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The Benefits of a Masters

A Master degree program is an opportunity to further advance your education. Many people complete a post-high school curriculum that meets the bachelor's degree level. At this point, many students enter the workforce and begin working in the career they've selected during their bachelor's degree. However, there's more to learn and that's where the Master comes into play. When making the decision to enroll in a Master program, students must consider their overall goals. One of the key benefits to a Masters degree is that the student is able to learn at a higher level and on more advanced subjects. As a result, the individual is then able to apply for higher levels of employment, earn more in their position, or even work in more advanced fields. Often, employers encourage employees to work towards a Masters as it shows the student is dedicated to his or her field.

How Long Is a Masters Program?

Every program is slightly different in terms of duration. Generally speaking most individuals can complete a master's degree program in 18 to 24 months. However, many others attend just part time, which can mean going for a longer period but with fewer classes taken every few months. For some fields, such as advanced healthcare and law, it is common for these degree programs to take up to 36 months, as a full time student.

When choosing a university for a Masters program, the curriculum will outline the specific courses required. It's important to note, though, that most programs allow for some customization to ensure that the student is able to get the education he or she needs to truly fulfill his or her desired learning.

Types of Masters Programs Available

The Masters programs available range significantly, mainly because virtually all types of bachelor's degrees can continue with additional coursework to complete the Master. This includes areas such as:

  • Business Management, including focuses on financials, human resource, and marketing
  • Engineering and technology
  • Law and regulations
  • Biological and medical
  • Social sciences
  • Arts and humanities

Many universities offer a Master that will allow the student to focus on his or her desired area of study. If you are looking for such a program and cannot find it at one university, another one will likely offer it.

Costs

The cost of a Masters program will differ significantly from one school and region to another. Universities tend to charge students more for these more advanced courses than for bachelor's degrees. However, this is due to the more advanced knowledge, higher levels of technology needed, and more advanced teaching methods. As a result, global costs for a Masters program may be very affordable to very expensive.

Individuals interested in enrolling in a Master degree will want to ensure first that he or she has all required degrees. Then, it is possible to find a program designed specifically for the area of study he or she wishes to explore to further a career. Read more about Masters programs here.

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Master of Finance

Hult International Business School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA Boston San Francisco United Kingdom London United Arab Emirates Dubai China Shanghai New York Cambridge + 9 more

Hult’s one-year Master of Finance equips you with the foundation necessary to tackle the complex world of corporate financial management. Learn both the language of business and the tactical financial skills needed to make an impact in corporate finance and accounting. [+]

Master 2017. Pursue a career in corporate finance and make an impact within a multinational company. Hult’s one-year Master of Finance equips you with the foundation necessary to tackle the complex world of corporate financial management. Learn both the language of business and the tactical financial skills needed to make an impact in corporate finance and accounting. Locations Start your program in Boston and have the option to rotate to up to two other Hult campuses for your electives as part of our Global Campus Rotation. Your Master of Finance at a glance Who is this program for? Candidates who have recently graduated from university or college, as well as individuals with up to three years of work experience who want to launch a career within the finance function of multinational companies. What you’ll learn Smart financial management decisions maximize shareholder and company value and limit risk. The role of the CFO and the company’s finance team is to optimize financial performance. They do this by looking for ways to fund investments, free up capital, and decrease costs. By understanding the nuts and bolts of the business and what drives the numbers, they also advise on which activities drive profitable growth. The Master of Finance degree is designed to give students this breadth of insight. Why Hult? At Hult’s Boston campus, you’ll be living among some of the brightest minds in the fields of accounting, investment management, and consulting with companies like PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte, Fidelity, State... [-]

Master in International Tourism Management

The Ostelea - School of Tourism and Hospitality International
Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Madrid Barcelona

The Master in International Tourism Management, majoring in Management of International Tourism Destinations, is designed to equip professionals and executives to lead global business projects in the tourism sector. [+]

Master in International Tourism Management The Master in International Tourism Management, majoring in Management of International Tourism Destinations, is designed to equip professionals and executives to lead global business projects in the tourism sector. Reasons to take the Master: The spanish version of this master is ranked among the best 100 masters in the world in the Tourism & Hospitality category, according to the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking Worldwide 2015-2016. The spanish version of this master is the third best Master in Spain. Ostelea is an affiliated member of the World Tourism Organization (WTO). Membership of the WTO guarantees the academic quality of the program. Ostelea is a member of the Asociación Española de Profesionales del Tourism (AEPT – Spanish Association of Tourism Professionals). Professional internships in companies and institutions related to the sector. Participation in sector trade fair: Students from the October session attend the Fitur trade fair (Madrid), considered to be the second most important tourism fair in the world. International faculty: Some of the contents on certain courses will be taught by lecturers from Ostelea’s partner universities and business schools. Objectives The Master in International Tourism Management will give you the following benefits: INSIGHT INTO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY Building a firm knowledge base in the tourism industry from an international perspective and always with an executive approach. GLOBAL VISION Training directors equipped to manage tourism companies and who are able to achieve the expected results at a global level. DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIC PLANS Learning the key factors... [-]

Grenoble Master in International Business (MIB)

De Broc School of Business
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

This high ranking programme focuses on relevant and up-to date core management skills and it should be noted that the in-company learning plays a pivotal role in this master’s degree. [+]

Master 2017. Grenoble Master in International Business (MIB) This high ranking programme focuses on relevant and up-to date core management skills and it should be noted that the in-company learning plays a pivotal role in this master’s degree. The Master in International Business (MIB) has been ranked 13th worldwide in the 2016 Financial Times Masters in Management ranking. The programme is designed and awarded by the Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) and is delivered at De Broc School of Business in Central London. Course Requirements Strong undergraduate degree from a recognised university (assessed by GEM admission board) English Proficiency: TOEFL – IBT: 94 (minimum of 22 in each band) IELTS – 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all areas) Cambridge Proficiency Exam: A, B, C Pearson Test of English (PTE) – minimum of 63 Duration 24 months (12 months campus) [-]

Master In Marketing, Tourism Marketing And Revenue Management

School of Tourism and Hospitality - The OSTELEA
Campus Part time October 2017 Spain Barcelona Madrid

The Master in Marketing, Tourism Marketing and Revenue Management is the only master in Spain that meets the following two points. Currently there is no other school that trains college students with executives of the sector and to do so with the same tools used by most companies. All courses have a completely practical development and professionalization focused on student [+]

Master in Marketing, Tourism Marketing and Revenue Management The tourism sector in general and the hotel in particular are experiencing a rapid transformation in the area of ​​marketing, distribution and sales. The mastery of new online tools are key to manage the hotels. The high competitiveness of this environment requires the figure of the Director of Ecommerce and the Director of Revenue Management as key positions within the current hospitality industry. The Master in Marketing, Tourism Marketing and Revenue Management is the only master in Spain that meets the following two points. Currently there is no other school that trains college students with executives of the sector and to do so with the same tools used by most companies. All courses have a completely practical development and professionalization focused on student Why study the Master: All teachers are industry executives know firsthand the reality of the sector and its classes are fully professionalizing. Gamification: The subject of Revenue Management is taught through a simulation system Business Game. In order for the student to practice conducting the business of a hotel and working with peers in identical situations that occur in a real setting. Optional Google Certification: Students who wish can get certified in GoogleAds free program and additional way. fully in line with the current needs of hotel industry program. fully professionalizing and practical vision: The program is aimed at acquiring applied skills eminently through deepening tools and situations posed by a teacher from the sector with support from real... [-]

Masters In Marketing Research

OBS Business School
Campus Full time Part time 12 months May 2017 Spain Barcelona Madrid + 2 more

With a Masters in Marketing Research and Analysis OBS Customers will learn to develop and manage information; research to understand and learn to meet. Learn the techniques of collecting and analyzing marketing information to identify market segments. During the Master in Marketing Research is also conducted various online meetings with ... [+]

Master 2017. Masters in Marketing Research In the information society in which we live, development and proper use of quality information may represent the key competitive advantage over our competitors. We need to understand how they influence the social, cultural and psychological characteristics of our consumers in their decision-making and purchasing behavior. The ultimate goal of the management and use of information should be aligned with the maxim of marketing meet and satisfy the needs and wishes of users and consumers. This involves having a thorough knowledge about their behavior, their motivations, what kind of influences are subject, preferences and perceptions. With the Masters in Marketing Research and Customer Analysis OBS will learn how to develop and manage information; research to understand and learn to meet. Learn the techniques of collecting and analyzing marketing information to identify market segments. During the Master in Marketing Research is also conducted various online meetings with senior executives, who will present experiences in designing and managing research projects in marketing and webinars with tool vendors in the industry. Professional outings Some of the career options you can choose to, among others, are: Research Director Director of consumer insights Project manager, account executive Market analyst at research firms Account planning in advertising agencies strategic planning in large firms Brand management in large corporations Marketing management in media companies and advertising Consumer insights analyst Analysis strategies Research consultant Objectives of the Master in Marketing Research and Customer Analysis What goals are going to get? Understanding the... [-]

Master of Management (MAM) in Sustainable Tourism

Sustainability Management School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years Switzerland Gland

The aim of the Master in Management with a track in Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas or Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education for anyone aspiring to obtain a senior management position or an international business career in the tourism sector or become a specialist in protected areas management. [+]

The aim of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master in Management with a track in Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas or Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education for anyone aspiring to obtain a senior management position or an international business career in the tourism sector or become a specialist in protected areas management. This Master Program is designed to improve managerial and entrepreneurial skills through tackling sustainability challenges while leading tourist facilities and managing protected areas. Program Organization: Length: 3 terms (full-time program) or 6 terms (part-time program). Content: 9 core modules, 5 major courses including a project in collaboration with our local and international partners and a final capstone course. Small classes. Upon request, individual lectures. Starting Dates: January, April and September. Requirements for the Master’s Programs: Official certified transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor or Master Studies, with certified translation if not originally in English. TOEFL (minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or IELTS (minimum score of 5.5), or other Standardized English Placement Exams. Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School. Copy of Passport or ID. Graduate Program Costs Non-refundable application fee - 200 CHF for EU/500 CHF for Non-European. 1-year program costs: 35,950 CHF (OPTIONAL second year with internship, an additional 7,600 CHF) Expenses & Materials - 450 CHF SUMAS does not currently offer any scholarship programs or grants. Career Opportunities This program will prepare students for a wide range... [-]

Online Master in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Creighton University Online
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 - 24 months September 2017 USA Omaha

Creighton University’s Online Masters in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution develops strong leaders across a variety of industries that can systematically break down problems, mediate different points of view, and collaborate towards innovative solutions. [+]

Master 2017. Creighton University’s Online Masters in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution develops strong leaders across a variety of industries that can systematically break down problems, mediate different points of view, and collaborate towards innovative solutions. The program is offered by the Werner Institute at Creighton University School of Law, ranked by The Princeton Review in its Best 169 Law Schools (2015). Concentrations Organizational Collaboration and Conflict Management International Negotiations and Conflict Resolution Health Care Collaboration and Dispute Resolution The flexible program enables students to complete their degree completely online in 18-24 months. The program also includes two 5-day residencies at Creighton’s campus in Omaha, Nebraska giving students an opportunity to practice their skills in role-playing simulations and group exercises. Students also complete a practicum experience in a professional or organizational setting that you choose. Partnership with Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Creighton students and recent graduates receive ACR membership for $50 per year, a tuition break of $200 per semester, as well as other discounts towards publications and conferences. [-]

Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media

Bologna Business School
Campus Full time 12 months December 2017 Italy Bologna

The Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media is a full-time program taught entirely in English, which aim to prepare graduates from any discipline to manage the methods and techniques of both traditional and digital media in an industry currently undergoing a continuous revolution. Alumni of this Master have a placement rate of 96% within 6 months. [+]

The Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media is a full-time program taught entirely in English, which aim to prepare graduates from any discipline to manage the methods and techniques of both traditional and digital media in an industry currently undergoing a continuous revolution. Alumni of this Master have a placement rate of 96% within 6 months. Through the expansion of mobile devices every day, more and more people around the world connect across social media: Twitter has 320 million active monthly users, Instagram 400 million, Google+ 540 millions, YouTube 1 billion and Facebook 1.6 billion. What we are witnessing is more than a technological revolution, it is a deep socio-cultural transformation. Companies all over the world over are constantly increasing the amount they invest in their online advertising channels to improve their relationship with the consumers and the business community. Together with our partners IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau), Yoox Net-A-Porter Group, The Boston Consulting Group, Google, GroupM, IBM and WPP, this master’s degree provides students with the qualifications and skills to start a managerial or consultancy career in the field of digital communications. This international program, with students from all over the world and a Faculty composed by professors, managers and entrepreneurs, takes place within the unique atmosphere of a 16th century villa on the hills surrounding Bologna. Thanks to project works, company projects and master lectures, students get in touch with the key concepts of the digital era: participating, creating and sharing content. At the end of the... [-]

Grenoble Master in International Business (MIB)

GISMA Business School
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Germany Berlin

The Grenoble MIB programme uses an international perspective to approach the key concepts and skills of successful management. The programme examines the most fundamental concepts in international business including marketing, accounting, business law, and strategic management. [+]

Master 2017. Grenoble Master in International Business (MIB) The Grenoble MIB programme uses an international perspective to approach the key concepts and skills of successful management. The programme examines the most fundamental concepts in international business including marketing, accounting, business law, and strategic management. You'll develop both the academic excellence and practical hands-on skills you need to succeed.The first year will cover the essential topics of international businesses, while the second year is devoted to your Final Management Project (FMP). Early bird discount: up to 20% off if you book before the end of May 2017. *Free German classes for international students (Only level 1) Course Requirements 2:1 undergraduate degree from a recognised university Work experience is not a requirement GMAT is not required for this programme English proficiency options TOEFL 94 (22 minimum in each component) IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum in each component) PTE 63 (51 minimum in each component) Cambridge Proficiency Exam: A, B, C Duration 24 months (12 months campus) - 1 academic year (9 months full-time) + Final Management Project (FMP) The FMP can be completed remotely, from anywhere in the world. [-]

Master - Management Science

Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Rēzekne

The studies promote the competences needed in management and in developing business [+]

Master study program “Management Science” The studies promote the competences needed in management and in developing business operations of small and medium-sized companies, especially their international business activities. New strategic thinking, new business concepts, excellent networking and leadership skills are in high demand in the global business environment. The education also promotes international networking and close cooperation with Rezekne Special Economic Zone. Advanced professional studies include e.g. strategic marketing management as well as change management. Visiting professors from partner universities will be involved as teachers and advisors in the program. Students have an opportunity to participate in Erasmus mobility for studies and traineeship. The language of instruction is English. Qualification awarded: Master of Social Sciences in Management Admission requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Economics or Social sciences Duration of studies: 2 years of part-time studies. The study program consists of 2 parts: - Part A – compulsory courses (general) - Part B – elective courses (specialization) - Part C – selective courses To complete the study program a student has to acquire 80 KP credits (120 ECTS) Access to further studies: Doctoral Studies Final test: Master’s thesis Study fee: 1740 EUR per year [-]

Associate of Science in Physical Sciences and Pre-Engineering

Valley Forge Military College
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Wayne

The Associate of Science in Physical Sciences and Pre-Engineering program provides students with a solid foundation in the scientific method and knowledge of the principles that govern the workings of the physical world. [+]

Master 2017. The Associate of Science in Physical Sciences and Pre- Engineering program provides students with a solid foundation in the scientific method and knowledge of the principles that govern the workings of the physical world. Students in this program can choose one of two tracks based on their interest: research in Physics, Bio-Physics, Geophysics, Industrial Tech, or Pre-Engineering. The pre-engineering track is structured for those students planning to transfer into an engineering program and requires students to take specific courses in calculus and engineering statics. Programs of Study Our military tradition benefits all students: those who go on to officer training and those who choose to pursue other paths. A study by Korn/Ferry International shows that the leadership skills learned in military training enhance success in corporate life – which may be why many of our graduates go on to captain their own businesses. Whatever your goal, VFMC has academic programs that will help you get there. The Academic Program at VFMC leads to an Associate of Arts, an Associate of Science, or an Associate in Business Administration degree. The strong core curriculum, developed on the basis of careful analysis of the general education requirements of competitive colleges and universities, is the heart of the degree programs. Together with the courses require in the academic fields of study, the core programs provide the foundation for successful transfer to a four-year college and long-term academic success. [-]

Master in Nonprofit Administration

The University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business
Campus Part time 14 - 50 months September 2017 USA Notre Dame

The Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) degree in the Mendoza College of Business delivers an education that in 2011 was ranked 4th in ethics by the Aspen Institute-Beyond Grey Pinstripes. Our program, which draws students from an array of undergraduate majors and varied work backgrounds, is designed for individuals with at least two years of post undergraduate nonprofit work or volunteer experience, and we strongly encourage an... [+]

Master in Nonprofit Administration The Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) degree in the Mendoza College of Business delivers an education that in 2011 was ranked 4th in ethics by the Aspen Institute-Beyond Grey Pinstripes. Our program, which draws students from an array of undergraduate majors and varied work backgrounds, is designed for individuals with at least two years of post undergraduate nonprofit work or volunteer experience, and we strongly encourage an interview for entrance into the program. Giving business professionals the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in our close-knit community and to better serve the nonprofit sector without leaving their current jobs, the MNA degree features on-site summer courses as well as fall and spring e-learning courses. The total time commitment on campus is 10 weeks over a two to four summer timeframe. During the first summer, four weeks of core courses are taken; during subsequent summers, courses are taken in two-week blocks. Distance learning courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters. The degree includes 42 credit hours (30 core credits, 9 elective credits, and 3 credits for the field project) in a core curriculum that includes the fundamentals of managing or leading nonprofit organizations – from small community-based initiatives to large national organizations – and the exploration of critical strategic issues facing nonprofit leaders today. Classes range from economics and human resource management to ethics, marketing and board development. In addition to the core curriculum, students have many elective choices to customize their educational experience. These... [-]

Master of Architecture

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Rochester

Master of Architecture program is for students who are interested in studying architecture at the graduate level, but whose undergraduate degrees were obtained in fields outside of architecture. [+]

The Master of Architecture program’s curriculum has been shaped by the global emphasis of sustainability, factors that impact urbanism, and the hands-on application of the principles of design and technology on materials and construction.

 

Sustainability

With a global push for more sustainable world, including buildings that use energy and environmental factors more efficiently to lessen an overall carbon footprint, the focus of many courses reflect the conditions of sustainable design and practice.

 

Urbanism

Because a degraded urban environment has grave implications for social, economic, cultural, and environmental health, the program pays particular attention to urban settings and urban principles. The complexity of the urban environment requires an interdisciplinary approach to architecture education – one that references economics, public policy, sociology, and regional culture. The program will focus on the practices and principles of preservation and adaptive reuse. The city of Rochester, New York, will serve as an active learning environment for students.... [-]


Master of Public Administration

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. [+]

Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. The key areas of health, welfare, ethics, trade, aid and disaster management are analysed, with a spotlight on the dramatic and innovative public services changes in the UK and the wider international context. This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant differences in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery. Features and benefits of the course - The opportunity for cross-campus working with international partner universities - The opportunity to take a placement with a public service partner organisation in the region - To engage with a mix of traditional and blended learning environments - The opportunity to develop a wide range of analytic, presentation and other professional skills ABOUT THE COURSE This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant difference in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery. Typical units of study may include You will study the following core units and... [-]

Master in Higher Education and Student Affairs

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous academic curriculum which includes practicum experiences in various areas of student life, arranged in collaboration with the USF Division of Student Life. [+]

Master 2017. Prepare for a professional career in student affairs and leadership in higher education. The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous academic curriculum which includes practicum experiences in various areas of student life, arranged in collaboration with the USF Division of Student Life. Program Schedule Consistent with the School of Education's commitment to serve working adults, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester. Classes are typically held Thursday evenings, Friday evenings and all day Saturday. Program Cornerstones: An integrated approach to issues of equity and access in higher education. A commitment to social justice emphasized throughout coursework and co-curricular experiences. A practicum component, which places students in diverse learning environments within student affairs and promotes the development of concrete practical skills and reflective learning. An optional paid internship opportunity, which can provide a compensation package offered by the USF Division of Student Life. “The social justice education component is something that I value most about the HESA program. It adds meaning and purpose to the work I'm pursuing and allows me to see the bigger picture. Joining a program that would afford me the opportunity to merge theory and practice was essential to my decision to attend USF.” - Amiya Powell-Hodge, Higher Education & Student Affairs Alumna The HESA Program at USF seeks individuals who demonstrate an explicit commitment to social justice in higher education and student affairs. As such, we undergo a holistic... [-]