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Why everyone should go for Masters Degree

A presentation delivered in BarCamp Cyberjaya 2020. https://barcampcyberjaya.org on the topic of importance of Master's (PostGraduate) Degrees

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Why everyone should go for Masters Degree

  1. 1. WHY EVERYONE SHOULD GO FOR MASTERS DEGREE BARCAMP CYBERJAYA 2020
  2. 2. HUSSAIN MANSOOR Lead Systems Engineer (REA Group / iProperty.com.my) BS (Computer Sciences) – 2011 MS (Software Engineering) – 2020 @husynraj
  3. 3. DEGREE • Formal • Expensive • Time constraint • Team effort • Title is timeless EXPERIENCE • Informal • Depends (Certification, Trainings) • Time /~ Efforts • Skills are short-term QUANDARY
  4. 4. THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
  5. 5. THE GOLDEN CIRCLE How Some organizations know HOW they do it. These are the things that make them special or set them apart from their competition. What Every organization on the planet knows WHAT they do. These are products they sell or the services they offer. Why Very few organizations know WHY they do what they do. WHY is not about making money. That’s a result. It’s a purpose, cause or belief. It’s the very reason your organization exists.
  6. 6. MOTIVATIONS? • As Students • Not getting a better job | Better job prospects • Want to “learn” further | Finish until PhD | External pressure • Continue in Research • As Professionals • Better remuneration • Promotion • Switch career ladder | Cross expertise promotion
  7. 7. MOTIVATIONS? • Utter Requirement • Research career in organizations • Specialist in highly regulated professions (medical) • Educationalist • Limited public knowledge (aeronautics, nuclear physicist)
  8. 8. MOTIVATIONS? • Indirect benefits • Points towards immigration • Edge advantage in resume • Lingo of the trade • Historic reasons / decisions of the field • Communication • LEARN!
  9. 9. HOW PART • Better Universities ~ knowledge • Do what you love • Decide on type of Masters (Research vs Coursework)
  10. 10. WHAT TO DO IN MASTERS • Explore, go beyond • Make relationships • Understand the “why” part from teachers • Learn the dedication, commitment and sheer focus required to complete it gracefully
  11. 11. FINAL THOUGHTS • Is it compulsory to succeed? • Will it be beneficial at the end? • Everyone can do Masters? • Think why PhDs join google when google doesn’t require graduation!

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