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ImageWith busy lives and other responsibilities, it’s increasingly hard to commit to studying further. But, if you choose to study online, you will be able to undertake your chosen course in your own time while working a full-time job or raising your family in your newly adopted city.

In this article we are going to share five tips that will help you choose the right online course and get your work-life balance in order.

Think About what Interests you the Most

Start your process by making a list of fields of study that interest you the most or that you are particularly good at. By matching your interests to a particular course – for example, if you’re interested in accounting financing and banking, a cfa course in Singapore might be a suitable option for you - will ensure that you will stay engaged throughout its duration, take the time needed to complete your assignments, and look forward to the time you spend studying.

What do You Want Your Future Career to be?

If you are already on your chosen career path, great! Then you can start contacting people – whether your friends, people whom you have networked with or colleagues – who are successful in those relevant roles to speak to them about the skills you will need to excel in that field, as well as look for courses that provide the opportunities you are looking for. Start by looking at course descriptions and then take it from there.

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What is the Cost of the Course?

Studying further is a fantastic investment for your future, but there are costs involved – although not as much as a traditional on-campus course, which is one of the advantages of choosing an online course. To make the financial burden lighter, look into payment plans, ask your place of work if they would pay for it or try to get an education loan from your local bank, if you are worried about cash flow.

The Length of the Course

In order to complete your chosen course, you will need to be mentally prepared to endure the time and effort it will take you. There are options to take a short online course in the relevant field you are interested in, instead of doing a degree which takes longer, which may be a better option for you. You will need to weigh up the pros and cons and pick the one that suits you and your new Singaporean lifestyle better.

Research your Chosen Institution

It’s better to shortlist a selection of institutions you are interested in and who have the course available you want to study. Once you have done that, then you can do more in-depth research into the institution, its background and its reputation. Doing a comparison will ensure you choose the right institution for you that suits your wants and needs, as well as avoids any disappointments that may arise later on in the course.

Regardless of whether you are already settled in to the Singaporean lifestyle, or have decided to further your education while working a full-time job, the above points will help you make the right choices when it comes to furthering your education and choosing the right course for the needs of you or your family.

 
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