Five factors to take into account when choosing a master’s program

Choosing a master’s degree is one of the decisions that can shape the rest of your professional career. However, it is not an easy task and it is often difficult to know what to take into account when looking for a programme. Therefore, at ESCP, Business School leader in International Education, we have some keys to help you select both a programme and a quality institution that will help you boost both your professional and personal development.

  1. Programme. Of course, the first step is to review the syllabus and check if it is aligned not only with our interests but also includes subjects and learning skills that will help us in our professional development. 
  2. Employability. One of the main aspects to take into account when selecting a master’s degree is its employability. Although no institution can assure you 100% that you will find a job once you have completed your training, many include the percentage of success in this aspect after graduation and it can be a very interesting indicator to take into account, since most people who study a postgraduate program seek to improve their job prospects.
  3. Internationality. No doubt this aspect is very personal, but considering the global world we live in, we should not ignore the convenience of having an education with an international perspective. Studying in different countries, learning different languages, mingling with classmates from all over the world, and a faculty as diverse as its students offers you the opportunity to have an international vision that will help you in your future career.
  4. Rankings. Third-party rankings are a great help when selecting a quality institution, such as those developed by the Financial Times. Taking into account this type of information will always help us to make a decision based on objective criteria. 
  5. Academic certifications. In the case of Business Schools some of the most recognized are EQUIS (the European Business School Accreditation from EFMD) or AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). These certifications guarantee that the school we choose meets the highest standards.

If you are looking for a an education that can lead you to a successful international career, don’t hesitate to check out ESCP website:

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