These days the job market is tough. Even if you are employed, maintaining that position means a constant marketing strategy for yourself. As employers move towards favoring candidates and employees for more specified skills rather than the general “jack of all trades” employee, taking the steps to become a specialist is increasingly more important.
Learn more about AIU's degree program specializations below.
At AIU, students are given an opportunity to specialize in certain areas which can prove to be an important tool in a student’s career. Choosing a specialized degree option like an online Bachelor degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Software Analysis and Development rather than a general IT degree is an option for students to take. Specialization transforms the degree into more focused experience in a particular area.
Once you complete your specialization and earn your degree, AIU’s Career Services can be a great resource to help you understand how your specialization can work in your favor. There are trained staff members who can offer advice on a strategy to help you develop your career around your specialization.
Just think about it. When an employer comes across your resume and MBA is listed under Education, what does that communicate to the employer about you? Of course, there isn’t a negative message communicated, but there also isn’t a message that enforces the notion that your degree makes you a better candidate than the ten other candidates who applied for the same position and also have an MBA.
Why not take your MBA one step further with a specialization—something like an MBA with a specialization in Human Resource Management or a specialization in Marketing? Imagine the volume attached to your already commendable MBA.
With a specialization you can learn additional focused skills that may help you take one step beyond the rest. In the current job market things are tough, and there are no guarantees. Whether you are currently employed or seeking employment, there is someone out there who is interested in your job. Work on keeping your knowledge industry-current with a specialized degree.