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More University-Industry Collaborations Underway in Malaysia?

January 13, 2017

With preparing workforce-ready students a major priority for the world’s universities, Malaysia’s Higher Education Ministry is taking innovative steps to boost graduate employability.  Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh recently announced plans to “redesign the sector” thro…


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Australia Puts $3.9 Million Towards Women In STEM

January 10, 2017

With women vastly underrepresented in STEM in Australia, the Australian government recently awarded $3.9 million to universities and organizations that will focus on projects that encourage women and girls to get more involved in STEM studies—and careers.  Let’s take a closer look.&…


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UK to Get Critical Boost in Research Spending

January 6, 2017

Last month the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his Autumn Statement to Parliament, during which he announced the addition of an extra £2 billion (US$2.5 billion) per year for research and development funding through 2020-21. Here’s a closer look at how the money will be …


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Novosibirsk State University

Big Data Analytics

January 16, 2017
The innovative project-oriented training in Data Science led by the minds that envision and hands that shape the future of Big Data World. Your diploma will read Master of Science. Only because our "Wizard" degree is not yet official.

Brawijaya University

Master in Agricultural Engineering

January 14, 2017
Agricultural Engineering became an educational center of international standards and plays an active role in the development of science through research and community service.

University of Tartu

Master in International Law and Human Rights

January 13, 2017
The programme provides comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice of international law and human rights.

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Why an Accelerated Degree Can Save You Time (and Money)

January 12, 2017

It’s hard to argue that the cost of higher education isn’t exorbitant. One lesser-known pathway worth exploring for students looking to save both time and money? An accelerated degree...


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Reading the Road Less Traveled: A Global Journey

January 5, 2017

Resolved to step outside your comfort zone this year?  Pick up a book.  Take the road less traveled and join us on our global literary journey.  Who knows?  Maybe you’ll find an author who speaks to you—half a world away. >


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The Prickly Politics of Christmas

December 24, 2016

Hop up into Santa’s sleigh for the ride of your life. Let’s take a closer look at Christmas through history—brace yourself for controversy and cataclysm.  Don’t forget your Santa hat!  On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner, on Blitzen! >

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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.