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Obehi: Discovering a New Passion with MicroMasters

We are excited to continue to share learner stories from the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program that demonstrate how MicroMasters programs are helping people improve their lives and advance their careers.

Today, Obehi, a learner from Nigeria, explains how the Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program has helped him discover his passion in the field.

Check out other MicroMasters learner stories from Jes, Danaka, and Bill to see how the knowledge they’re gaining is already having a major impact on their careers.

I started by taking the first course in the MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management in February, because I wanted to have fun and learn something new. Upon completing the first two courses, I realized that I had discovered my passion for supply chain management.

I currently work as a Customer Service Manager for a branch of a bank in Nigeria, but my dream job is to work with a top consulting firm that would allow me to apply the skills that I’ve acquired from the MicroMasters program. The knowledge I gained was the connecting link between my current career and where I’ve always aspired to be in the future.

The teaching methodology in the MicroMasters program was what really made me see the value in the materials taught each week. With the MicroMasters model of learning, the learner is able to see the career relevant outcomes of the knowledge they are gaining each week. This focus is highly motivational, as I know that my performance in the MicroMasters courses will directly impact my professional development.

Everything I learn in these courses is helping me to become better equipped to excel in the field of supply chain.

For example, in the courses I have taken so far, I have gained valuable, advanced analytical skills that I’ve been able to apply directly to my current role. I recently developed a model to track employee performance and this has helped me make more strategic and objective decisions as a manager, and has also improved the quality of service that the bank I work for delivers as a whole.

In addition to broadening my professional opportunities, the MicroMasters program has given me hope for a brighter future in the realm of education. The MicroMasters credential with a pathway to credit creates a level playing field for everyone irrespective of their background. Everyone has an opportunity to acquire an advanced credential in Supply Chain Management from one of the best universities in the world, MIT. I call it democratic education.

A credential from a reputable institution like MIT goes a long way when it comes to setting a potential employee apart from the competition. Although these type of credentials are relatively new to employers in Nigeria, I am confident that it just a matter of time before they fully embrace the value of online credentials and I’m excited that I will have the MicroMasters credential on my CV.

The experience is truly amazing, and this is the future of lifelong education. I am definitely not looking back!

Start the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program. Supply Chain Fundamentals, begins January 11 and is open for enrollment today!


María Barba: From Undergrad in Spain to Grad School in Denmark, MicroMasters Goes Where you Go

Maria, a Spanish edX learner pursuing her Master’s in Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, shares  her experience taking MITx’s MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management.

I enrolled in the MicroMasters program while I was finishing my Bachelor’s degree in Spain. I liked the first coumaria1rse and decided that I wanted to complete the whole series. Being able to take the courses online was very important, as I moved to Denmark to attend graduate school after I finished my Bachelor’s. Because of my schedule, I couldn’t have joined a program if it meant that I would have to attend class. Even though I moved from one country to another, I can still continue with MicroMasters, because of the flexibility of the program. I can take the courses from anywhere.

As a graduate student in engineering, studying management from the supply chain perspective has given me a clearer view of what I want to do in the future. In my dream job, I would be working to optimize how things are planned within a company and then introduce a sustainability factor. MicroMasters is giving me the tools and knowledge I need to do both of these things.

The course team works very hard and they really care about the work they are doing. They are dedicated to answering questions and supporting students throughout the course and it really shows. After I complete the MicroMasters program online and my finish my graduate degree in Denmark, I’d like to apply to MIT and complete the Supply Chain Managment Master’s program on campus.

I would definitely recommend the program. I’ve learned so much and everything I’m learning can be applied to a future job. It’s also something good to show on my CV. MicroMasters is giving me the knowledge and credential that I need to prove to future employers that I have the skills necessary to succeed.

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