MBA Qualification Empowers Graduates for Success
For Master of Business Administration (MBA) cum laude graduates, Mr Navin Maharaj and Ms Sumeshnee Naidoo, the learning experience gained through completing the qualification has not only resulted in their personal development but has also refined their strategic skills which are crucial for career growth.
A Senior Developer at Derivco, a leading software development company, Maharaj aims to use the findings of his research titled: “The Graduate Employability of ICT Graduates, to address the skills shortage problem in the software development sector”.
‘I am passionate about sharing knowledge and felt that the perceived skills shortage in the sector needed investigation,’ said Maharaj.
He added that the research findings revealed that a lack of collaboration between government and industry was the root cause of the problem.
‘The main criteria for selection of the companies to participate in the study was that they have a graduate programme so that the responsible individuals within the companies had first-hand experience in dealing with the graduates. The study revealed that graduates were not job ready and pointed to this lack of collaboration as being a major contributing factor to graduates not being adequately prepared for the job,’ he said.
As the TPN Dispensing Pharmacist/ Deputy RP at international pharmaceutical company Fresenius-Kabi Naidoo says the qualification gives her a competitive advantage over her peers.
‘OSD in the public sector has been the area of focus in most literature but the impact of this strategy in the private pharmaceutical sector in terms of retaining pharmacists has not been fully assessed. The research thus aimed to identify the affect that OSD has had on retaining pharmacists in the private sector and to make recommendations to enhance retention within this sector,’ said Naidoo.
‘Findings revealed that OSD is indeed changing pharmacists perceptions about the public pharmaceutical sector and their ability to work within it, thus impacting the private sectors ability to retain pharmacists. I thus aim to utilise the findings to provide insight on enhancing retention within the private pharmaceutical sector (something I am passionate about and simultaneously help to decrease the number of skilled workers migrating,’ she added.