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Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Education Abroad

13.10.17

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Education Abroad

 

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development training online and abroad

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Corporate Social Responsibility Online Courses

The most affordable option that will allow you to get a quick introduction to the field of knowledge from advanced educational institutions is to take free courses in English on open platforms of world famous universities. On the edX platform, for example, you can take a course Corporate Social Responsibility: A Strategic Approachdeveloped by faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. Passing the course itself is free. The course lasts 4 weeks and involves self-study volume of 2-5 hours per week. If you need confirmation of the course, you can order an official certificate worth $ 49 upon completion. If this area is new for you, then such a course will be an excellent accelerated introduction to the field, which will also allow you to master the basic theories and cases, update professional vocabulary in the field and determine the path of necessary development in this area. 

Related courses available on the same platform From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Innovation from Babson University (beginning January 16, 2018) and course Strategic Management: From Insight into Decision (beginning March 14, 2018), which integrates the CSR module. The latter is more intense and involves self-study in the amount of 8-10 hours per week for 6 weeks. Upon completion, you can get a certificate for $ 149 or take a course as part of the MicroMaster program on the same site.

Education Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development at universities abroad

Also, there are full-time and online higher education programs at universities and business schools in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain and other countries. Since your area still refers to business education, the cost of such programs is corresponding. So, the Swiss business school Sustainability Management School offers an online MBA program in Sustainability managementdesigned for 18 months. Depending on the method of payment, the cost of training is from 14,900 to 25,200 CHF. The business school does not provide scholarships.

Regarding traditional face-to-face programs, De Montfort University offers an annual program. International Business and Corporate Social Responsibility MSc... Tuition fee will be £ 13,100 upon admission for the 2018/2019 academic year. In case of early payment of the deposit, the university provides international students with discounts ranging from £ 1,000 to £ 2,500. Applicants with outstanding academic and professional record can be awarded scholarships ranging from £ 5,000 to full tuition coverage. 

EOI Business School in Spain Offers a 10-Month International Master's Program Sustainable development and corporate responsibility... At the moment, the cost of training is 15.200 €. The most successful students who do not have sufficient funds to finance their studies are awarded grants ranging from 10% to 30% of the tuition fee. 

Specialization in Corporate Social Responsibility is a narrowly focused area and is often studied in the context of business administration programs, strategic management, etc. Therefore, you can additionally consider more general master's programs in business administration or strategic management, which include modules on CSR. The choice of such programs in English is much wider both in terms of geography, cost, and duration of study.

Other CSP Training Opportunities

I also recommend paying attention to professional exchange programsadministered by the US Department of State's Educational and Cultural Programs Bureau. These programs involve internships in US companies as part of the objectives identified by the program. Since this area is relevant, for many American companies, internships are a unique opportunity to study this topic in practice. It is important to carefully read the description of the programs and the requirements for the potential participant. Programs are fully funded by the host, so they require competitive selection.

There are opportunities for immersion in the CSP sphere. I hope that the proposed options will allow a more detailed analysis of the pros and cons of each and make the best choice, taking into account your goals and priorities of financial and time resources.

 

Author: Evgenia Efremova, graduate student at Harvard University 
and academic director of Global Ambassador

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Musical education abroad

13.10.17

Musical education abroad

 

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Musical education abroad

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Professional music education can be obtained in any country. Musical educational institutions offer a bachelor's degree in music - the initial four years of study, which are equivalent to the initial three courses of Russian higher education, a master's degree in music - another two years of study, a doctorate, which is obtained after the next three years of study. Professional musicians are trained in music schools, institutes, music academies, as well as in the music departments of universities. The most famous educational institutions are:

The cost of studying at universities abroad ranges from the budget up to 60 US. If in Europe you can find programs worth 000 euros per year, then the cost in the above US universities can vary from 600 to 30 US dollars. Despite their high cost, US universities are known for their generous scholarships for gifted musicians.

Admission to music universities involves entrance examinations, the contents and terms of which can vary significantly from country to country, from university to university. The most universal ones include proof of language proficiency in the program, introductory documents in the form of certificates / diplomas of higher education, letters of recommendation from teachers, motivation letter and video portfolio.

An individual selection of programs from a number of available options should take into account the correspondence of the desired degree and level of current training, the entrance requirements of the program and your academic background, the requirements for the language and current level of proficiency, the cost of the program and financial capabilities, within your long-term goals.

 

Author: Evgenia Efremova, graduate student at Harvard University 
and academic director of Global Ambassador

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Popular majors in the USA

13.10.17

Popular majors in the USA

 

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What specialties are most popular among international students at Harvard and America in general?

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According to statistics from 2016, about 1 million foreign students studied in different programs in the USA. The most popular specialties among international students were engineering specialties, which trained about 22% of the total number of international students, and another 19% studied in business and management. At the same time, compared with the previous year, the growth of students in engineering specialties was 10%, significantly outstripping the growth of interest in business and management. In third place were mathematics and the exact sciences, in which 2016% of all international students studied in 12, with the most impressive growth of 25% compared to the previous year. In fourth place, with approximately the same indicators in 7% of the total number of international students, they divided humanitarian and natural sciences.

Thus, many international students enter the United States to receive an education in applied sciences. Management and business disciplines continue to enjoy traditional popularity.

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The picture with the choice of specialties among freshmen at Harvard, where most of the students are US citizens, looks somewhat different. 26.5% of Harvard University's newly enrolled students expressed a preference for studying social disciplines, 19% plan to study biological disciplines, 15.5% plan on humanities and 12% study engineering disciplines. Given that in the system of first higher education in the United States at many universities, including Harvard, students choose their own field of study and can change it during their studies, it is possible that by the time they graduate in 2021, these statistics will change.

Sources: 
IEE Open Doors Data, https://www.iie.org/Research-and-Insights/Open-Doors/Data/International-Students
Harvard College Admissions: https://college.harvard.edu/admissions/admissions-statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 


Author: Evgenia Efremova, graduate student at Harvard University 
and academic director of Global Ambassador

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Prospects in Russia after studying abroad

13.10.17

Prospects in Russia after studying abroad

 

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What are the prospects in Russia for those who have received education abroad?

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The employment prospects of a graduate of a foreign university are determined by many factors: the demand for the acquired skills and specialty in general among employers in Russia, the quality of education received abroad and its applicability in Russian practice, and, of course, the personal characteristics and expectations of the graduate himself. That is, the prospects are exactly those that we create for ourselves, making a choice in favor of one or another education.

You can study at the best US university in one of the most popular specialties, and not get a job in Russia not because there is no employer where the graduate could realize his skills and ambitions, but because, for example, expectations regarding the remuneration or work culture of the company do not match. Or vice versa, in Russia you can get a large international company in a worthy position and achieve rapid career development, while graduating from a training program in Russia. Everything is determined by the long-term professional goals of the student, and the compatibility of acquired knowledge and skills in a foreign university with the requirements of an employer in Russia.

The number of programs of the first higher and postgraduate education abroad is growing every day. In addition to the unconditional leading countries for the admission of international students, such as the USA, Great Britain, Canada and Australia, educational institutions in many countries of Europe, China, South Korea and many other countries attract international students with the aim of increasing university income sources and expanding the cultural composition of students. These universities introduce training programs in English, and spend huge advertising budgets to increase the composition of international students. Amid such diversity, it is easy to get lost or even go astray.

Unfortunately, many parents continue to view foreign education as “prestigious”, while not always understanding what they mean by “prestigious”.

In pursuit of a prestigious education, parents are ready to do everything possible to send the child to study abroad. The situation is aggravated by agencies that promote foreign educational institutions and paint a bright future, without warning parents about the peculiarities of employment in a particular country.

As a rule, when deciding to send a child to study abroad, parents aim at providing the child with the opportunity to live and work in another country. Given the financial resources, language opportunities and academic preparation of children on the one hand and the desire to arrange the life of the child as successfully as possible, on the other, it is important to consider obtaining higher education as a means of achieving a long-term professional goal. Therefore, the question is, what is your long-term goal, what skills and knowledge are necessary to achieve it, what risks and opportunities exist? The answers to these questions do not lie on the surface, and, unfortunately, can not always be objectively provided by consultants of educational agencies. These questions require a thorough analysis of the economy of a country, an understanding of the nuances of the labor market that international students face, an understanding of visa policies and restrictions, the relevance of the specialty in the chosen country of study, and the proposed career path. If you are planning a career in another country, you should also clearly understand what skills an employer requires in this area. Such a study will allow you not only to be more critical of the choice of a university and study program, but also to study more purposefully later.

If you plan to study abroad in order to increase your competitiveness in the labor market in Russia, it is important to understand what specialties and skills are in demand by employers in Russia.

What skills can you get while studying abroad, which are difficult to acquire, studying at a Russian university? In Russia there are a huge number of worthy and progressive employers of both Russian and international high-tech companies, the requirements for employment in which are not inferior to world standards. And both graduates of Russian universities and graduates of foreign universities successfully work in them.

Unlike schoolchildren applying for undergraduate programs, many young professionals, having worked in Russia and having determined the circle of necessary knowledge and skills necessary for further career development, usually more carefully choose study programs abroad, thus starting from the requirements of the field. Therefore, having received this knowledge in a foreign university, graduates of such programs continue to successfully develop their careers in Russia.

Say what you like, in choosing a country of study and educational institution, whether for programs of first higher or postgraduate education, it is worth starting from a professional goal and necessary skills, while taking into account the macroeconomic and political factors of the proposed country of employment.

I really do not want to generalize and single out any countries, since in any country there are worthy universities, but there are universities that provide mediocre education for great money. Both that and other education can appear inapplicable if the received skills and knowledge do not meet the requirements of the employers interesting you.

Thus, the prospects of a graduate of a foreign university in Russia are determined by both the specific characteristics of the acquired foreign education and the features and actions of the candidate himself. Given the diversity of international programs, foreign education gives you more opportunities to choose a provider of education, educational content and desired skills. There is a means for any purpose, it remains only to determine this goal!

 

Author: Evgenia Efremova, graduate student at Harvard University 
and academic director of Global Ambassador

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How to enter Stanford? (Video answer to questions from subscribers)

16.10.17

How to enter Stanford? (Video answer to questions from subscribers)

 

 
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Answers to readers' questions

 

"How likely is it to enter Stanford for a bachelor with full funding? Isn't it too late to think about it in grade 10?" - such questions were asked by the reader in the rubric of questions to Evgenia Efremova.

Watch the detailed video answer in two parts and find out:

  • Is it difficult to enter Stanford and what indicators should I be guided by?
  • How to get financing?
  • Isn't it too late to think about entering a top university in grade 10?
question orange You can also ask Eugenia a question about entering and studying abroad. Visit our VKontakte group or write in a message in facebook group.
 

Author: Evgenia Efremova, graduate student at Harvard University 
and academic director of Global Ambassador

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