What does Masters mean and how you can choose the right one for you by distinguishing real Masters from normal postgraduate courses Completed studies and graduation, what to do now? Italy is full of graduates who cannot find work and more and more former students do not know what to do after graduation. As many others are those who want to specialize but do not know which Master to choose and whether it is preferable to enroll in a Master or any advanced course. But then, how to make the right choice? Which specialization to choose? How to choose a Master? Let's try to tidy up. First of all, the following aspects must be taken into account when choosing: Placement data (i.e. the percentage of students actually entered into the world of work) Network of companies connected to the school , Quality of teachers Quality of training programs What is and what does Master mean A Master is a training course to be undertaken after graduation, which allows you to develop your knowledge and operational skills on specific business strategic areas. Thanks to a Master's, students enhance their personal skills, completing and integrating their university preparation thanks to knowledge and skills that are in line with the professionalism required by the job market. The objective of a Master, in fact, is to transfer behavioral skills and organizational skills to students, as well as the development of autonomous and contextualized learning skills within organizations. Undertaking such an important training course is an important life choice for a young person who has just graduated. There are, however, different types of courses defined as "Masters", some even improperly, and this is also what we will talk about in this article. What it is and what it means University Master After graduation, you can take different paths. There are University Masters (divided into first level and second level Masters) and non-University Masters. A University Master is a course of study managed by a public or private university (as long as they are recognized), which the student can only undertake after a degree. It has the character of "scientific specialization and permanent and recurrent higher education" ( art. 3 of the MURST decree 509/1999 and MIUR decree 270/2004 ). Depending on whether the degree obtained is three-year or specialist, we distinguish the first level Masters from the second level ones. What is a first level Master? Anyone who: He holds a bachelor's degree He has a master's degree or a single cycle degree from the old system What is a first level Master? Anyone who: He has a master's degree or a single cycle degree from the old system. What it is and what it means non-University Master On the other hand, a non-university Master is recognized by training schools (public or private) and business schools. At the end of the Master, a Certificate of Attendance / Participation is issued and the students, to participate, may have obtained any type of degree, both three-year and master's. Master in General Management The Masters in General Management typically have a general approach, which touches all the main functional and business areas of companies. These are - as a rule - intended for young graduates without significant work experience and are therefore intended as the completion of a university-type training for the purpose of inclusion in a corporate career path. Specialized Masters The specialized Masters are used to deepen the knowledge of a specific function, area of the company or sector of activity. They are normally intended for students who have previously obtained a degree with coherent and significant training contents with respect to the specialization considered. Even this type of Master does not normally require prior work experience, although some participants can access it after several years of work. Master of Business Administration (MBA) The Masters in Business Administration present generalistic training programs that aim to integrate knowledge / skills in the various business areas, according to a strategic managerial perspective. They are generally aimed at participants who already have significant business-related work experience and have the aim of: Encourage a change in the professional role previously held, Promote an acceleration in the career path. Specialized Executive Master These programs are aimed at participants with long working experience and who intend to access managerial and / or professional positions of a higher level. The Specialized Executive Masters may include delivery methods and functional or sectoral focuses that allow the program to be aligned with the professional commitments of the participants. Programs with functional, sectorial or thematic area content fall into this category. Finding your way around is certainly not easy. Following a managerial path means trying to bridge that bridge between university and work, between theoretical and practical training, which can grant greater employment opportunities. When choosing, the following aspects must be taken into account: placement data(the percentage of students actually inserted into the world of work), network of companies connected to the school, quality of teachers and training programs . Despite this, it is still not easy to find your way around. For the same reason, in addition to the title of the Master and the personal preparation for a course rather than another, for an address or for a specific location, it is necessary to have clear ideas about what is really discriminating in terms of guarantees and feedback on the field. , immediate. The advantages of an ASFOR accredited Master ASFOR is the Italian Association for Management Training and its goal is to promote the development of the management culture in Italy. Thanks to the Master's Accreditation Process, ASFOR promotes a managerial training model that gives value to participants and organizations. Thanks to accreditation, recent graduates: They acquire new disciplinary skills They develop managerial and internationally recognized soft skills. An ASFOR accredited Master meets specific requirements, including: Minimum duration of 1,200 hours (General Management) or 1,000 hours (specialist) A part of the study plan concerns the general aspects of Management Use of active teaching methodologies Minimum placement rate of 80% ASFOR, therefore, grants accreditation only to Masters that guarantee (from 80% upwards) work to the students, already from the very first months after the end of the lessons. AFORISMA - School of Management - with the ASFOR accredited Master in Business Management , trains students in business management and organization. The XIX Edition of the Master in Business Management AFORISMA responds to the demands of the Labor Market, allows to define this professionalism in a clear and unambiguous way, placing it in a highly competitive organizational context in which, to make the difference, are the skills that each one will have been able to own. All this is made possible by the teaching staff and by the Skills Assessment and Career Counseling path that each student faces, whose goal is to give breath and enhance the skills and best attitudes of each, in order to cover valuable roles in the market. work.
School is over, and this time forever. You took all the exams, handed in your projects and discussed the thesis. And now? It's time to find a place to put what you've learned to use. The problem is that when deciding what to do after graduation, you often don't know where to start. This is why we have compiled a guide with do's and don'ts in terms of applications and interviews, with some tips for enjoying your first job after university. The candidacy TO DO: Take some time to recover your energy Nowhere is it written that you have to throw yourself into a job as soon as you graduate. After years of studying, you are entitled to a break. Your first job is an opportunity to start from scratch and the best way to do it is with a clear mind. The figures are on your side: according to the latest Istat report, in Italy in the 20 to 34 age group the employment rate of graduates is almost 30 points (28.6%) higher than that recorded among graduates. So after all the hours