Master’s Degree: Which one? When? Why?

In these times of crisis the need to be better academically prepared is more clear, and how to go about doing it requires an in-depth analysis.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Nancy Cueto, the director of International Development at IE University, notes in her article published in Americaeconomia.com: “Graduate studies are always a boost in any professional career, but the extra benefit depends on having the right focus and if the investment in this level of education is really more profitable.”

What is the specialization needed to obtain an advantage over the competition for the best jobs? How much previous experience should I accumulate before taking on a master’s program? Which institution? How much money can I invest?

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$20 Million for Honduran Higher Education

April 2011

An agreement between the CABEI and the Central American Technological University will give students access to loans with which to finance up to 100% of the cost of their studies.

The project is aimed at people studying graduate and post-graduate level technical courses in order to improve the quality of education and improve Honduras's competitiveness in this area.

Honduras to improve basic education with IDB support

April 2011

Honduras will improve basic education for more than 100,000 students with the help of a $37 million loan from the IDB.

The financing will help students to learn more in basic education schools that serve the country’s poorest population.

The program’s goal of improving educational quality is designed to complement the “Bono 10Mil” program, which provides conditional cash transfers to low-income families that keep their children in school.

El Salvador: $60 million for Education

December 2011

The World Bank has approved a loan to improve the quality of education of middle and high school students.

Press release: World Bank

More than 41,000 middle and high school students in El Salvador will have access to quality education as a result of a proposed $60 million loan approved today by the World Bank's Executive Board.

Rise of Private Universities in Panama

November 2013

Enrollment levels at private universities are the same as those in public institutions, and the annual income of some of them is over $30 million.

Panamaamerica.com.pa reports: "In recent years these universities have continued to grow, not only in new students, for which they account for 48% of the country's total, but also in market share, which demonstrates how much of a big business they have become. "

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