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2018-07-30 11:56:39

Higher education abroad as the most important condition for a successful career

Higher education abroad as the most important condition for a successful career

In our difficult times, a successful career, a high position in society and a decent salary have ceased to seem like something distant and unrealistic. But, unfortunately, not all young people understand that this requires complete dedication and a clear vision of the goal to be pursued.

Many at the same time are limited to formal training in one of the domestic universities, and then remain on the sidelines of life with a miserable salary and the lack of any prospects. Those who are not indifferent to the future, most often think about enrolling in one of the foreign universities, and recently the fundamental factor in this is not the prestige of the institution, but the level of knowledge and prospects for subsequent employment.

University Rating: choose the best of the best

It is believed that students who received an education in one of the prestigiousuniversities in the United Kingdom or the United States , find a decent job much faster and move along the career ladder. Therefore, the choice of the future university should be approached as responsibly as possible, focusing in this issue not on reviews on the Internet, but on the opinion of experts in the field of education. For example, the authoritative rating of the world's best universities QS-THES-200 when calculating the prestige of the university takes into account many different factors.

1. General reputation in the academic environment (conditional weight 40%).

2. The number of students per teacher (conditional weight 20%).

3. The success of graduates among solid employers (conditional weight 10%).

4. Popularity among foreign students (conditional weight 5%).

5. The index of citation (a measure of the significance of the works of the graduate of the university, who became a scientist, a conditional weight of 40%).

6. The share of foreign teachers (conditional weight 5%).

Unfortunately, the positions of the domestic universities in this rating are very sad, which is to some extent unfair. So, the best Russian university is the Moscow State University (Moscow) - it occupies 144 places, Leningrad State University (St. Petersburg) - 233 places, Moscow State Technical University (Moscow) - only 322 places. At the same time, the top three leaders are as follows:

1 place. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

2nd place. Cambridge .

3rd place. The Imperial College of London .

Common levels of education abroad

1. Foundation

It reminds us of our preparatory courses. But, unlike domestic analogues (where the main task is to prepare for admission), abroad the initial stage still assumes a certain, albeit basic, level of education.

2. Baccalaureate

Habitual for us 3-4 years of training with the only difference is that "there" students really get knowledge (because they pay for them, and often - themselves), and "here" is a diploma (and parents pay for it).

3. Pre-Masters

Partly "overlaps" the postgraduate course that is habitual for us. Something like "preparatory courses" for those who plan to continue their education.

4. Master of Arts

Most often lasts from 1 to 3 years, during which one or another research work is carried out, aimed at creating and implementing its own project.

5. MBA

Specialized program for the preparation of masters in various fields of business. Usually lasts 2 years, and the level of knowledge allows you to perform skillfully the functions of managers of the middle (and sometimes higher) level.

6. Advanced Courses

A variety of additional programs aimed at obtaining additional knowledge and improving the available skills.

The advantages of undergraduate and graduate studies at universities in America and Western Europe

First and foremost, they include the highest scientific and pedagogical level of teachers, the qualifications of which serve as a guarantee of a well-structured and comprehensive knowledge. Also, do not forget about full immersion in the learning process, familiarizing with centuries-old traditions and overgrowing with the necessary connections that will certainly help in future employment. And the list of offered programs is really immense and, it seems, includes all fields of knowledge.

The price of the question

The widespread view that only very wealthy people can study abroad is somewhat exaggerated. Indeed, if you want to get an education in one of the most prestigious universities, for example, in the TOP-100 by rating QS-THES-200, it is worthwhile to prepare for a fairly large expenditure, approximately 50 000 - 100 000 dollars a year. If you ask the cost of higher education at the university "simpler", it may well be that it will be comparable with the training in the domestic higher educational institutions. Prices in more modest universities fluctuate around 10 000 - 25 000 dollars per year.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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