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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

A Master, which takes one to two years of schooling to receive, may help students improve their professional skills and gain knowledge in their chosen field. This improvement in skills and knowledge may lead to a highly skilled career with opportunities for advancement.

 

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Rady School of Management

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA San Diego
September 2019
Full-time
12 - 15 months
Campus
UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year, full-time degree program, focusing on the Americas and Asia. GPS students develop invaluable global perspectives ... [+]

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year, full-time degree program, focusing on the Americas and Asia.

GPS students develop invaluable global perspectives through engaging with a diverse range of people and ideologies, sculpting skills and sensibilities that will shape future political and economic policies and strategies.

Our faculty consists of leaders in public policy, global politics, international security, business and economics and environmental sustainability.

Our high-performing students—attracted to the School from around the globe—explore a variety of career paths at GPS through dynamic case studies assigned by industry-leading scholars, quantitative analyses of real-world challenges and professional internships.... [-]

USA San Diego
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of San Francisco - School of Management

The USF MPA program prioritizes hands-on experience that prepares you to address the public interest through the collection and analysis of evidence essential for impleme ... [+]

Masters 2019 in California USA.

Navigate the intersection of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Translate theory into practice and begin implementing policy that supports your community.

The USF 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.

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) offers two tracks; general public administration track and a health services administration concentration. It provides mid-career and aspiring professionals with an opportunity to obtain advanced managerial education applicable to a broad range of organizations in the public sector, nonprofit, and health care industries.... [-]

USA San Francisco
January 2020
Part-time
21 months
Campus
Online
Dominican University of California

A unique low-residency MFA in Creative Writing, located in the vibrant community of the San Francisco Bay Area. Along with tracks in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fic ... [+]

Overview

Our program at Dominican is the only true low-residency MFA in Creative Writing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Rather than offering weekend classes or a build-your-own degree program, Dominican's MFA program offers a traditional MFA with two jam-packed residencies per year in June and January and year-round distance mentorship with our renowned faculty. We're located in the San Francisco Bay Area, which allows our student to build career-defining connections with a vibrant literary community. Dominican students benefit from exclusive on-campus readings and lectures, and exclusive access to events, travel opportunities, partnerships with publishers, and more.

The Low-residency Format ... [-]
USA San Rafael
September 2019
Campus
Hult International Business School

Based on our award-winning MBA curriculum, Hult’s one-year Master of International Business program will help you gain a global perspective of finance, marketing, operati ... [+]

Gain a global perspective of finance, marketing, operations, economics, and strategy with our Master of International Business program.

Based on our award-winning MBA curriculum, Hult’s one-year Master of International Business program will help you gain a global perspective of finance, marketing, operations, economics, and strategy.

Locations

Start your Master of International Business in Boston, San Francisco, London, or Dubai, then choose to explore any other two campuses as part of Hult's unique Global Campus Rotation.

Your Master of International Business 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 gain a broad understanding in all areas of international business.... [-]

USA Boston San Francisco New York Cambridge  + 1 More
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Pepperdine University School of Law

The top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution has led the nation in law-school-based conflict resolution for over a decade and has been ranked # 1 in the U.S. Ne ... [+]

Pepperdine Law's Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) is available for students looking to work in a variety of law and non-law areas.

The study of conflict is not limited to the legal profession. Students have applied their MDR to areas including:

Human Resources Business Counseling Education International Diplomacy, and more At the Forefront of Legal Education

Over 95% of cases filed in the courts are handled under dispute resolution processes like negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Law students, attorneys, and non-law practitioners chose to equip themselves to handle this next generation of conflict. Pepperdine's hands-on approach with lectures, discussions and simulated exercises better prepare students to manage conflict in a variety of environments.... [-]

USA Malibu
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Presidio Graduate School

The PGS MPA is the only sustainability MPA of its kind - our students are influential across sectors in a way other MPAs simply cannot be. Please note: Due to the hybrid ... [+]

The PGS MPA is the only sustainability MPA of its kind - our students are influential across sectors in a way other MPAs simply cannot be.

The most distinctive aspect of our Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the comprehensive integration of management education with public policy and administration. The cornerstone of our MPA program is our signature “integrated curriculum” designed around three fundamental concepts that together define competence in Sustainable Management. Students in the MPA program take classes with MBA students, gaining cross-sector management and collaboration skills through team projects and assignments.

MPA Program Overview

Presidio prepares MPA students to lead in the public sector with boldness, vision and a commitment to sustainability. Today’s complex economic, social and environmental challenges require public managers to rethink policy and administration and to engage business, non-profit and community constituencies like never before. From citizen participation to climate action plans, public-private partnerships to green jobs, public administrators must lead and follow at the same time.... [-]

USA Seattle San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Online & Campus Combined
Golden Gate University

Begin your career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) while enjoying unparalleled networking opportunities made possible by Go ... [+]

A comprehensive graduate degree designed to prepare students for a career as a CPA or CMA certified accountant.

The Master of Accountancy (MAc) degree program is intended to meet the needs of both career-changers and current accounting professionals who wish to further develop their expertise. For many students, the MAc will satisfy the education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination.

Job support activities run concurrently with course work. The Accounting Career Fair is held yearly in late September, after which public accounting firms, government agencies, and corporations compete for candidates. Online students will be invited to our San Francisco campus to take part in this weekend of professional development and networking with top firms.... [-]

USA San Francisco
April 2019
Full-time
Part-time
5 - 7 semesters
Campus
Online
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership an ... [+]

About the Program

The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry.

Program of Study

Graduate students in the MPS in Dairy Products Technology program are required to complete a prescribed course of study designed to give them an understanding of dairy science and manufacturing, industry structure, unit operations, sanitation, quality control, and regulatory requirements. In addition, students will develop the leadership skills and experience needed to manage and guide teams in a dairy processing environment. Three-quarters of on-campus coursework are followed by a one-quarter internship related to dairy foods manufacturing. To graduate with the MPS in Dairy Products Technology, students must then pass a comprehensive examination.... [-]

USA San Luis Obispo
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of San Francisco - School of Education

The School Counseling program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing counselors to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, adole ... [+]

The 49 credit School Counseling program meets requirements recently issued by the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for those seeking a career in school counseling in K-12 schools.

OPTION: After their first semester at USF, students enrolled in the 49-credit School Counseling/Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Program have the option to enroll in a 60-credit Dual Concentration Program in School Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling.

Graduates of the program obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and are eligible for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential. They may be employed:

in public or private educational settings, in community-based agencies, as consultants to schools, education programs, and other institutions serving the educational needs of youth. ... [-]
USA San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
San Jose State University - School of Information

The Master of Archives and Records Administration degree program at the San José State University School of Information prepares students for careers in the rapidly expan ... [+]

Overview

The Master of Archives and Records Administration degree program at the San José State University School of Information prepares students for careers in the rapidly expanding fields of records management, corporate archives, and information governance.

Advanced Technology

Students learn to use sophisticated technologies to organize, preserve, and provide access to a growing volume of digital and analog assets. Graduates of the MARA online degree program will be among the few information professionals specifically trained to manage the irreplaceable, yet highly vulnerable digital materials now produced by corporate, government, and nonprofit institutions.

Certification Preparation ... [-]
USA San Jose
August 2019
Online
University of California Riverside

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at the UCR School of Public Policy is the first such graduate program being offered by a major research university in Inland Sou ... [+]

Concentrations

Through our two-year full-time program, you can choose to specialize in a broad variety of fields. Specialization can take the form of a concentration within coursework, in the capstone project, in one’s internship, or in any combination of these. Concentrations are available in the following areas:

Environmental and resource Health Education Urban Inequality and poverty Race and immigration Application Checklist

We are currently accepting applications from both domestic and international applicants. The program is open for admission to those who have successfully completed:

Undergraduate courses in microeconomics, statistics, and an introduction to politics and government, or equivalent courses (students may still be admitted with course deficiencies) A bachelor's degree (or an approved equivalent from an accredited institution) with minimum 3.0 GPA ... [-]
USA Riverside
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences

The sport management program serves the needs and schedules of today's busy students. The curriculum consists of 36 units and classes meet one evening per week from 6:30 ... [+]

Program Details

The sport management program serves the needs and schedules of today's busy students. The curriculum consists of 36 units and classes meet one evening per week from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., allowing students to complete their master’s degree in just 23 months.

San Francisco and Southern California Campuses

Identical curricula and the same full-time faculty are available at our locations in Southern California and San Francisco. Additionally, local industry professionals teach electives that allow students to specialize and gain the necessary depth within their chosen area of expertise.

Program Learning Outcomes recognize, classify, and demonstrate knowledge of the breadth and depth of the sport marketplace, including the development of leadership, communication, decision-making, problem-solving, and networking skills recognize, discuss, and demonstrate knowledge of globalization, themed entertainment, culture, sociology, and commerce on the sport marketplace with the development of critical thinking skills demonstrate skills in business writing, research, and qualitative and quantitative analysis demonstrate practical management and leadership skills within the industry recognize the role of economics, accounting, finance, marketing, strategic management, law, and business research methods in sport, and demonstrate and apply the tools of those fields to issues in sport demonstrate relevant knowledge by creating a business plan, team financial plan, marketing plan, cultural analysis, team management plan, stock portfolio prospectus, strategy plan, career plan, legal analysis, research prospectus, and Master's Project demonstrate knowledge of specific components of sport management such as public relations, facilities management, fundraising, and brand management Professional Opportunity ... [-]
USA San Francisco Orange
July 2019
Full-time
23 months
Campus
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Students will learn about financial compliance for financial institutions, and also risk management. With the increasing government regulation in the field, this is a gro ... [+]

MSL: Compliance and Risk Management

Thomas Jefferson School of Law has offered Compliance and Risk Management to non-attorneys since 2009 and is a leader in the field. For more information, email graduateadmissions@tjsl.edu Students will learn about financial compliance for financial institutions, and also mitigation of risk. With the increasing government regulation in the field, this is a growing area of employment and a ripe time to gain knowledge in the arena.

The program is offered entirely online and can be completed in a year while working full time. There is no residency requirement. Financial aid options are available for eligible students. There are rolling admissions, with 6 start dates a year. For more information, email graduateadmissions@tjsl.edu... [-]

USA San Diego
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online
UC Berkeley School of Information

The Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) is an online degree program for professionals looking to become leaders in the field of data science. The program featur ... [+]

The Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) is an online degree program for professionals looking to become leaders in the field of data science. The program features a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses the entire data lifecycle, from planning and gathering data to analyzing and presenting findings. Coursework in this program examines issues of privacy, explores machine learning, and considers techniques for data storage and management. Students in the program benefit from UC Berkeley’s strong ties to the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

Class sessions are delivered live in an online classroom. Classes are taught by many of the same School of Information (I School) faculty and data science professionals who teach our on-campus programs. Students are fully engaged members of the UC Berkeley I School community. Benefits Live online classes: All classes are held weekly on a face-to-face video platform and are kept small, with a low student-to-faculty ratio. Renowned faculty: The program is designed by many of the same School of Information (I School) faculty and data science professionals who teach our on-campus programs. Multidisciplinary curriculum: Coursework is designed with a project-based approach, encouraging the application of tools and methods to solve problems. UC Berkeley community: Students gain access to the UC Berkeley I School community, including technical support, academic support, and the university’s vast alumni network. Accreditations ... [-]
USA Berkeley
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online