Top online masters programs in Kenya

Many apps have been developed to facilitate online study. PHOTO/FILE
Many apps have been developed to facilitate online study. PHOTO/FILE
Online masters degree programs are increasingly gaining popularity in Kenya as more business professionals seek to pursue management positions in their fields.

A masters degree is a postgraduate academic grade. This means that it is mandatory for every individual applying for a masters to have an undergraduate degree.

Pursuing a master’s degree often requires students to complete a thesis or research paper. This makes it difficult for employed people to find time to further their education.

But thanks to the growing acceptance of online masters programmes in Kenya, top-ranked universities are now offering online programs to cater for busy professionals who cannot attend traditional classes.

These include: the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Egerton, Moi University and Strathmore.

Since the classes are available online, students are not required to attend traditional classes. The learners have the freedom to study during their free time – thus enabling busy individuals to pursue higher education while working on a full-time basis.

Some of the most popular online masters degree programmes in Kenya include masters in project management, public health, education, psychology and social work.

Why Pursue Online Masters Degree?
There are many benefits of pursuing a masters degree. These include career advancement, high salary potential, many well-paying job opportunities and of course flexible learning options.

1.) Career advancement – A masters degree is a requirement for management positions in most companies.

2.) Higher salary potential – The higher the position you hold the higher the salary you earn. A masters degree will make you very attractive to many well-paying employers – a very important attribute especially if you are looking to make a big career move.

4.) Flexible learning options – Students are required to study at their convenience, without attending a brick and mortar classrooms. This makes online studies very attractive to busy professionals who want to further their studies without quitting their day jobs.