%233f3f3f” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”large” alignment=”center” css_animation=”none”][stm_separator color=”custom” style=”style_3″ custom_color=”#0d97ff” sep_width=”200px” sep_height=”10px” sep_css=”.vc_custom_1571309810608{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]Study hard, get a college degree from a reputable University, and work for an established company.
This is how a professional’s life is traditionally mapped out in our country.
Admit it or not, this was probably the template you used in figuring out your career path.
Sooner or later, you’ll find out that life is not static. You’ll be open to more possibilities and you’d want to reach bigger goals. You’d want to invest in yourself. One of the possibilities you’ll explore is seeking further education.
Can you afford it?
The cost of an MBA degree ranges from about fifty thousand to a little over one million Pesos. There are several factors to consider such as the length of the program and the institution that you will choose.
It’s also important to note that it takes at least two years to get an MBA degree.
If you have someone to finance your studies or if your company is willing to pay for your expenses, that’s a huge load off your mind. But not everyone has that kind of support. If you need to take a loan for your tuition fee, we can certainly help! You can take a look here.
An MBA can definitely help you with career advancement, increased compensation, and job promotions. But with all of the foregoing, plus the fact that tuition fees have increased at a faster rate than salaries, the correct question to ask is:
Is pursuing further education worth it?
Let’s see.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]1. Do you really need it?
We already know that it’s expensive. However, you also have to think about something that’s intangible but is just as important: time.
You have to take into consideration the time you’ll spend while earning your degree. This can mean missing out on other money making ventures that may come your way. If you lose focus, it can also mean the possibility of not performing well on your job.
Can you make up for these missed opportunities with the education that you will get? Will it open up new doors? Can you expand your network and connections?
 If not, choose security over title.
 In other words, you’re better off staying in your job, earning a steady income, and discovering some other ways you can make money.
 Which brings us to the next point.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]2. Will it advance your career?
Getting another degree is an additional notch on your belt. It’s not just a fancy prefix or suffix that makes your name sound more professional. It takes years of hard work.
You’re probably planning to get your MBA to transition into a new phase in your life.
You may be planning to qualify for a higher position than the one you currently have. A managerial role, perhaps?
You may be planning to transfer to another company that offers higher pay.
You may be planning to move to another country to find a job that interests you and eventually settle down there.
Whatever the reason may be, getting closer to your financial goals should be part of the big picture. You’re pursuing further education because you want a better and more promising future.
 Use that education and newfound knowledge to advance your career. Don’t let it be just a diploma that hangs on your wall or a piece of paper that you can brag about.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]3. What are the alternatives?
The educational system was not spared by the pandemic.
Now, more than ever, learning is not limited within the four walls of a classroom. If you don’t have the means to pay for further education or if you’re still saving up for it, there are a lot of options available online ranging from free to more affordable subscriptions.
Asian Development Bank Institute offers tuition-free certificate issuing courses that are packed with relevant and timely information.
LinkedIn offers free courses to its members from time to time.
For 15 USD or about Php 700 a month, you can learn from famous personalities as they teach their craft in Masterclass.
If you’re not a fan of subscription-based learning, you can wait for flash sales on different certificate courses that Udemy has to offer.
There are literally thousands of courses available online for you to expand your knowledge.
Whether you prefer to go to a University for further education or you temporarily settle for online courses available, remember that learning is about becoming the best version of yourself.
At the end of the day, it’s about adding to your skillset and being better. You may have gotten the best education in the world but if you don’t act, it’ll be worthless. Use it to empower yourself and get closer to your goals.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” shadow_x_offset=”0″ shadow_y_offset=”0″ shadow_blur=”0″ shadow_spread=”0″][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]