The importance of lifelong learning

Posted by Bayes Business School on 09-Apr-2020 09:00:00

Your learning journey shouldn’t stop when you graduate. 

Lifelong learning gives you the opportunity to continue to build upon and expand your existing knowledge and skillset, as well as to gain new knowledge and skills. Not only does lifelong learning support your continued personal and professional development, it also boosts your employability.

Here are 4 key reasons why lifelong learning is so important:

1. Staying relevant

Today, we live in a globalised society characterised by constant change, whether it's technological, financial or economic.

As industries continually evolve, committing yourself to lifelong learning ensures you have the up-to-date knowledge and skills you need to adapt to any industry changes that may occur, and to remain relevant and resilient in your role. It also ensures you can stay ahead of the game when it comes to your employability.

Staying relevant through lifelong learning will give you the competitive edge you need to excel throughout your career. To support lifelong learning for MBA students and to keep their knowledge and skills relevant, Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) offers its alumni free access to one MBA elective every year – for life:

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2. Keeps you engaged

Multiple research results show that regular cognitive activity can have significantly positive affects on the brain, helping to boost brain health and learning capacity and to prevent cognitive issues later in life.

In addition to keeping your brain engaged, lifelong learning also keeps you engaged and motivated to learn new things and continually expand your knowledge. This can greatly help you to increase your confidence both inside and outside of your workplace.

If you ever find yourself stuck in a job rut, where you aren’t stimulated or motivated, committing to lifelong learning can give you the kickstart you need to further develop your skills and take on new, exciting challenges.

3. Supports your personal development

By constantly learning new things, you challenge yourself to acquire new knowledge and skills and empower yourself to see the world differently.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn something, whether it be a new language, an instrument, or how to trade on the stock exchange, lifelong learning can spark your passion and transform your curiosity into knowledge.

Lifelong learning enables you to expand your knowledge and your global perspectives, boost your creativity, and realise your passions.

4. Boosts your career opportunities

Lifelong learning can make your CV a whole lot more attractive to prospective employers, significantly boosting your career opportunities.

Showing a commitment to lifelong learning demonstrates to your existing or future employer that you have the ability and aptitude to expand your current knowledge and skillset, as well as to acquire new knowledge and skills, making you an asset to any employer.

This can not only mean you’ll be in a far better position to gain that promotion or new role you’ve been looking for, but also to significantly increase your salary.

When you’re equipped with the knowledge and skills you need to take on new career opportunities, Bayes Careers Online can help connect you to exciting new job opportunities from its extensive employer network. The online portal also allows you to access valuable employment resources such as e-learning modules and professional development workshops.

Bayes Business School is committed to the lifelong learning and professional and personal development of its global student community. You can find out more about Bayes' Global MBA and the many benefits you can access in support of your lifelong learning as a Cass Global MBA student:

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