2020-06-11 22:57:27 |What’s better? A One-year or a Two-year MBA
Once you’ve made up your mind to do an MBA, you’ll find yourself perplexed with a variety of options related to country and college selection. Besides, you’ll find yourself contemplating whether to opt for a One-year or a Two-year MBA program. Here, we aim to provide you the toolset required to make an informed decision.
One of the pertinent concern most applicants face regarding this decision is assessing the quality of education on offer. Does a One-year MBA offer the same quality of education as opposed to a Two-year program? The short and sweet answer to that quandary is a resounding Yes! Duration is by no means a yardstick to be used while evaluating quality.
You must then be thinking, what possibly could be the purpose of a Two-year program when students already have the possibility to acquire similar knowledge and information through a One-year program? The answer to that is a bit complex. What we need to understand is that the duration of an MBA program is country and individual requirement specific.
Let’s see if we can make it simpler for you! While educational institutes in countries such as the US have a definite orientation towards a Two-year MBA program, MBA schools in European countries (except schools such as HEC, Manchester, and LBS) prefer a 1-1.5-year duration. In Nepal, most Executive MBA programs have a one-year term. Singapore offers students a 16-month program. Canada provides options for both, One and Two-year MBA programs. The vast number of permutations and combinations possible makes choosing between one or the other an overwhelming process.
One other factor (possibly a defining one) that has a bearing on the type of an MBA program on offer is a students’ individual requirement. While some prospective MBA applicants look at further harnessing their managerial knowledge base, others aim for a complete functional change. Business schools offer programs of variable time durations to serve the needs of as many students as possible.
Let’s now have a look at some of the crucial distinctions between the two programs:
Ultimately, the choice of opting between a One-year or a Two-year MBA program depends on individual preferences. We at Education First, can make the process of arriving at that decision relatively simpler by aligning you with our consultation experts who have years of experience in providing correct guidance to thousands of students. If you find yourself in a similar dilemma, get in touch with our International Education experts right away by calling us at 01-4247067 or 01-4262513!
2020-06-11 23:10:35 |Merits of studying in the UK
The UK is one of the most desired destination in the world for students looking to study abroad. According
to the UK Council for International Student Affairs, 4,42,375 foreign students were attending university in
the UK in 2016-17. Comprising of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the UK has been one
of the first choices for many Nepalese students every year. So, what is it that sets the UK apart from other \
prized options such as the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Germany? Why do so many students
from Nepal yearn to go to the UK for further studies every year? Let’s look at a few possible reasons:
The UK has a diverse array of Top Universities. Some esteemed institutions include the University of
Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College, London, University College of London, and the London
School of Economics and Political Science. It is not surprising then that in the UK, 11 Universities rank in
the top 100, another 18 Universities in the top 200, and about ten more are ranked amongst the top 300
in the world.
UK has an edge over the US due to cheaper tuition and accommodation rates. Studying abroad can be
expensive and most of the burden is borne by your parents, so it is always practical to look for options
which fall within your budget. In the UK, the tuition fees for undergraduate and graduate students can vary
from £10,000 and above. As opposed to the US, the duration of both the UG and MS programs are
shorter in the UK. In the UK, you can finish your bachelor’s degree in three years and your master’s
degree in a year.
Nepalese students find it easier to apply to Universities in the UK, than in the US due to a far more
seamless procedure which eliminates all stumbling blocks in the way, at least for undergraduate
applications. One can apply anywhere in the country through one common portal, more famously known
as the UCAS, which ensures that you can put forth your candidature to a maximum of 5 Universities.
Applying to UK Universities means you save a considerable amount of time as the writing requirements
are minimal (for example, one Statement of Purpose is adequate).
The standard norm for students is to work for up to 20 hours a week, at an hourly pay of £10-£12. Unique
opportunities can be found in any field. For example, if you are doing a major in Finance, you can attain
an internship in an accounting firm and work as an apprentice under an accountant. Similarly, you can
function as a paralegal in a law firm while pursuing your law degree. Such internships are a golden
opportunity to add something worthwhile to your Resume and grasp hands-on knowledge through on the
It is a constant worry for students whether they will be able to secure a job, post the completion of their
degree or will have to pack their bags to return to Nepal. Much to your relief, the UK has a plethora of
opportunities for students, and if you are considering staying back to find employment, you need not fret.
Sustaining and supporting yourself in the UK comes with enormous costs and the Universities understand
this as much as you do. Financing your education becomes relatively easier with the aid provided by
merit-based scholarships. This is coupled with academic excellence awards which hand out about
20-25% fee discounts, which is bound to ease your overall burden.
The UK still has an old-world charm about it, balanced nicely with modern infrastructure. Academically
speaking, the UK has some of the best departments and faculties/researchers in the world to guide you in
achieving your career ambitions. All this and more at affordable costs & a multicultural society to go
along. Studying in the UK could be one of the best decisions you’ll ever take!