Choose the right course

Choose the right course

Dear Madam,

I am a first year BA English student. I am interested in pursuing MA in English abroad. What exams should I prepare for to get into the universities abroad? And what would be the right time for me to start preparing for the exams?

A Student

Dear Student,
I would recommend UK for your Masters in English. The only exam you need to write is your IELTS. This does not require too much preparation. It is a very simple exam that tests your speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. You need to take this test during your final year of BA. Most universities offer MA in English.

Dear Madam,

I am currently studying Civil engineering in a college in my hometown. I am not finding myself comfortable here as the education is not good. If I want to pursue my degree abroad, where can I go and what should be the steps to follow? Will I be able to pursue a career in India after doing my higher studies in another country? Please guide.

Avinash

Dear Avinash,
Civil engineers will always be in demand in every country and hence courses in this field and specialisations in related areas are offered in all major universities across the world. If you intend to complete your Bachelors in your hometown and then go abroad for your Masters, keep in mind that the Masters courses in US, Canada, Scotland and Europe are for two years while in UK, New Zealand and Australia it is for one year.

If you are looking to transferring right now during your Bachelors to a university in a different country, you must be prepared to join as a freshman. You are not going to get too many credits transferred. You can certainly pursue a career in India after you complete your education overseas. For a complete list of courses, entry requirements, application process and tuition fees, please visit www.umaaswani.com.

Dear Madam,

I am a second year BCom student. What professional courses can I pursue after BCom other than Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost and Management Accounting (CMA) and Company Secretary (CS)? Do also let me know the exams needed
to be taken for admissions in universities abroad.

Aditya

Dear Aditya,
Other than CA, CMA, CS, you could consider CFA, CPA, LLB, MSc in any specialised area such as Finance, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Project Management, Investment and Risk Management, International Business, Business Management and Business Administration.

The entrance test to pursue Law abroad is LNAT for UK and LSAT for US. Most of the Law courses offered by well-known foreign universities are recognised by the Bar Council of India.

Dear Madam,

I am a second year BBA student and I want to do my MBA either in Germany or Australia. Please suggest the exams I need to attempt for this.

A Student

Dear Student,
For an MBA in a reputed Australian or German university, you need to have three years work experience, good GMAT scores, a high GPA, English test scores from either TOEFL, IELTS or PTE.

If you wish to study in Germany, I would also recommend you learn German language. It will help you in the job market. Even though the entire course would be taught in English, you will be at an advantage at the selection process if you have learnt the language.

Dear Madam,

I am studying BE in Automobile engineering and my CGPA is 7.89. Will I get admission in German colleges for Masters?

Ravi

Dear Ravi,
Germany is known for Automobile engineering and admission process to their universities is highly competitive. Take the GRE and TOEFL or IELTS. Enrol at the Goethe Institute for a course in German. Prepare an effective resume highlighting all your awards and achievements in academics, extra-curricular, projects, internships etc.

Write a well thought out statement of purpose expressing your interest in the subject and more importantly the university. With many universities to choose from, your chances of getting into some of them is pretty strong.

Dear Madam,

I am a postgraduate in English literature. PhD is certainly the career move I am considering on a full-time basis. My research proposal has been successful in gaining acceptance from a university in the UK. Please suggest a few sponsorship opportunities that can help me get a scholarship to support my PhD programme.

Kavya

Dear Kavya,
Generally, most PhDs are fully funded by the universities. Try the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation or the Aga Khan Foundation. Many UK universities have a tie-up with external organisations in India and abroad for scholarships. Perhaps you could check on your university website about the various funding options like fellowship and teaching assistantship.

Dear Madam,

I have completed my Bachelors in Mechanical engineering this year. I want to do MS in Automobile engineering in Germany. Can you suggest the best universities there and should I go to through an agency for application procedures?

A Student

Dear Student,

University of Bayreuth, Technical University of Munich, Technical University of Berlin, RWTH Aachen University and Esslingen University of Applied Sciences are among the best for Automobile engineering. The application process on the university website is generally very clear and simple. Going with an agent or doing it on your own is a call you have to take. An agent might also help you with the visa process.

Dear Madam,

I’ve completed my first year of MBA and have opted for specialisation in finance and marketing. Afterwards, I plan to study in Canada and work part-time as well. Please advise on an appropriate course.

A Student

Dear Student,
The Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) programme offered by the Conrad Business School in Waterloo is worth considering. It is a one-year course. It is a graduate business degree for entrepreneurs which combines interdisciplinary courses in areas like Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Strategic Management and Business Leadership with practical experiences in commercialisation.

Alternately, you can pursue a co-op graduate programme in one of the many universities in Canada. As a co-op student, you’ll alternate your terms in class with
paid work terms with employers in your field of study. Co-op programmes are offered in most Business courses.

Brock University, Simon Fraser University, Carleton University and University
of Victoria are known for their graduate co-op programmes in Business courses.

Prof Uma Aswani is an educationist and consultant based in Bengaluru.
Send in your queries to Education, Deccan Herald 75, MG Road, Bengaluru- 560001 or email us at dheducation@deccanherald.co.in with ‘Study Abroad’ in the subject line.

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