Don’t Be Left Behind!
‘If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.’ (Benjamin Franklin, American statesman, scientist and philosopher). Master of Ceremonies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen good morning. Do you want to be left behind? Do you want to live the rest of your life with many regrets? Well, this is the opportune time to invest in your future today? Come! Let’s join the many Jamaicans who have taken the bold step to upgrade themselves with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). The number of persons graduating from universities with a first and second degree has more than doubled over the last decade. This signifies that the educational standard of the world has risen and it is imperative that we continuously upgrade ourselves in order to remain marketable. Being a mere holder of a bachelor’s degree is not sufficient enough to keep up in this aggressively competitive global labour market. In fact, researchers in the late 1990’s argue that continuing education is becoming less of an option and more of a necessity. Don’t be left behind!
Yes! A MBA degree is expensive and it requires a lot of sacrifice and time, but the benefits of acquiring a MBA far outweighs the shortcomings. Speaking of short; “shortchange your
education now and you may be short of change the rest of your life”. (words of a wise anonymous writer). It has been proven that persons who pursue continuous education initiatives are in a better position to receive promotions, higher salaries, career advancement and better jobs. MBA education is considered a great achievement and it is highly valued and accepted by many reputable companies worldwide. Rickert Allen, Vice-President of Jamaica Employer’s Federation (JEF), argues that many graduates lack critical employability skills even though they possess a...