Whilst the saying ‘money doesn’t buy you happiness’ still holds true, a recent research report published by the National Academy of Sciences (US) suggests that being able to use your wealth to free up your time DOES seem to make people happier!

One well-known route to being able to afford more free time is to increase your earnings potential, though developing your skills portfolio and gaining additional qualifications. A variety of government and non-government reports from across the world have shown that qualified individuals earn more than unqualified individuals. What’s more, various research has found that the higher the qualification, the more average earnings increases.

According to the Chartered Management Institute, business, management and leadership qualifications have been shown to be some of the best qualification types for increasing earnings, alongside professional courses such as Accounting.

A 2013 report from the Association of MBAs found that individuals holding good quality MBA qualifications earn very significantly more than average – three times the average salary in the UK for example, at $82,000 per year!

In the Maldives, various organizations and government departments directly link salary to qualification attainment, with other companies also linking promotions to specific levels of qualification. Whilst it’s not essential to be qualified to be a success here, it certainly helps!

At MAPS College we have qualifications in a range of subjects and levels starting every month to help you achieve success. This month, you can apply to join the following courses in September at MAPS College:

Block Mode Courses: these courses give working students more flexibility in attending classes. Instead of attending classes every day, students who are studying under the ‘Block Mode’ will only attend classes a few days a week or month, or during the weekends, depending on their chosen course. Weekends blocks enable those students who are working in resorts and living in islands near to Male’ to attend classes without difficulty.


The quickest and easiest way is via MAPS College Online Registration – it should take you no more than 5 minutes to complete our online application form.


Download and submit the application form to MAPS College reception, located at H. Vaifilaa-age, 1st Floor, Janavaree Magu, Male’.

Before you apply, please check that you have read and fully understand the relevant information on Terms and Conditions for Studying at MAPS College.

Application deadlines vary from course to course, so we recommend you submit your application early.

For more information and course fee click the desired course or contact College on 331 4621 or email info@maps.edu.mv.