Guide to Graduate Education Spring 2016

Grad Guide Generic Image (1) The graduate school process can be daunting for prospective students. Pursuit of a degree or certificate consumes their daily activities for four years or more—from the day they dip their toe into the water and research programs, to their headlong splash at graduation. They spend months examining schools, obtaining transcripts and letters of recommendation, taking […]

A higher degree of learning, with flexibility in mind

Georgetown The typical student seeking a master of professional studies or advanced public policy degree, university leaders say, is secure in a job, juggling family demands and motivated to quickly complete a degree or certificate. Professional studies programs in the greater Washington, D.C. region draw from a variety of academic disciplines and educate students face-to-face, online […]

Grad schools groom future business leaders

Georgetown University MSB stock photos taken on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Leslie E. Kossoff/Georgetown University)

Dean David Thomas University leaders and employers agree that a master of business administration is among the more coveted graduate degrees and a door-opener to a job and career advancement. About three years ago, Georgetown University increased the size of its incoming full-time MBA class to 270 from 250, while boosting its average Graduate Management Admission Test score. […]

Advanced IT and EM programs handle data head on

UVA It’s no wonder employers determinedly recruit graduates with expertise in cyber security, information technology, business analytics and intelligence, and engineering. These fields are surging, with an appetite for more job candidates increasing by the day. “The amount of data transferred daily and evaluated daily is just staggering,” said Terry Hinders, interim director of the online […]

Certificate gives students license to fight fraud

Businessman using a calculator to calculate the numbers One can hardly view a newspaper, the Internet or the nightly news these days without encountering a story about corporate fraud. From June 2015 to November 2015 alone, nine sentences were handed out in high-profile cases. American University’s Kogod School of Business offers a professional graduate certificate in forensic accounting to meet the demand for […]

Guide to graduate education fall 2015

stock-photo-42838270-people-in-harvard-yard While making the decision to go back to school is no small feat, there are many possible reasons to pursue a graduate degree—whether for personal fulfillment, career advancement or a job change. And in 2014, the unemployment rate was generally lower for Americans with higher levels of education. By 2024, graduate school enrollment is estimated […]

The most marketable graduate education, according to HR recruiters

Recruiter Recruiters from five top companies explain what they expect from candidates in terms of education and experience. Find out what matters—and what doesn’t—when they evaluate people to join their teams. Brand matters, somewhat It might surprise you that although having a degree from an elite, brand-name school implies a certain level of status and qualification, […]