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Why are German Students Becoming More Mobile?

June 28, 2016

Germany is climbing the charts as a destination for international students, but Germany's interest in international education isn't a one-way street. German students are increasingly mobile, and new data shows that outbound German students are keeping pace with incoming students from abroad. Let's t…


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What Does Brexit Mean for Education Funding in the UK?

June 24, 2016

With the count in and the UK set to leave the EU, the implications of Brexit remain uncertain. One area likely to take a significant hit? Research funding from EU sources. Let’s take a closer look at the study, along with how losing this support may affect everything from jobs to economic grow…


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Chile to Support Technology Transfer Hubs with $19 Million

June 21, 2016

We have some big technology news from Chile. Last month the Chilean government announced the foundation of three new technology transfer hubs aimed at bringing Chile's research and development capabilities into the global spotlight. These hubs will unite the potential of numerous universities, cente…


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International University of Catalonia

Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and Private Equity

June 28, 2016
This Master’s degree will provide you with the knowledge and experience you require to promote entrepreneurship, with a special emphasis on funding as the key issue. Within the current macroeconomic context, given the lack of existing credit, venture capital industries and private equity companies are increasingly becoming a funding alternative in t… [+]heir own right for companies. [-]

Institut Africain de Management

Master of International Business (MIB)

June 27, 2016
Earn your Master degree in Dakar – one of West Africa’s biggest port cities, and be in the center of this regional hub of diplomacy, economics, and international trade. The IAM Master of International Business (MIB) is a unique hybrid of a degree in business and international affairs to prepare future decision makers for their role in international org… [+]anizations. Designed to cultivate a global mindset necessary for an international management career, the MIB is entirely taught in English. [-]

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)

MPhil in Futures Studies

June 27, 2016
USB’s internationally accredited MPhil in Futures Studies builds on the School’s Postgraduate Diploma in Futures Studies to deepen your understanding of futures concepts and futures tools. As such, it is aimed at anyone who wants to bring about a more desirable future. It is also aimed at turning you into a professional futurist. This qualification wil… [+]l therefore equip decision makers and strategic planners with essential skills to make strategic long-term decisions so that they can deal with rapid and complex changes both locally and internationally. This is the only MPhil degree of its kind in Africa. [-]

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Six Best Spots for Tourism Studies

June 23, 2016

Few people can spend all of their time traveling. Why not? Because earning a living has to enter the picture at some point. But following your wanderlust and having a job don’t have to be mutual...


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Five Reasons STEM Students Should Study Humanities

June 16, 2016

If you're studying a STEM subject, you might feel that your university's humanities requirements are irrelevant and unnecessary. Why read Shakespeare when you're studying science or learn about politics if your a physics major? While the humanities and STEM subjects may seem completely unrelated, th...>


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Are You Making the Most of Your Textbook Reading?

June 9, 2016

The typical college student reads at a rate of 450 words per minute, according to the results of a speed-reading study by Staples. The world speed reading champion? 4,700. That’s more than ten times as many words in a single minute! The value of closing this gap becomes very clear when you fac...>

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Masterstudies helps universities and students find each other online! On our pages you can easily choose between more than 30,000 study programs offered by leading universities and business schools in more than 70 countries. Compare programs, find scholarships and save time by contacting universities directly!

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a graduate degree that prepares students for advancement in a variety of business settings, from entrepreneurship and small business to international corporations. Both business students and other professionals planning to move into management or leadership positions will benefit from taking an MBA. Core courses focus on finance, human resources, management, business law and ethics and, while some MBA programs are general in nature, others specialize in areas such as finance, hospitality, international business or aviation. Many schools offer part-time studies, online courses or distance learning. Graduates of MBA programs typically command higher salaries and move more quickly into management positions in all types of industries.

Executive MBA (EMBA) is a masters degree in business intended for experienced mid- and senior-level professionals. EMBA programs provide students with the specific knowledge and tools they need to advance their careers, whether in their current industry or another. EMBA students include everyone from engineers to entrepreneurs, and each brings a unique perspective to the classroom. EMBA programs usually allow students to continue working full time while they study, and some employers may even assist with tuition. EMBA courses provide a strong foundation in disciplines such as finance, marketing and accounting, while focusing on leadership training and specialized topics such as strategic thinking and globalization. EMBA programs are perfect for professionals who want to advance their education and career without taking significant time away from work, and EMBA graduates are highly sought after for executive-level positions.

Masters degree is a postgraduate degree that provides students with the next level of specialized knowledge in a particular academic discipline. Master degrees are available in nearly every academic discipline, from aeronautical engineering to zoology. In addition to traditional full-time studies, many master’s programs are offered part-time, online or as distance learning programs. Most master degrees are awarded as either a Master of Art (MA) or a Master of Science (MSc) but some institutions offer specialized degrees as well, such as Master of Engineering (MEng). Anyone interested in gaining additional expertise in their profession will benefit from taking a masters degree, as academic coursework can often help fill gaps in specialized knowledge that can take many years of workforce experience to gain. Students with master’s degrees often have an advantage as they progress in their careers, since the degree indicates a commitment to their chosen profession. A masters degree is also often a stepping-stone to additional studies at the doctoral level.

LLM is a Master of Laws degree recognized throughout the world. The degree usually takes about a year to complete and studies are focused in one area of law such as environmental law or international law. In most countries, students must already have a law degree to be eligible for an LLM program, as obtaining an LLM by itself does not qualify one to practice law. Law firms that specialize in certain areas or have an international client base often seek graduates of LLM programs because they already have the skills needed to practice law in a given environment.

PhD, or Doctor of Philosophy, is the highest degree awarded and indicates that a person has reached the top of their profession academically. A PhD can be obtained in just about any academic discipline and usually requires significant research and a dissertation on an original and highly specialized topic. Most PhD programs require at least some in-residence studies and can take several years. Many PhD students study full time, but part time, online and distance learning programs are increasingly available. Many international programs are now taught in English as well. Although traditionally graduates with PhDs have pursued academic or research careers, many are now highly sought after by businesses for their specialized knowledge, especially industries that rely heavily on engineering and technical skills.

Specialized courses are available for those interested in lifelong learning or wanting to expand their knowledge in a particular area without pursuing a degree. Courses include individual short courses on specialized topics and certificate programs that usually require only 2-4 courses to complete. Courses usually focus on practical application so students can put their knowledge to work immediately. Although many courses are taught in residence, others are also available online or via distance learning. Short courses taught in residence are normally compressed into a short period, typically 1-2 weeks, while online courses can often be completed at a student's own pace. Regardless of the delivery technique, these courses offer a quick way to learn about a new topic or to update rusty skills. As both students and employers benefit from short courses and certificates, many students may find their employers willing to help with tuition.

Universities, colleges, business schools and technical institutes are available all over the world for postgraduate studies in every academic discipline imaginable. Although most postgraduate programs are taught in the native language where an institution is located, many postgraduate programs are now offered in English and other popular languages making it easier for students to study abroad. Studying abroad allows students to select the best programs in their academic discipline, exposes them to new languages and cultures, and provides valuable experience for those seeking employment in multinational corporations.