Masters Programs for Early-Stage Professionals

Masters Programs for Early-Stage Professionals

Applicants who are in the earlier stages of their career generally have limited options when it comes to MBA programs, as most MBA programs require several years of working experience in order for an applicant to be considered for admission to the program. There are, however, some well ranked masters programs suitable for early stage professionals out there, such as:

The MIT Sloan Master of Business Analytics

The MIT Sloan School of Management, with support and leadership from the MIT Operations Research Center, introduces a new, specialized one-year Master of Business Analytics program designed to prepare students for careers in business analytics. The program is tailored for current students who will graduate by fall 2016 or recent college graduates who plan to pursue a career in the data science industry, as well as those seeking career advancement or change, especially engineers, mathematicians, physicists, computer programmers, and other high-tech professionals.
The program answers the industry’s demand for a skilled pool of graduates who can apply data science to solve business challenges. With the addition of this program, MIT now offers an analytics degree at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.
Interested candidates should have strong mathematical, computer science, or statistical backgrounds. Admitted students must possess a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) by the time they matriculate. This program is tailored for current students or recent college graduates who plan to pursue a career in the data science industry, as well as those seeking a career change, especially engineers, mathematicians, physicists, computer programmers, and other high-tech professionals.
Applicants to the program should complete an online application. Applications include the following:

  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Academic Records (Transcripts)
  • Test Scores (GMAT or GRE)
  • Interviews – Interviews are by invitation only.

Tuition – The total of tuition and the mandatory student activity fee for the Master of Business Analytics in the 2016-17 school year is $75,000.

Program website – http://mitsloan.mit.edu/master-of-business-analytics/

LBS Masters in Financial Analysis

Make sure you stand out in a crowded job market with the MFA. Gain a solid grounding in finance and the network you need to kick-start your career. Located in the world’s global capital market, you gain unmatched opportunities to build international finance connections and shape your career.
As a fresh graduate, reputation matters. Master a wide range of financial tools with our intensive one-year, full-time programme. Led by world-renowned faculty and top practitioners, you gain access to the latest finance research, software and techniques.
Our strong relationship with global recruiters opens up exciting opportunities; setting you off on the right path to your professional journey. Study with a highly practical approach to learning, gain real world finance experience and connect with financial institutions, recruiters and practitioners.

Key details

  •     Duration: 12 months
  •     Next Start: 01 Sep 2016
  •     Fees: £31,000
  •     Location: London

A typical class profile for an Early Career programme:
*   50+ nationalities on the programme
*  40% female intake
* 97% international students.

Career impact
Your first career step is crucial. To give you the best chance of landing that perfect graduate role, Career Centre offers a comprehensive programme with the tools you need to make your job search focused and effective. Through coaching, mock interview sessions, lectures and online training, you’ll be ready to make the right impression.

These stats for our 2014 Masters in Management (MiM) class show the career impact you can expect at as an Early Career student:

  •     97% accepted a role within three months of graduation
  •     £43,541 median salary for students going into a finance role
  •     53% accepted a role in the UK
  •     24% accepted a role in Europe.

Core courses
Learn the key concepts of finance, accounting and economics from some of the most sought-after faculty in the world.
MFA features 11 core courses based on five pillars:

  •     Corporate finance (including M&A and capital structure)
  •     Asset management (including credit markets, asset allocation, market efficiency and anomalies, and liquidity)
  •     Accounting (including securities analysis and valuations)
  •     Financial markets (including world economy, financial institutions and personal finance)
  •     Financial econometrics.

Program starts on September. We run a rolling admissions process so offers are made throughout the year and these dates are a guide as to the decision times within each recommended deadline. The deadline is determined by when your application is complete, not when it is submitted. Please be advised that the Admissions Committee reserves the right to send decisions outside of these deadlines.
Application to the program includes:

  •     A completed online application form
  •     Your application essays
  •     GMAT/GRE/CFA Level 1
  •     A one-page CV
  •     Name and details of two referees
  •     Proof of your English language ability
  •     Application fee
  •     A copy of your university transcript(s)

Program website – https://www.london.edu/education-and-development/masters-courses/masters-in-financial-analysis#.V2qC9RL3PiU

LBS Masters in Management

Our Masters in Management programme attracts the highest performers from around the world. This is a full-time programme, for 12 months, based in London. It will help you to broaden your business skills, balancing in-depth theory with practical experience in the corporate, economic and financial worlds. Push, dare and challenge yourself to fulfil your business potential.
As a recent graduate, you may already have career goals in mind. Or perhaps you are still considering what route, role and environment will best suit you in the business world. Either way, this one-year, practice-based degree programme will give you the skills and confidence to prepare you for leadership in the fast-moving business world.

Key details:

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Next Start: 01 Sep 2016
  • Fees: £28,900
  • Location: London

Class profile:

  • 41 nationalities on the programme
  • 40% female intake
  • 95% international students
  • 30 countries represented by our faculty
  • 39,000+ alumni across 130 countries.

Career impact
The career move you make after this programme is crucial. To match you with the perfect role upon graduation, Career Services offer a comprehensive programme with the tools you need to make your job search focused and effective. We instil these skills through coaching and mock interview sessions, lectures and online training.
These are the Masters in Management stats for 2014:

  • 97% employed within three months of graduation
  • £65,514 highest salary
  • £36,295 mean salary.

Core courses
Propel your career forward with a solid grounding in the tools, analytical skills and concepts vital for business. The key pillars covered include Introduction to Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Economics, Finance, Leadership in Organisations, Marketing, Management Analysis and Systems, and Strategic Analysis.

The programs starts in September. Application includes:

  • A completed online application form
  • Your application essays
  • GMAT (range 600-800) / GRE equivalent score)
  • A one page CV
  • Name and details of two referees
  • Proof of your English language ability
  • Application fee
  • A copy of your university transcript(s)

Program website – https://www.london.edu/education-and-development/masters-courses/masters-in-management#.V2qFoxL3PiU

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