Courses in Professional Studies

A course is an academic class taught by instructors experienced in a specific field of study. Courses vary in length depending on the subject matter, scope of content and other factors. Some have exclusive entry requirements while others offer open enrollment. What is a course in professional studies? This discipline is designed to help high school and college graduates prepare to enter a competit… Read more

A course is an academic class taught by instructors experienced in a specific field of study. Courses vary in length depending on the subject matter, scope of content and other factors. Some have exclusive entry requirements while others offer open enrollment.

What is a course in professional studies? This discipline is designed to help high school and college graduates prepare to enter a competitive workforce. Areas of focus are broad and often include social sciences, business, law and economics. Some programs prepare graduates for leadership roles in their industries, while others assist international students who are seeking work in another country. Industry-based programs can be targeted to an individual's specific career goals; for example, professional studies courses within health care programs often focus on research.

Most career-minded individuals can benefit from this type of course. Students learn to establish best practices in their fields, which makes them more qualified for leadership roles. Professional studies courses may also teach specific skills such as managing computer systems and effective business writing, which can come in handy in any profession.

Because the length and scope of professional studies courses vary dramatically from one program to the next, it is difficult to estimate the cost. In general, extensive, comprehensive courses cost more than shorter programs.

The career prospects for an individual who has taken a course in professional studies are diverse, since these classes are often combined with specialized study in technology, business and finance. You may want to consider this course if you are interested in high-level business management roles such as chief executive officer or chief operating officer. Many students succeed in business consulting roles in which they provide their knowledge and expertise to other companies. These types of courses can also lead to a career as a human resources manager, financial services provider, business analyst or project manager.

Professional studies courses are available worldwide both online and through colleges and universities. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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NCUK
Manchester, United Kingdom

A programme of exceptional quality, designed with and for universities The Master's Preparation qualification is the best preparation for success on your chosen postgraduate d ... +

A programme of exceptional quality, designed with and for universities The Master's Preparation qualification is the best preparation for success on your chosen postgraduate degree and in your future career – it ensures you Get In and Get On. -
Courses
Full-time
10 weeks
English
Campus
 
The Design Ecademy - Online Design Courses

Accredited Lighting Design course - CERTIFIED Lighting Designers can earn big in the lighting design industry. Online courses, no experience or qualifications required

Accredited Lighting Design course - CERTIFIED Lighting Designers can earn big in the lighting design industry. Online courses, no experience or qualifications required -
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Full-time
Part-time
8 months
English
Online
 
Elevate Health
Netherlands Online, Netherlands

This course focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology and elaborates on examples from relevant literature. The aim is to provide you with the knowledge t ... +

This course focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology and elaborates on examples from relevant literature. The aim is to provide you with the knowledge to evaluate and assess applied clinical research and data analyses and give you sufficient scientific and methodological background information to actively participate in clinical studies. -
Courses
Part-time
3 weeks
English
24 Feb 2020
17 Feb 2020
Online
 
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Australia Online, Australia

At USQ, we understand the importance of keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date, especially if you are looking to upskill or re-skill. That’s why we offer a range o ... +

At USQ, we understand the importance of keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date, especially if you are looking to upskill or re-skill. That’s why we offer a range of professional development ‘single courses’ that provide you with access to our educational resources, lecturers, and facilities, without the commitment of a full degree. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
6 semesters
English
Feb 2020
Online
 
IES Abroad
Barcelona, Spain

Our program guarantees* an unpaid, for-credit, 12-week internship placement of at least 30 hours a week in the field of your choice. Develop your professional skills, your abi ... +

Our program guarantees* an unpaid, for-credit, 12-week internship placement of at least 30 hours a week in the field of your choice. Develop your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and gain real work experience that will jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. -
Courses
Full-time
3 months
English, Spanish
07 Jan 2020
Campus
 
E-Careers
Slough, United Kingdom +1 More

Be able to create a safe working environment with the guidelines set by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) with this National General Ce ... +

Be able to create a safe working environment with the guidelines set by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) with this National General Certificate. -
Courses
Part-time
English
Online
 
Computer Systems Institute
Chicago, USA +4 More

Computer Systems Institute’s Skill Building programs offer a way for students to gain professional skills needed in the business world. Each program is a specialized, fast-pac ... +

Computer Systems Institute’s Skill Building programs offer a way for students to gain professional skills needed in the business world. Each program is a specialized, fast-paced, flexible, and academically rigorous course of study. -
Courses
Full-time
11 weeks
English
Campus
 
Elevate Health
Netherlands Online, Netherlands

This course is a core component of any Master's degree in Epidemiology and is also key to being able to follow specialized online medical courses in epidemiology. Its aim is f ... +

This course is a core component of any Master's degree in Epidemiology and is also key to being able to follow specialized online medical courses in epidemiology. Its aim is for you to learn about the principles and practice of cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies. We will discuss design, data collection, and outcome measures, as well as the major advantages and disadvantages of the different study designs. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
16 Mar 2020
09 Mar 2020
Online
 
Elevate Health
Netherlands Online, Netherlands

The course consists of plenary presentations, small-group discussions, and computer exercises using the statistical software package R. It is one of the online medical courses ... +

The course consists of plenary presentations, small-group discussions, and computer exercises using the statistical software package R. It is one of the online medical courses that are a part of the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online Program. -
Courses
Part-time
3 weeks
English
27 Jan 2020
20 Jan 2020
Online
 
IES Abroad
Cape Town, South Africa

You have the opportunity to take specially designed courses with other IES Abroad students in a variety of disciplines. These English-taught IES Abroad courses were created wi ... +

You have the opportunity to take specially designed courses with other IES Abroad students in a variety of disciplines. These English-taught IES Abroad courses were created with a comparative and interrelated curricular focus in order to help you learn more about South Africa and its neighboring countries. Choose from several Health Science or Sociology courses taught by local lecturers and learn how globalization, development, and disease affect different communities. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
English
27 Jan 2020
Campus
 
IES Abroad
Santiago, Chile

Our Politics, Social Justice & Language Program allows you to fully immerse yourself in the daily life and culture of Chile while studying the Spanish language and politic ... +

Our Politics, Social Justice & Language Program allows you to fully immerse yourself in the daily life and culture of Chile while studying the Spanish language and political topics. Explore the intricacies of the Chilean sociopolitical landscape: student activism, the arts as a form of resistance, human rights issues, and an impressive literary culture (via world-renowned authors like Pablo Neruda and Isabel Allende). Your studies and extracurricular adventures will without a doubt allow you to embark on a real-life case study of Chile’s thriving society. -
Courses
Full-time
Spanish
24 Feb 2020
Campus
 
IES Abroad
Vienna, Austria

Vienna is teeming with people from around the world who have made this city their home. Situated at the center of Europe and rich in culture, this is a place where people from ... +

Vienna is teeming with people from around the world who have made this city their home. Situated at the center of Europe and rich in culture, this is a place where people from all walks of life thrive. Perhaps not surprisingly, it is also a city where the study of society has a long history and where modern psychology claims its birthplace. Many prominent thinkers made Vienna their home—Alfred Adler, Max Wertheimer, Helene Deutsch, Erwin Ringel, Viktor Frankl (who taught at IES Abroad), and, of course, Sigmund Freud. -
Courses
Full-time
English, German
13 Jan 2020
Campus
 
IES Abroad
London, United Kingdom

Build a global network of professional contacts while taking in everything that London has to offer. Our program guarantees an unpaid, for-credit, 14-week internship placement ... +

Build a global network of professional contacts while taking in everything that London has to offer. Our program guarantees an unpaid, for-credit, 14-week internship placement of at least 32-40 hours a week in the field of your choice. Develop your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and gain real work experience that will jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. -
Courses
Full-time
English
14 Jan 2020
Campus
 
IES Abroad
Milan, Italy

Imagine having an internship in Milan — home to the Borsa Italiana (stock exchange) and Milan Fashion Week, and the design and business capital of Italy. Here you can sp ... +

Imagine having an internship in Milan — home to the Borsa Italiana (stock exchange) and Milan Fashion Week, and the design and business capital of Italy. Here you can spend the semester honing your craft at an atelier or in public relations for an international fashion house, not to mention internship opportunities in e-commerce, luxury companies, and music. -
Courses
Full-time
English, Italian
13 Jan 2020
Campus