Choosing a master's degree involves a significant financial and time investment, and for this reason it is important to take into account some basic aspects before making a decision.
Set the goals
"Being clear about our strengths and where we want to go is key to deciding in which area we want to specialize and what training is the most complete and appropriate to grow professionally in that field," they point out from the Department of Orientation and Admissions of ENAE Business School. It must be borne in mind that in addition to the official master's degrees, which offer ECTS credits recognized at a European level, there are the Own Title master's degrees "aimed at acquiring rapid, updated knowledge and oriented towards direct professional application", indicate from the Postgraduate School from the Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV).
The UCJC Guidance Department advises investigating possible academic and work opportunities, since "it may have a more investigative or more professional orientation."
organize your time
Analyze the faculty
The teaching staff is a differential value and it is important to find out about the teachers who will teach the master's degree. «Knowing which companies they work or have worked for will contribute to good networking and this will help to expand your network of contacts, and get to know the trends of the sector you want to target and, above all, will bring you closer to the reality of your profession", emphasize from the Francisco de Vitoria University.
Know the facilities
Visit the facilities and learn about the center's resources and equipment. This way you will be able to assess whether it will be possible to apply what you have learned in the facilities, such as research laboratories, audiovisual production, radio and TV sets, biosimulation rooms, Gesell cameras/classrooms, among others.
Evaluate the relationship with companies
The employability of the master's degree and the job opportunities offered by the institution are key. Find out about the centre's relations with universities, entities and companies. "Some universities have agreements in foreign countries, and therefore, you may have the possibility of doing part of the postgraduate or master's degree in another country," highlights the UCJC. Many master's degrees contain within their program the subject of Internships in Business, which allows you to develop in companies all the theory that you have been acquiring. "Evaluate if the program contains this subject or if the university gives you the possibility of doing internships," advises the UFV.