Value of an RA qualification in continuous professional development and career progression
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McDermott, Olivia, Barrow, Deirdre, & Butler, Mary. (2021). Value of an RA qualification in continuous professional development and career progression. Regulatory Focus.
Continuous professional development (CPD) is important for employee personal development and is of strategic value for organizations. Having qualified and knowledgeable personnel can help deploy strategy and yield competitive advantage in the marketplace. This article presents the results of a qualitative and quantitative study on the progression and experiences of industry-based graduates who completed a masters in regulatory affairs. The results demonstrate that regulatory knowledge and qualifications are an advantage and of value in both personal and professional development. From a human capital investments perspective, there are wider benefits to employers and sponsoring organizations in terms of return on investment and attainment of new skillsets and competencies.