Career Vision after the Master’s Degree
Career Vision after the Master’s Degree
A master’s degree in business is perceived as a step in the rightdirection regarding career development. It helps one learn how towork smarter which is essential to connecting with employers globallywho look for people with in-depth training and advanced skills notobtained during undergraduate studies. The degree has variousadvantages that tag along it higher salary, greater job security,mastering skills and winning promotions at the workplace. The courseprepares one to be ready for the business industry through its courseframework. The structure contains analytical training in accounting,economics, organizational behavior, statistics, and operationsresearch. Functional skills in financial management, human resourcemanagement, marketing, and operations management. An additionalcourse in business ethics is offered, and the course and finally, athesis is done to complete the course.
My vision in life is to become a business leader who can bringchange in the society and the business industry. My short term goalsinclude graduating with this degree, get a well-paying job at areputable organization and get a part-time job as an instructor in anacademic institution. My long term career goals include partaking adoctorate in a business field, going full time into academia ormanaging a reputable organization/ my business enterprise. Themaster’s degree program will enable me to meet the greater socialgood in the community and the business industry.
Colangelo College of Business at the Grand Canyon University hasthree pillars that is, servant leadership, entrepreneurism, andethics that help in guiding the career paths of students. Thesecomponents are essential for meeting the greater social good of thesociety. The university also has a Christian mission that relates tothe components and is necessary for the spiritual guidance of thecandidates.
Servant leadership is putting the people or the organization aheadof one’s on needs. He/ she works harder than anyone else in thegroup. They also share a vision and provide resources, coaching andan environment that supports their team entirely. The master’sdegree in the University focuses on creating leaders who provideservant leadership. The pillar will help me get the right skills andknowledge in becoming a great servant leader and impact greatersocial good to the society. Servant Leadership has been investigatedacross many contexts, themes, and cultures and it is helpful invarious organizations, and it also improves the lives of followers(Parris & Peachey, 2013). The university in its quest toeducate students from a Christian perspective teaches its candidatesto emulate Jesus regarding servant leadership. According to theBible, anyone who wants to become a leader must first be a servantjust like Jesus. A servant leader should be a steward whose job is toserve others and improve the organization. Such Christian ideals arewhat the university hopes to instill in its student.
The pillar of entrepreneurism provides students with an analyticalmind that looks at the world differently and constantly watch out foropportunities. Every situation is viewed and evaluated for itsbusiness potential. The actualization of an idea is what defines anentrepreneur from other people who claim to have ideas. Thesethoughts do tackle problems in the society or provide a missingservice. Most people target the poor people as a market for theirproducts. In today’s era, we have many regions that inhabit poorpeople. In impacting a greater good for the society, the poor peopleshould be given an opportunity to open and run their businessesrather than being seen as a potential market. This strategy will helperadicate poverty (Bruton, Ketchen, & Ireland, 2013). Theuniversity’s biblical perspectives dictate that the students shouldbe entrepreneurs who observe Christian teachings when solving theproblems present in the society. Entrepreneurial skills in mymaster’s degree will be essential in transforming the society for agreater good.
Ethics are contemporary standards or values that govern the behaviorand actions of an organization or an individual. Business ethics canbe viewed from normative and descriptive approaches. It’sprescriptive regarding career specializations and narrative regardingunderstanding business behavior. It’s advantageous to adopt adescriptive approach based on behavioral sciences when trying tounderstand the value people attach to ethics and how it influencestheir decisions (De Cremer, & Vandekerckhove, 2016). Theuniversity wants to create leaders who are ethical in their dailylives and their careers. GCU’s Ethical Position Statement goal isto provide clarity, alignment and unity across the campus on mattersof ethics and morality. It derives its ethical commitments directlyor indirectly from the Doctrinal statement. The Bible serves as thefinal standard and authority in every matter of faith and also inethics. Ethical considerations in business administration will ensurea just environment for business and as a transformational leader, theknowledge obtained from the course will aid in impacting a greatergood for both the business industry and the society.
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