Obehi: Discovering a New Passion through a MicroMasters® program

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 program 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!


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