HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS FOR STUDENTS AND UNIVERSITIES

  • Central Asia on the Watch: The Rise of International Higher Education

    Oct 17, 2014 Central Asia

    While much has been said recently about East Asia’s rising star, Central Asia is not often at the forefront of discussions about higher education. However, despite a thrust into economic, political and social uncertainty with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the region is characterized by a...

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  • Why We Need More Than MOOCs According to Bill Gates

    Oct 14, 2014 Online Studies

    There’s a lot of buzz about MOOCs these days, and with good reason: they offer unprecedented access to learning opportunities for many people who might otherwise miss out. However, the Massive Open Online Courses -- at least not in their current incarnation -- aren’t a cure-all for the comprehensive ills of the contemporary ... Read more

  • New Thinking in Finance: How Business Schools Innovate

    Oct 10, 2014 Finance

    The world has changed drastically since the financial crisis of 2008, and not just in terms of depleted bank accounts and diminished trust in the financial sector. While it’s easy to dwell on the downsides of the crash, the recovery process has yielded an unexpected consequence: consumers have new expectations for a financial sect... Read more

  • Top 7 Reasons to Take a Degree in a Foreign Language

    Oct 8, 2014 Languages

    Whether academic, aspirational or a combination of factors, there is a multitude of reasons why you may be considering learning a new language or taking a degree in a foreign language. From introductory coursework to advanced degrees, schools and universities all over the world offer language studies which can help transform your dream ... Read more

  • The New Erasmus+ Report: Why You Should Study Abroad

    Oct 3, 2014 Study Abroad

    Erasmus has changed the lives of millions of people from all over the world through its popular international exchange programs. Now the organization is poised to impact even more students with the debut of its most innovative program yet: Erasmus+. In a press conference held earlier this week at the Cité Universitaire Internatio... Read more

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MBA

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a highly popular postgraduate degree for business students globally.

EMBA

EMBA is a postgraduate degree in business, designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their education and career.

Masters Degree

A Masters degree is a postgraduate degree, and in many countries it is divided into Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MSc).

Law Studies

Law studies are undergraduate (LLB) and graduate programs (LLM, MBA, PhD, Juris Doctor) offered by law schools or by law faculties in universities.

PhD

A PhD, or doctoral degree, is an academic degree awarded by universities after completing extensive research in a specific field of study.

Courses

Numerous courses, such as short courses, distance learning courses and business courses, are offered by leading universities worldwide.

Universities & Colleges

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GMAT

The GMAT Test is the test to take if you are looking to study business. GMAT is the preferred test among business and MBA students worldwide and schools prefer it because they have been using it for 60 years. The GMAT Test and the preparation for it directly relates to your performance in the business school classroom. The GMAT measures the skills you need and gives you the tools to succeed.

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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.

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