With graduate unemployment being high in many countries, it is little surprise that students from all over the world want to further their education with a solid Masters Degree. For many Bachelor graduates, studying Master in Barcelona seems as the most appropriate option considering the city´s privileged location at the Mediterranean Sea, its cosmopolitan culture and presence of many international companies in Barcelona.
According to the Higher Education Careers Service Unit (Hecsu), the spike in demand for postgraduate education during the economic recession is still in evidence. Demand for master´s degrees is up and this year´s admissions suggest even higher student numbers.
For now, those opting to return to University are focused primarily only on one thing: employability. Recruiters in multinational and local companies like graduates with Master´s degrees, but only if they can prove their value. For example, recruiters want to see that Master studies were undertaken for the right reason and graduates are able to explain their worth to prospective employers; in this case a Master´s degree can be very worthwhile additions to Curriculum Vitae. Also motivation is important. If students do Master´s studies only to delay the job search, then it is not worthwhile.
Understanding the importance of employability, many business schools have career service departments helping students to find a job upon graduation. Global Business School Barcelona, for example, has gone further that that by establishing a partnership with Enterprise Lab – an organization dedicated to promoting employability skills among young people.
If you are considering studying your Master in Barcelona, then do a proper research. Find out about course fees, staff-student ratios, and completion rates. It is crucial to ensure that you are getting the best value for money – not necessarily the cheapest fees, but a place on the course that is most likely to lead to the job you want, at an…