Can I do my masters with 15 years of Education?

“Can I do my masters with 15 years of Education?” “Can I go to USA with 15 years of Education?” “Which countries can I do my post graduation with 15 years of Education?” These are some of the most commonly asked questions by starry-eyed students to a Foreign Education Consultant. The ‘ I have completed only 15 year education’ dilemma has been persistent but contrary to popular perception, almost all countries accept 15 years of education. Yes, even USA has certain universities which accept 15 years of Education !!

There are various courses which can be considered post 15 years of education.  Students contemplating Business Education can consider a course called ‘Masters in Management’ or ‘Masters in International Business’. ‘Masters in Management’ is a very similar to the MBA program but accepts students with 15 years of education and with little/no work experience. Moreover, Masters in Management is being offered by the top 20 universities across Europe and Asia. London Business School, London School of Economics, HEC Paris, etc have these courses.  A comprehensive list of the top masters program can be found at http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2013.

Masters in Management MBA
Average Age 22-23 years 28-31 years
Professional Experience 0-1 year Minimum 5 years
Course Curriculum More theoretical Aspects of management More on the practical application of the management aspects
Admission Criteria Only few colleges require GMAT All colleges require GMAT score
Job placements Entry level jobs into management side Vertical or lateral hiring

 

USA: The United States of America has been the most loved country for post graduate studies. According to UNSECO, around 10000 students from India study in United States of America every year. Should a three years bachelor’s degree (or 15 years of formal education) act as a deterrent while applying for an MBA abroad?

The answer is ‘No’. A lot of schools do accept applications from candidates having 15 years of education. While evaluating applications, the admissions committee looks at you as a complete package rather than focusing on just 1 single aspect, so if the rest of your application is strong, you may still have a shot at the top schools.

 

There are certain Universities in USA which accept 15 years of education e.g.Wichita State University, Hult International Business School, New York Institute of Technology, North Eastern Illinois State University ,New Jersey Institute of Technology, UMAS Lowell, UMAS Boston, UMAS Dartmouth   etc to name a few. IDEAL CREDence will help you with the admission process and place you in the right universities.

 

 USA Education at Glance:

Country Degree Average Salary Cost of Living (Per Annum) Post Study Visa Course duration Exams Requirements
USA MS $60000 $15000-$20000 1 year OPT period 1.5-2 years TOEFL/IELTS and GRE 15/16 years of  education
MBA $90000 $15000-$20000 1 year OPT period 2 years TOEFL/IELTS and GMAT 15/16 years of  education

 

Canada:

Canada is another destination popular among the Indian student for its proximity to USA and for being a cost effective destination. Canada like USA also has pre requisite for 16 years of education for Masters and MBA course. There are universities and colleges which accept 15 years of education like Vancouver Island University, Thomson River University, and University Canada West etc. After Masters/ MBA student is eligible for 2 years work permit visa.

Canada also has specific program for 15 years education students called as Graduate Diploma Programs. These programs are equivalent of post graduate diploma programs in India. All the diploma programs are available in top- most universities of Canada and accept 15 years of education. Post the graduate diploma program student is eligible for all the masters’ courses. Moreover, one can also work in Canada after completing the Graduate Diploma Programs.

Canada Education at Glance:

Country Degree Average Salary Cost of Living (Per Annum) Post Study Visa Course duration Exams Requirements
Canada GraduateDiploma C$25000-C$35000 C$10000-C$15000 1 year post study work visa 1 year IELTS/TOEFL 15 years of education
Masters/ MBA C$50000-C$70000 C$10000-C$15000 2 years post study work visa 2 years GRE, GMAT. ILETS/TOEFL 15/16 years of education

 

 

UK: The UK has been welcoming international students to its universities and colleges for many years. In 2008, there were around 1.8 million full-time undergraduate students in higher education, of which over 100000 were international students.

 

In UK almost all major Universities accept 15 years of Education for Masters and MBA Program. Top Universities like London School of Economics, Cass Business School, Cranfield Business School, University of Bath, University of Durham, University of Edinburgh, etc. There are also certain universities which provide compulsory placements as a part of course curriculum like University of De Montford, University of Sheffield Hallam  etc.

 

UK Education at a Glance

 

Country Degree Average Salary Cost of Living (Per Annum) Post Study Visa Course duration Exams Requirements
UK Masters £ 20000-£30000 £10000-£15000 4 months post study 1 year IELTS and  GMAT 15 years of education
MBA £ 50000-£60000 £15000-£20000 4 months post study 1 -1.5 years IELTS and GMAT 15 years of education

 

Singapore: Singapore is a premier knowledge hub and is intellectually enriching. It has a class of its own and everyone knows about it. Singapore like European Union accepts 15 years of education. There 7 national universities National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological Unversity, Singapore Management University, SIM University, Singapore Institute of Technology etc.

Singapore Education at Glance:

 

Country Degree Average Salary Cost of Living (Per Annum) Post Study Visa Course duration Exams Requirements
Singapore Master S$35000-S$45000 S$15000-S$20000 1 year employment pass 4 years SAT, TOEFL/IELTS 15 years of education
MBA S$50000-S$60000 S$15000-S$20000 1 year employment pass 1-1.5 years GRE/GMAT, IELTS/TOEFL 15 years of education

 

Ireland: Ireland has topped a list of the World’s Friendliest Countries in a survey drawn up by the Lonely Planet travel guide group. Ireland is a dynamic, lively, modern country with about 40% population below 25 years and one of the fastest growing economics in the world. Ireland is one of the most unknown destination but one of the best destinations to study. Like UK all universities accept 15 years of education. Universities like University college Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology etc are top universities for Masters course across the globe.

 

Ireland Education at Glance:

Country Degree Average Salary Cost of Living (Per Annum) Post Study Visa Course duration Exams Requirements
Ireland Masters € 25000- € 30000 € 10000 to € 15000 1 year post study work visa 1-1.5 years GRE, GMAT , IELTS 15 years of education

 

Australia: Australia is fast becoming a preferred destination in terms of education among Indian students. Currently, this “land of kangaroos” attracts the third largest number of international students in the English-speaking world after the US and the UK. Graduates from Australia are very successful in finding jobs and hold prominent positions worldwide. Additionally, they are readily accepted for postgraduate study at leading international universities. All universities in Australia accept 15 years of education. Some top universities in Australia are University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, University of Queensland etc.

Australia Education at a Glance

Country Degree Average Salary Cost of Living (Per Annum) Post Study Visa Course duration Exams
Australia Masters A$40000-A$50000 A$10000-A$15000 2 years post study work visa IELTS 15 years of education.
MBA A$60000-A$80000 A$10000-A$15000 2 years post study work visa GRE, GMAT, IELTS 15 years of Education

 

There is plethora of opportunities for 15 years of education overseas. It is very important to understand which are the right program and the right country for you.

 

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