Kickstart your career journey
Early career planning
Career planning at Nexford begins in your first course if you’re taking our BBA or AAS program — where you’ll craft your own personal career ambitions and plan with your dedicated Success Advisor and our Career Development Advisor. Plus, connect with The Global Grid mentors to gain valuable skills to succeed in a remote work environment.
If you’re taking our MBA, your first career planning session will be during your third month learning with us.
Learning and preparing
Learn through real-life industry projects with top companies across various sectors. Engage in projects from today’s world, not yesterday’s — including from Tesla, Beyond Meat and 3M — and receive 24/7 support during your study.
At Nexford, it’s less theory, more skills. Why? We’re here to prepare you for the workplace of the future, not yesterday. By working on current, real-life projects, you’ll have a portfolio to show future employers: giving you a degree that goes beyond just your CV.
Stand out, and flourish. You’ll take short courses on personal branding, and attend personal branding workshops, with the opportunity to book a 1:1 session with our Personal Branding Expert to assess, and grow your own personal brand.
Advanced career planning
Your career success is at the heart of what we do. That’s why, as your program progresses, you’ll receive:
- A session with our dedicated Career Development Advisor to track your growth from when you started — and guide you on your path forwards
- Access to resources and tools to help craft your CV
- Interview preparation: including cover letter practice & application tips
- If you’re taking our MBA, the opportunity to have your degree recognized by CMI (Charted Management Institute)
You can also showcase the skills you gained at Nexford by taking virtual work experience programs that give you a genuine career advantage. Experience real work at Fortune 500 companies including Deloitte and KPMG through Forage — and increase your chances of landing a job at a partner company by 2-5x.
While learning at Nexford you’ll have access to local & global job vacancies through Localized and our other partnering job portals. Dream big, and see where an American degree takes you.
Re-skilling & Up-skilling
After you’ve graduated, as Nexford Alumni you can choose to keep all our support and services for lifelong learning with our Alumni Access service — so that you can continue to upskill throughout your career.
Resources for your career development
Network with Nexford learners and connect with industry experts all on one platform. As a Nexford learner, you’ll get complimentary, unlimited access to Localized, where you can join virtual career fairs with access to job opportunities and a career coach.
IBM Digital Nation Africa
We’ve partnered IBM Africa to make the Digital Nation Africa (DNA) program available to all our African learners at no extra cost. IBM’s DNA program is a digital learning platform that helps the next generation develop skills for new kinds of careers. The program addresses three major gaps: skills, innovation, and jobs.
Dipo Faulkner, IBM Country General Manager, West Africa: ‘We work with key institutions, such as Nexford, to address the impact of digital technology.’
Support your Nexford goals with access to LinkedIn Learning during your program. Explore the learning hub of the globe’s biggest professional networking platform and:
- Choose from over 16,000+ courses
- Show off your skills: earn a certificate when you complete a course
- Tailor your learning based on your experience, goals and LinkedIn profile
The Global Grid
Tap into the knowledge of global business leaders and industry experts. Connect with our mentors to gain valuable skills to succeed in a remote work environment.
MBA recognized by CMI
Nexford is a recognized member of the Chartered Management Institute. CMI is a chartered membership body dedicated to professional managers and leaders. It is the only chartered body in the UK that awards management and leadership qualifications. Nexford's MBA is recognized by CMI.
Currently there are roughly 12,000 Chartered Managers globally, of which 75% reported a pay increase or promotion following their qualification. For the full duration of your MBA program, you can have access to CMI’s online resource portal, mentoring service, career development centre, events, webinars and job search engine.
Showcase the skills you gained at Nexford. Find your career fit. Get access to bite-sized virtual work experience programs that give you a genuine career advantage with Fortune 500 companies including Deloitte and KPMG.
Unlock your international network
After graduating from Nexford, continue to bring yourself lifelong learning opportunities with Alumni Access. Here are the benefits of signing up to Alumni Access:
- LinkedIn Learning: access 16,000+ courses
- Revisit your courses: apply what you’ve learned at work
- NXU Digital Library: over 60 million resources at your fingertips
- Microsoft 365 license: keep working with the tools used by global employers
- IBM Digital Nation Africa: if you’re in Africa, gain digital skills and use IBM’s job portal
All this is available for just $15/month, or $150/year.
"My analytical skills have improved. I got a pay raise at work. I got promoted at work."
Join a global community from 85+ countries
Nexford’s online courses, certificates, and degrees are designed for leaders, not followers. The world is going digital and opportunities are no longer limited by physical borders. Your degree should prepare you for this world, not yesterday’s. It should be fit for purpose, maximize your employability and open up future opportunities.
Our community feedback says it all
of alumni stated they received a positive return on investment
of learners would recommend Nexford
of learners gained valuable work skills