Commitment to lifelong learning is a quality that employers often seek in candidates. There’s no doubt that the modern marketplace requires consistent upskilling to match the pace of technological change. The challenge is finding people with the vision and leadership to navigate change and uncertainty.
But looking for such visionary leaders might not be necessary. There’s a good chance you’ve already hired them.
Upskilling for the future
It’s highly likely that your current employees are already thinking about how to sharpen their skills and advance in their educations. A Careerbuilder/Harris Survey1 found that over 70% of employees responded that they would participate in educational opportunities if their employer offered them.
Couple that with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report2 showing that jobs requiring Master’s degrees are projected to grow almost 17 percent from 2016-2026, and you can see where your organization’s needs and your workforce’s goals intersect. Continuing education opportunities that include graduate degree programs are a vital piece in helping your employees and your organization flourish and grow in the future.
This is where an educational alliance with Rasmussen University can help. A leader in innovative, online learning, Rasmussen University offers a suite of Master's program for under $15,000.3
All Master’s programs at Rasmussen University feature Empowered Learning™, a competency-based education model that lets students speed through what they already know through their own experience, and slow down to focus on newer material. Choose from:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
- Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
- Master of Public Health (MPH)
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
The power of Master’s-level thinking
When your employees enroll in Master’s-level programs at Rasmussen University, the benefits of their learning can be put to use immediately. You won’t have to wait for your employees to complete the program to see the benefits. Students can incorporate what they’re learning in their courses into the projects and tasks already on their desks.
For example, students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program would gain understanding in areas like organizational leadership, strategic planning, change management, corporate responsibility and sustainability, and business intelligence and analytics.
In the Business Intelligence and Analytics course, they will learn how data and analytics apply to organizational decision making. As they progress through the course, they can integrate these lessons in real time, making data-driven recommendations that help impact your organization.
There’s no question that these types of real-world connections drive employee engagement as well as helping to attract and retain top talent.4
Rasmussen University’s online Master’s programs are flexible and convenient, designed with working professionals in mind. Developed and taught by industry experts, all the Master’s programs allow your employees to learn-by-doing through project-based courses, with curriculum that emphasizes soft skills like communication, critical thinking, digital fluency, information literacy, diversity and teamwork, and ethics and professional responsibility.
To learn more about how an educational alliance with Rasmussen University can support the lifelong learners and visionary leaders in your organization, visit: rasmussen.edu/workforce-solutions.
1 “Survey from CareerBuilder Reveals Half of Employees Feel They Have ‘Just a Job’ Amid Heightened Career Expectations,” https://press.careerbuilder.com/2019-07-23-Survey-from-CareerBuilder-Reveals-Half-of-Employees-Feel-They-Have-Just-a-Job-Amid-Heightened-Career-Expectations [accessed November 2021].
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment outlook for graduate-level occupations,” https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/article/graduate-degree-outlook.htm [accessed November 2021]. Salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries and employment conditions in your area may vary.
3 Tuition for MBA, MHRM, and MHA programs is $205 per credit. Tuition for MPH is $205 per credit and MSN program is $260 per credit; excludes MSN Nurse Practitioner specializations. Students in all programs must maintain continuous enrollment to remain eligible for the tuition pricing of $205/$260 per credit. A student who withdraws and re-enrolls will be required to pay the tuition price offered at the time of their re-enrollment. Students who receive the tuition price of $205 per credit cannot use any additional discounts, grants and/or scholarships. MSN students who receive the tuition price of $260 per credit may be eligible to use additional discounts, grants and/or scholarships. If a student needs to retake one or more courses in the degree program, the total cost of the program will exceed $15,000. MBA, MHRM & MHA Program cost breakdown: $9,840 in tuition + $2,460 in fees = $12,300 in program cost. MSN (excluding Nurse Practitioner specializations) Program cost breakdown: $12,480 in tuition + $2,460 in fees = $14,940 in program cost. MPH Program cost breakdown: $11,480 in tuition + $2,870 in fees = $14,350 in program cost. Program availability varies by campus and state; please see the Rasmussen University Catalog for details.
4 SHRM Foundation Executive Briefing Employee Engagement: Your Competitive Advantage, accessed October 2021, https://www.shrm.org/foundation/ourwork/initiatives/resources-from-past-initiatives/Documents/Employee%20Engagement%20Your%20Competitive%20Advantage.pdf