Why Do You Need a Master's Degree?
Through earning your master's degree, you become a seasoned expert in a field that you love, which can lead to increased job satisfaction, higher earnings, and even job security.
After earning your bachelor’s degree, you may find the thought of going back to school for your master’s degree to be daunting, and maybe even unnecessary. However, the master’s degree credential is steadily gaining in popularity for employers when it comes to that next level job you might be looking for.
Within the next five years, jobs that require a master’s degree are expected to grow 21.7%, according to a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. In terms of lifetime earnings, that same report found that a master’s degree may be worth $457,000 more than a bachelor’s degree.
That's all serious cash, but it shouldn't be the reason you decide to go back to school (or at least not the only reason).
A master’s degree also shapes you into an effective leader in your field. By obtaining expert knowledge and business acumen through your program of study, you can shift from a functional role into an executive position. Turn yourself from being the person that is known for doing a great job into the person that decides how the job is done.
Give yourself the tools you need to excel in that next step and open up a world of new opportunities to get you there. A Bureau of Labor Statistics report states that careers that require a master’s degree are projected to see a higher job growth by 2022 than any other area.
Prepare for the future by enrolling in an online master’s degree program that fits your personal and professional needs.
As a graduate student at CSU-Global, you can enhance and customize your master’s degree with a specialization dedicated to a specific area of study, designed to best serve you in your career goals.
You'll also gain valuable work experience and skills that will benefit you throughout the rest of your life. To help you excel in your career, CSU-Global provides you with real-world training while you earn your master's degree.
CSU-Global makes it possible for you to continue your education without putting the rest of your life on hold. With no set class times or classroom locations, our 100% online program gives you the control of balancing schoolwork with all of your other commitments in life.
Use our Area of Study pages to get the full picture of an industry and compare similar master's degree and online graduate certificates. These will help you fine-tune your career goals and select the program that is best suited to help you accomplish them.
You shouldn't have to put your present life on hold in order to work towards a better future. CSU-Global's courses are designed for working adults who are balancing their studies with careers, families, and other obligations. That's why our courses are 100% online. You can attend classes and complete your schoolwork on your own schedule, from anywhere.
Choosing to earn your master's degree at CSU-Global is an investment you can count on. Our promise to you is an affordable education with low tuition rates, no out-of-state tuition, and tuition guaranteed not to increase for as long as you are enrolled. Find out more about our affordable college tuition, our exclusive Tuition Guarantee, and our financing options (including military assistance and financial aid programs).
"I feel that my business and leadership experience has added value to the weekly discussions and exchanges of ideas with my classmates. But as importantly, I have learned from them through their diversity of backgrounds and experiences. The learning that comes from sharing ideas with others is one of the most valuable aspects of the online educational format."
- Thomas Sims, M.S. in Organizational Leadership