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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

Rady School of Management
Campus Full time 12 - 15 months September 2018 USA La Jolla

The Rady School is in a unique position to offer a Master of Finance that emphasizes quantitative methods, empirical work and financial econometrics. UC San Diego has a rich tradition in empirical and theoretical econometrics. Some of the most widely-used empirical models developed from the research of UC San Diego faculty. The emphasis on rigorous empirical data-driven methods differentiates the Rady School’s Master of Finance from programs specializing in financial engineering. [+]

Master 2017/2018. The STEM Designated Master of Finance program at UC San Diego's Rady School of Management prepares graduates to tackle significant challenges facing the financial sector. Rady School Master of Finance graduates have secured positions with organizations such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Altegris, CITIC Securities, Drobny Capital, Rayliant Global Advisors, Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, PhoenixMart, Meritco Services, Dimensional Fund Advisors, UBS, and Stanford University. The Home of Econometrics The Rady School is in a unique position to offer a Master of Finance that emphasizes quantitative methods, empirical work and financial econometrics. UC San Diego has a rich tradition in empirical and theoretical econometrics. Some of the most widely-used empirical models developed from the research of UC San Diego faculty. The emphasis on rigorous empirical data-driven methods differentiates the Rady School’s Master of Finance from programs specializing in financial engineering. Our Faculty Shaped the Industry The Rady School of Management’s Master of Finance degree provides rigorous, hands-on training preparing graduates to immediately contribute in environments where quantitative and analytical skills are at a premium. You will learn leading-edge methods for analyzing "big data" for financial decision making and risk management. The program’s emphasis on quantitative models and methods ensures graduates are equipped to develop innovative solutions to the complex problems facing the financial industry. Admissions Master of Finance applicants will have exceptional quantitative skills, strong interest in the analytical foundations of finance and of risk management, and a desire to have an impact in the financial sector. Schedule... [-]

Masters in Business Analytics

Hult International Business School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA San Francisco United Kingdom London Cambridge United Arab Emirates Dubai China Shanghai New York Boston + 9 more

As the role of big data becomes increasingly important, a one-year Hult Master of Business Statistics degree equips you with the analytical and business capability to translate data statistics and analysis into action. [+]

This program is only available as a second part of the Dual Degree Program, after students have completed One-year MBA or Masters of International Business. It will be available as a full time one-year program in San Francisco for the September 2018 start term. Learn how to translate big data and analysis into action—and qualify for a 3-year OPT working visa in the U.S. As the role of big data becomes increasingly important, a one-year Hult Master of Business Statistics degree equips you with the analytical and business capability to translate data statistics and analysis into action. Locations Start your Master of Business Statistics in San Francisco, then choose to take electives at any other two campuses as part of Hult's unique Global Campus Rotation. Your Master of Business Statistics at a glance Who is this program for? 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 influence business decisions and strategy through harnessing the predictive capabilities of data and business analytics. Non-U.S. residents who receive a Master of Business Statistics will also qualify for up to three years of OPT (Optional Practical Training) in the U.S. after their studies. OPT is normally 12 months, so the degree is particularly well-suited to those hoping to experience work in the U.S. after their degree. For more details, please contact us. What you’ll learn Companies such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon have demonstrated the profitability of... [-]

Master in Human Resources and Organization

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

The Master in Human Resources & Organization (MHRO) is a full-time (and full-experience) English program, which aims to prepare graduates, from any discipline, to master organizational design and human resources management challenges in multicultural contexts. [+]

Master 2017/2018. Why do some firms perform better than others? We will answer this question together, however, some experts assure that it depends on strategy and others on technology or products. We will discover that a companies’ performance relies on how top-management teams formulate and implement strategies, how organizations are designed in order to exploit the potential of technologies, and how people collaborate to innovate products and services. Organizations and people are at the center of the stage, both in the world economy and in this program. The Master in Human Resources & Organization (MHRO) is a full-time (and full-experience) English program, which aims to prepare graduates, from any discipline, to master organizational design and human resources management challenges in multicultural contexts. This program is both a Master of Science and Master of Practice, so to speak. While the academic excellence is assured by international-focused academic professors, you will have the opportunity to address different issues working with managers all along the year. Interactive Classes, Leader Lectures, Team Assignments, In-company Workshops, Skill Labs, Career Counseling, 1-month Team Project Work with an HR&O Director, Meetings with the School’s network of Alumni, and a 3-to-4-month Internship provide a unique context for challenging yourself, learning, and starting off a successful career in a business or in a consulting firm. This program is the first Italian Inter-University Master in HRO, thanks to the collaboration of the Universities of Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, and Reggio Emilia. THE MASTER IS AN INVESTMENT. THE HONOR LOAN IS THE... [-]

Master of Education in Global Youth Development and Leadership

SIT Graduate Institute
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Brattleboro Washington DC

Earn a master’s in education in just one year. You’ll learn the hard skills you need to design and deliver an innovative, world-class youth program. Start in fall or spring—whatever works for your schedule—and get back out into the field after just 12 months. By the end of the program, you’ll be ready to step into competitive jobs. [+]

A degree designed around youth

Earn a master’s in education in just one year. You’ll learn the hard skills you need to design and deliver an innovative, world-class youth program.

Start in fall or spring—whatever works for your schedule—and get back out into the field after just 12 months. By the end of the program, you’ll be ready to step into competitive jobs.

Hands-on, experiential learning

A key component of the program is the practicum. This two- to three-month practicum will be completed in the summer following the completion of coursework for students starting in the fall or the summer between coursework semesters for students starting in the spring. This hands-on experience gives you an edge in the job market.... [-]


IMPM

International Masters Program for Managers
Campus Part time 16 months September 2018 Canada Montreal United Kingdom Lancaster India Bangalore China Beijing Brazil Rio de Janeiro Alberta + 9 more

The core is a set of five modules of 10 days each that take place over 16 months, organized by managerial mindsets. Accompanying these are all kinds of intriguing activities, in the class and out: Co-coaching, Friendly Consulting, Dedicated Tables, Managerial Exchanges, and Impact Teams. [+]

Master 2017/2018. Deadline for Application is July 1, 2017 No GMAT necessary You can see the basic layout of the program below. The core is a set of five modules of 10 days each that take place over 16 months, organized by managerial mindsets. Accompanying these are all kinds of intriguing activities, in the class and out: Co-coaching, Friendly Consulting, Dedicated Tables, Managerial Exchanges, and Impact Teams. Those who wish to receive the masters in management degree, beyond the IMPM Certificate, write a Final Paper that allows them to probe more deeply into some issue of key concern. These elements are described below. THE FIVE MINDSETS MODULE 1 MANAGING SELF: THE REFLECTIVE MINDSET The Lake District of northern England, far from the hectic pace of managing, is the perfect setting for thoughtful reflection on yourself and your experiences as a manager. Participants experience The Nature of Engaging Management (Henry Mintzberg), Ethics and Virtue within the Organization (Lucas Introna), and in the footsteps of Woodworth before undertaking a cultural audit of a British company. The module is developed and delivered by leading faculty at the Lancaster University School of Management, consistently ranked among the top research school in the UK. MODULE 2 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS: THE ANALYTIC MINDSET We move to Montreal, one of North America's most engaging cities, where Canada's foremost university, McGill, hosts the second module, on the analytic mindset. Sessions on big data, finance, and marketing, ect. focus on developing an understanding of analysis beyond techniques —and away from... [-]

MFA in Design: Jewellery

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course asks you to question not only your own practice, but also the essence of what we understand as jewellery itself. Jewellery’s function is diverse and complex, from personal adornment to political statement, and the materials and processes that reflect this are as equally diverse. [+]

This course asks you to question not only your own practice, but also the essence of what we understand as jewellery itself. Jewellery’s function is diverse and complex, from personal adornment to political statement, and the materials and processes that reflect this are as equally diverse. The wearable object, perhaps more than any other, has manifold relationships with people, its rich history is loaded with social significance and visual language. This route calls students to question the ways in which, jewellery communicates, and the role the wearable plays in contemporary society. Exploration of both hands-on and digital innovation is encouraged in the development of design, making and communication practices. There is access to an extensive range of material and CAD/CAM workshop facilities and opportunities to experience a diverse range of creative cultures, including related design and craft disciplines such as Graphic and Fashion Design. Features and benefits of the course Design Network Based in the heart of the School of Art, MA/MFA Design: Jewellery is part of an innovative design network — a community of staff and students exploring design ideas in a discursive, cross-disciplinary studio environment. Critically informed practical designers, the group works experimentally, inspired by new insights and possibilities. While studying towards a particular qualification at MA/MFA level, students experience their subject in the broader context of contemporary design practice. Specialist Environment Dedicated spaces for the postgraduate community have been developed to enable the postgraduate community to flourish. These spaces, for thinking and practice, are located centrally within... [-]

Master of Supply Chain Analytics

Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick
Campus Full time Part time 18  Open Enrollment USA New Brunswick + 1 more

Inspired by industry trends and demand, the new Master of Supply Chain Analytics program at Rutgers Business School will prepare you to be a data-driven decision maker in a rapidly growing job market. The Supply Chain Analytics program is taught by highly recognized faculty in the Supply Chain Management department -- a globally ranked program with a long history of success. [+]

Inspired by industry trends and demand, the new Master of Supply Chain Analytics program at Rutgers Business School will prepare you to be a data-driven decision maker in a rapidly growing job market. The Supply Chain Analytics program is taught by highly recognized faculty in the Supply Chain Management department -- a globally ranked program with a long history of success. 

Who is this for? 

Our highly competitive program is best suited for those with a background or undergraduate degree in a quantitative field, like engineering or mathematics. Don't have a degree in a quantitative field? As long as you have a basic background in mathematics and statistics, we encourage you to apply.... [-]


Master in Geology and Geophysics

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Helsinki

The Master's Programme in Geology and Geophysics trains you to address pressing questions concerning our home planet's evolution, its role as the source of raw materials needed by modern civilisation, and environmental issues. [+]

Sustaining a growing population on our dynamic planet requires deep understanding of geological and geophysical processes within the Earth, and of how they interact with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biota. The Master's Programme in Geology and Geophysics trains you to address pressing questions concerning our home planet's evolution, its role as the source of raw materials needed by modern civilisation, and environmental issues. Key questions include: How can we decode Earth’s rock record to reveal the evolution of Earth’s crust and mantle over billions of years? How do we make natural resource exploration and extraction more sustainable and environmentally friendly? What can the Earth’s history tell us to help us forecast the impacts of climate change? Where can we safely construct power plants or store nuclear waste? The programme includes four specialist options: Petrology and Economic Geology; Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology; Palaeontology and Global Change; and Solid Earth Geophysics. Upon completion of the programme, you will have gained expertise in a number of scientific and professional skills, including, depending on your specialist option: Assessment of geological materials (minerals, rock types, bedrock, groundwater) Understanding the genesis and sustainable use of mineral commodities Sustainable use of the environment from the Earth Science perspective Palaeontology and modelling global change using the geological record The physical evolution of the Earth (plate tectonics, interplay of the mantle and crust) Independent and team-driven project research High-level scientific writing (M.Sc. thesis and related work) Presentation of scientific results to scientists, students, and the general public The University... [-]

Master of Public Administration

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus or Online Full time 21 months August 2018 USA San Francisco

Develop workable solutions for the common good while working toward an exciting career in public management. [+]

Master 2017/2018. Develop workable solutions for the common good while working toward an exciting career in public management. Navigate the intersection of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Translate theory into practice and begin implementing policy that supports your community. Our MPA program prioritizes hands-on experience that prepares you to address the public interest through the collection and analysis of evidence essential for implementing public service strategies. A flexible class schedule helps working professionals balance their busy lives, while small class sizes promote one-on-one attention and deeper relationship building. About the Master of Public Administration Program Typical program length is 21 months, with 38 credits Classes offered on Saturday Preferred but not required - two years of professional work experience, including internships Wide range of scholarship and financial aid options Classes begin each fall at USF’s Downtown San Francisco campus. Also offered in a 100% online format. Accredited by NASPAA, the foremost membership organization of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, public affairs, and public & nonprofit management in the US and around the world. Ranked among the Best Public Affairs Programs by the U.S. News & World Report. STATE AUTHORIZATION USF is not currently accepting applications from online students who reside in Alabama*, Arkansas*, Delaware, Iowa*, Kentucky, Maryland*, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina*, Ohio (MPH, MSIM) and Wisconsin*. Additionally, USF is not currently accepting applications for online students for the MSN and DNP online programs who reside in Louisiana, Maine, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and... [-]

Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Diego

This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S. [+]

GPS is proud to offer a new, innovative, two-year, full-time degree: Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs. Beginning in fall 2017, students will work with UC San Diego’s world-class community of China scholars to investigate in depth the most important issues relating to contemporary China. This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S. The expertise of the degree’s core faculty covering economics, management, political science and policy analytics, is supplemented by other UC San Diego scholars who specialize in Chinese politics, society, history and language. The result is academic and professional training that prepares graduates for an array of academic, business, diplomatic and government positions. The cornerstone of the degree is the design and implementation of an interdisciplinary capstone project. This research project is closely guided by our preeminent faculty over the last six months of the degree program. The capstone fosters a mastery of research design and methods for the study of contemporary China and requires critical analysis of original and secondary Chinese sources. The ability to use original language source material is essential for serious professional analysis of China, thus students must possess language skills that are appropriate to the type of research they propose to conduct. ... [-]

Master in Biotechnology

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco offers a Professional Science Master's Degree in Biotechnology which offers students both valuable laboratory skills, and business skills necessary to gain the fast-track to a career in biotechnology. [+]

Master in BiotechnologyThe University of San Francisco offers a Professional Science Master's Degree in Biotechnology which offers students both valuable laboratory skills, and business skills necessary to gain the fast-track to a career in biotechnology.The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the centers of biotechnology in America and the world. The University of San Francisco provides an exciting program that combines the rigor of molecular biology with business fundamentals — the essential background and depth of the biotech industry's interface between research and development, business management and ethical manufacturing.

The Biotechnology program at USF:

    Merges fundamental elements of science, technology and business to prepare graduates for a range of jobs in the biotechnology industry.     Offers core graduate courses taught by USF research faculty, alongside elective courses taught by prominent practitioners in their fields.     Includes an internship requirement that gives students the ability to gain valuable hands-on experience and opportunities to build personal and professional networks which positions them well for obtaining permanent employment upon graduation.     Leverages the strategic location of the San Francisco Bay Area - the epicenter of biotechnology in the United States.     Boasts an exceptionally low instructor to student ratio, with mentorship, leadership development and career support.     Benefits from an Advisory Board composed of Bay Area biotech leaders from such pinnacle organizations as Genentech, UCSF, and Bio-Rad.     Educated industry experts with the USF commitment to adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and the goal of utilizing technology for a more humane and just world. ... [-]

Master Of Education In Elementary Education - Non-Licensure

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 21 months September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 5 more

Enhance and refresh your knowledge in leading in the elementary and middle school classroom with the regionally accredited Master of Education in Elementary Education. This elementary education program, offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, is designed for licensed teaching professionals to help them refine instructional methods and expand their understanding of advanced content. [+]

Initial Program – Does Not Lead To Initial Teacher Licensure

Offered By: College of Education

Overview

Refine Your Teaching Skills for First Through Eighth Grade Classrooms Enhance and refresh your knowledge in leading in the elementary and middle school classroom with the regionally accredited Master of Education in Elementary Education. This elementary education program, offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, is designed for licensed teaching professionals to help them refine instructional methods and expand their understanding of advanced content. The rigorous curriculum works to develop you into an informed educator ready to meet the diverse demands of both traditional and nontraditional school settings. In the MEd in elementary education program, you review prescribed lesson strategies and assess classroom and individual plans to improve student outcomes. Through advanced research, you propose solutions to current issues in education, such as student literacy and teaching English language learners. Observational practicums integrated into your program enhance your ability to teach, lead and succeed in culturally and intellectually diverse first through eighth grade schoolrooms.... [-]


Master of Arts in Human Resources & Industrial Relations

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 USA Minneapolis + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations is widely considered to be one of the top programs of its kind in the nation and is available through a full-time or part-time option. Taught by world-renowned faculty, the curriculum gives students a thorough understanding of contemporary HR practices and the underlying theories that are necessary for successful careers in the field. [+]

Master 2017/2018. The Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations is widely considered to be one of the top programs of its kind in the nation and is available through a full-time or part-time option. Taught by world-renowned faculty, the curriculum gives students a thorough understanding of contemporary HR practices and the underlying theories that are necessary for successful careers in the field. A Dynamic Field of Study The field of human resources and industrial relations encompasses all aspects of the employment relationship, from human resource management to labor relations and beyond. By blending theory and practice, our degree programs provide our full-time and part-time students with a multi-disciplinary foundation in economics, psychology, business, ethics, culture, and law. The program's 60-year connection to the HR community translates into diverse opportunities for students and alumni. Local, national, and international companies recruit our students for a full array of HR positions to be the next generation of HR leaders. The Evening HR Masters Program enrolls talented and experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds that enrich the student experience and provide networking opportunities, before and after graduation. Current research and practice issues include: How organizations empower employees and unleash intellectual capital to succeed in the global economy. How HR professionals move beyond administration to become strategic business partners. How the field of HRIR provides leadership as organizations reinvent themselves to focus on core competencies? How employment is becoming more family-friendly, flexible, and responsive. How to create public policies and grow institutions that... [-]

MSc in Management - European Triple Degree - Grande Ecole

emlyon business school
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Lancaster France Lyon Germany Munich + 4 more

2-year Master in general management + specialisation (Finance, Strategy or Corporate Development), taught fully in English. [+]

A triple advantage to start your career in global management A triple degree from leading European institutions, a 2-year multicultural experience, worldwide career opportunities! This Master is a general management course, offering a specialisation in the second year as well as tangible work experience through the internships and business projects. This master's degree is jointly run emlyon business school (France), Ludwig Maximilian Universität - LMU (Germany) and Lancaster University Management School - LUMS (United Kingdom) The first year takes place on emlyon business school's European Campus in Lyon or at Lancaster University and provides you with a broad foundation of management knowledge, insights and skills. For each of these fundamental courses you benefit from the joint expertise of all three institutions’ faculty, as a team of professors from emlyon business school, LMU and LUMS provide a unique vision from the three cultures. This gives you a broader perspective of global business, helping you develop the capacity to adapt in your future international career. The second year represents the opportunity for students to specialise: Change and Strategy at LMU, Corporate Finance at emlyon business school (European Campus in Lyon or Asian Campus in Shanghai) or Corporate Development at LUMS. As part of the MSc in Management - European Triple Degree, you will also have two internship periods allowing you to gain professional experience and develop your network. Students enrolled in this course will receive a triple degree diploma (emlyon business school + LMU + LUMS). Program requirements: Bachelor's Degree in any... [-]

Master's in Management

ESMT Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Berlin

ESMT's Master's in Management (MIM) prepares talented minds for careers in global business. [+]

Master 2017/2018. ESMT's Master's in Management (MIM) prepares talented minds for careers in global business. The ESMT Master's in Management combines fieldwork in global companies with applied coursework and research on the latest business and management theories. Admitted students have a variety of academic backgrounds and use the time at ESMT to gain valuable knowledge and interdisciplinary experience to apply their previous expertise to economic and management problems. The program is divided into two streams with a focus on international management. One stream (Quantitative Business) is designed for quantitative decision analysts and one stream for creative and strategic thinkers (Innovative Management). Depending on the stream, students can choose among four specializations: Business Analytics Finance & Investments Entrepreneurship & Innovation Global & Digital Strategy The ESMT MIM program uses an interdisciplinary approach: students apply analytical models to understand the global economy, product development, and new techniques in technology management within global companies. Students planning to pursue a further academic career also have unique access to research practices and projects with ESMT's faculty. A Master's degree bridging innovation and applied business ESMT's Master's in Management is an innovative program designed with input from top German companies. The two-year degree gathers a selected group of talented individuals who can show strategic thinking in their application to the MIM. Courses emphasize how these techniques and research methods can further an organization's global goals in a business context. Students will complete projects and an internship with global companies before graduation; some of this work should... [-]