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Big Economic Impact of International Students on New Zealand

February 21, 2017

With a 50 percent jump in international student spending since 2014, it’s no surprise to learn that international education is New Zealand’s fourth largest export. Learn more about the economics of international students on New Zealand.


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Vietnam sets harder requirements for PhD students

February 17, 2017

Amid harsh public criticism that Vietnam PhDs are too easy to earn, the Ministry of Education and Training has implemented new, tougher standards for all PhD candidates.  Let’s take a closer look.


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What Are the World’s Most Innovative Economies?

February 14, 2017

Bloomberg’s annual roundup of the world’s most innovative economies was released last month. Wondering who came out on top, who fell behind, and who has some catching up to do? Here’s a closer look at the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index.


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Domus Academy

Master in Service Design

February 23, 2017
The Master in Service Design program is meant to foster storytelling and prototyping skills, the problem-solving and business design approach to help students develop innovative service ideas. Through user observation, students will detect unmet user needs and develop compelling scenarios, physical and virtual systems of service experience, working… [+] in close contact with professionals, firms and public-sector organizations. [-]

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Master Industrial Fashion Design

February 22, 2017
Subjects: Fashion illustration. Fashion styling. History of costume. Textile technology. Basic and fancy pattern making. Grading.Tailoring and industrial sewing techniques. Lectra CAD suite.

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Master in Contemporary Art Markets

February 21, 2017
The Master in Contemporary Art Markets is an intensive study path that will give you the artistic vocabulary and expertise to interpret the dynamics and economics of today’s art market. You’ll have the opportunity to network with established industry professionals and to collaborate with internationally acclaimed art galleries, auction houses, art fai… [+]rs, institutions, collections, and art centers. [-]

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Five Differences Between Grad School in the US and Grad Schools in the UK and Australia

February 23, 2017

We often rave over the many reason to study abroad. And they’re all true: From learning a second language to enriching your global perspective, the list of benefits of international studies is l...


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4 Top Emerging Fields for Post-Graduate Studies

February 16, 2017

Soon-to-be cutting edge post grads, listen up: as traditional career trajectories change and shift with the growing needs and interests of a global economy—and its people—so do the fields that require skilled professionals.  Let’s dig deeper and look at four emerging fields fo...>


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Why Sports Management Needs Unique Educational Models

February 14, 2017

Sports management, the business side of the sports industry, requires the same qualities that an Olympic athlete has: commitment, tenacity, drive, a quest for excellence, and the desire to share the passion of the sport with the world.  Let’s take a closer look at one program that offers ...>

Look for Study Possibilities at Universities Around the World

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!

Start the search for your future education by first choosing the degree you are interested in:

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.