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Boston gears up to train the next generation of African leaders

Our students of today are our leaders of tomorrow. If this statement is true then what kind of graduate does South Africa need? 

Our students of today are our leaders of tomorrow. If this statement is true then what kind of graduate does South Africa need? Boston City Campus and Business College (Boston) is a leading provider of Business Management training in South Africa. They have now taken up the challenge to further build South Africa with an exciting move into social science qualifications, starting with an innovative Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSci) that includes a range of Boston’s tried and tested business management subjects as electives.

What can you do with a Degree in Social Science?

The short answer is that you can do a lot. Your social science degree prepares you for many careers in many fields. Social science is a powerful academic foundation that provides you with the opportunity to develop skills employers value in employees. These include: oral and written communication, interpersonal, teamwork, technical, analytical, critical thinking, organizational, and problem solving skills.

Remember that your social science major, in and of itself, does not determine your career path. No major subject does — not business, not psychology, not biology. According to Dr Linda Meyer, Dean: Institutional Advancement at Boston, “Your social science degree prepares you for many careers in many fields.”

Social science is a powerful academic foundation that provides you with the opportunity to develop skills employers need. These include: oral and written communication, interpersonal skills, teamwork, technical, analytical and critical thinking, organizational and problem solving skills.

Social sciences improve our everyday experience of life, by helping us to build or create better institutions and systems. This is why British employers, according to Prof James Wilsdon, “are queuing up to hire social science graduates.”
Boston Career Advisors can help you with the process of identifying your preferred skills, interests, and values, and identifying potential careers to explore.

Careers Reported by Social Science Majors

The following list of job titles gives an idea of careers that you can investigate with this degree. It’s important to take note that a B.Soc.Sci is often a degree that will lead to a career path, but may require an additional specific course or additional education, internships, or career-related experience which serve as a prerequisite to some of the careers on this list.

  • Elementary and Middle School Teachers
  • Managers
  • Counsellors – Combine the B.SOc.Sci with HIV Aids counselling
  • Teachers -qualify with a postgraduate certificate in education
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Education Administrators
  • Human Resources Consultants and Managers
  • Recruitment, Selection and training consultants.
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Marketing and Sales Managers
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Human Resources Managers

In general, the workload for a BSocSci is quite intense as there are generally a lot of readings to do for Humanities courses, coupled with many essays, tutorial assignments and a few tests, depending on the subject.

Humanities degrees, unlike professional degrees, do not give you a career title: Chartered Accountant, Engineer or Doctor. Rather, the B.Soc.Sci does equip one with essential skills that are essential in the working world. Humanities degrees give students the tools to learn how to think outside the box, to deal with problems and find solutions as well as being critical and questioning of the world around them.

What makes the Boston BSocSci special? Boston has intentionally created opportunities within the degree for students focussing on psychology, sociology, anthropology and economics to also take business management related subjects. Graduates will not only understand people systems, they will also be able to transfer that directly into good business practice and ethical leadership. This makes them immediately beneficial in the marketplace and society.

In order to train the change agents and influencers that Africa needs, Boston BSocSci develops graduates to think across disciplines to find and implement good solutions to complex problems, helping to build Africa’s businesses and institutions to be both financially and socially prosperous.

Call boston now to secure your place in this degree suited to the fourth industrial revolution. (011) 551 2000. See www.boston.co.za

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