More pursuing masters degrees to gain job-market edge

More Malaysians are pursuing masters degrees in public and private learning institutions, with some juggling work and studies at the same time to gain an extra edge in education in view of today’s tough job market, writes Yuen Meikeng for The Star.

There has been a 14.8% increase in students earning masters degrees in various fields between 2014 and 2015, based on data from the Higher Education Ministry. In 2014, a total of 16,748 students graduated with a masters degree. The number then rose to 19,229 the next year.

At first glance, this trend appears to augur well with a recent survey which found that nine out of 10 employers plan to hire someone with a Master of Business Administration or MBA. About 86% of companies around the world had such plans this year, up from 79% last year, says the survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council, a global, non-profit association of 220 leading graduate business schools.
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