As a new academic year commences, I find myself reviewing our new cohorts. Historically, our postgraduate student body has over 90 percent in full time employment, with these subdivided into self-funding individuals and employer-funded candidates.

Recently this latter segment has been on the rise, despite some findings around the internet indicating otherwise:

The days of a big company saying OK, we are going to fund five students every year for a set number of years…those kind of days are pretty much over,” says Richard Johnson, associate dean for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business EMBA program.

Michael Desidero, executive director for...

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About the Author:

Matthew Cooper is director of postgraduates programs at Arden University. He has a long experience in international business, and a wide knowledge of the Far East culture and markets.