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An online masters degree with a career focus can be a valuable asset on your CV, and may be more suitable for some people than a traditional degree. Here are five reasons why:

  1. You can continue working as you study for your online master's degree
  2. Online master's degrees are designed to be flexible, allowing you to carry on working while you study. You can continue earning and continue growing your career too.

  3. You can apply what you learn in your online master's programme straight away in your job
  4. Online master's degrees give working professionals the opportunity to immediately try out new techniques and approaches to deal with real-world problems. As a result, colleagues and managers may very quickly notice an improvement in your performance. Not only that, but by implementing what you learn as you study, you can gain an in-depth understanding of how new concepts and theories work in practice.

  5. Online master's degrees are increasingly accepted by funding providers
  6. As online study become more mainstream, public and private funding bodies are increasingly extending their reach to cover students enrolled in online masters programmes. Payment plans are often available to make these degrees more affordable.

  7. Employers can help to fund online masters studies
  8. By studying online for a master's degree, you can continue in your job. This brings immediate benefits both for you and your employer, putting you in a strong position to ask your employer to help pay for your studies.

  9. A quality online masters degree is worth the investment
  10. By earning your masters degree from an accredited university with an international reputation, you put yourself in the best position to gain recognition from employers. A challenging masters degree with relevant, up-to-date content can help you to excel professionally.

The University of Liverpool offers 100% online masters degrees that are specifically designed for working professionals. The University is in the top 200* of universities worldwide and a member of the Russell Group of research-led UK universities. Its Management School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and a number of fully online master's degrees in Management subjects are available online, including a fully online MBA.


Find out more about fully online masters degrees from the University of Liverpool.

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* The University of Liverpool is consistently ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide in several of the main university league tables: Times Higher Education’s World Rankings 2017-2018 – 177th; QS World University Rankings® 2017-18 – 173rd; Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 – in the top 150.

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