Is it necessary to have a master’s degree?

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The rise of competition between employees and the global economic crisis, job hunting has become really hard for a lot of people. Based on studies, it shows that people are always working to equip themselves with the necessary skills to make them competitive enough in the labor market. In the past it was enough to hold a bachelor’s degree but nowadays there has been a rising demand for people holding a master’s degree.

What is a master’s degree?

A master’s degree is the first level of postgraduate studies. In order to apply for a master’s degree, you should have a bachelor’s degree. You should consider your professional needs when choosing a master program.

How many years master studies last in Kosovo?

Master studies in Kosovo last two years except for the faculty of law that lasts one year. The right to apply for a master’s degree have all the students who have finished their bachelor’s degree and they have earned at least 180 ECTS. Those who have finished their bachelor studies with a GPA of 7.5 or higher can register themselves directly into the master studies.

A master’s degree would be a good choice when:

  • You already have a bachelor’s degree;
  • You understand your career path requires a master’s degree;
  • Your salary would raise if you would be equipped with a master’s degree;
  • You want to be competitive in the labor market.

Career perspectives

Many students pursue their master studies with the sole purpose to broaden their career perspectives. Therefore, one of the questions you should ask yourselves before pursuing a master’s degree is: “Is a master’s degree necessary for my career?”. Make sure that in the university that you have chosen, many graduates from that university are successful. You should also be sure that the chosen university will advance your skills and enrich your knowledge necessary for your occupation.

Which occupations offer a higher salary for those who hold a master’s degree?

  • Architectural and Engineering Managers;
  • IT Managers;
  • Computer Network Architects;
  • Marketing Managers;
  • Natural Science Managers;
  • Finance Managers;
  • Developers;
  • Managers;
  • HR Managers;
  • Training Managers.


References:

https://www.geteducated.com/career-center/detail/what-is-a-masters-degree

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/masters-degrees/which-masters-degree-is-right-for-me

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/13/the-20-highest-paying-jobs-that-dont-require-a-masters-degree.html

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