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What is a Master’s degree and what are its advantages

Aug 12, 2022 | Milan

There are many students who, having finished their degree, still do not feel ready to face the work environment. This is because, often, many degree programs tend to provide more theoretical notions, never focusing on the technical and practical aspects of the job. 

This insecurity and lack of hard skills leads recent graduates to enroll in Master’s program, with the goal of delving into the more technical side of their studies and preparing themselves for the world of work.

What is a Master’s degree?

A Master’s degree is a postgraduate educational path that allows the development of more technical skills related to specific strategic business areas.

In most cases it is of one-year duration and is the kind of course of study that helps young people enter the world of work, thanks to the development of hard skills that complement their university preparation.

There are different types of master’s degrees but also shorter educational paths that unfortunately very often are passed off as these.

Difference between university and non-university Master’s degree

After graduating, two paths open up: attending a university or non-university master’s degree.

The former is a nationally recognized course of study run by the university, either public or private, which the student can attend only after earning a bachelor’s degree. In turn, it can be divided into two types: Level I Master’s degree, which can also be attended only after earning a bachelor’s degree, and Level II Master’s degree, which is intended only for those who hold a master’s degree. 

The non-university Master’s degree is a course of study recognized by public or private training schools, business schools and often by the region.

In most cases, it is not necessary to have a bachelor’s degree to gain access to it. Once completed, a simple certificate of attendance is issued.

In both cases, this is usually accompanied by an internship at a company or institution that has funded it.

What are the advantages of a Master’s degree?

Knowing more you can understand what its advantages actually are and whether or not it is worthwhile to attend it.

1. Deepen all technical aspects

As we have already mentioned, this path is best suited to delve into all those technical and practical aspects that the field in which one wants to make a career requires

Let’s take the example of a Marketing student who decides to specialize as a Digital Marketing Manager. It is clear that the notions learned during the university path will be fundamental to face the world of work, but he will clearly need more vertical and technical training related to the world of digital, putting into practice tools and platforms that he will have to use daily at work.

2. Enrich your resume

Finding a job immediately after graduating from college is not always that easy, especially for all those students coming from more general faculties. 

Very often recruiters look for a more vertical figure in a candidate, specialized in a specific field and with hard skills already established. Here, then, the Master’s degree turns out to be the right key for easier access to the world of work, giving the resume that extra edge.

3. Gaining experience and networking

Another advantage is clearly the possibility of accessing the work environment through an internship or placement that immediately allows the student to put into practice the notions learned during the course of study.

In this way, once the course is completed, he or she will already have experience to show recruiters that will definitely make a difference at the selection stage. However, it very often happens that the same intern is offered to stay on, thus continuing the experience with a paid internship (in case the first one was curricular), an apprenticeship or even a fixed-term contract.

This is also the perfect context for meeting new people with whom to share interests. Not only friendships can arise, but also working partnerships with other students and with the faculty themselves who may need an assistant or get to know companies or managers looking for that kind of figure.


The aim of this article is to give an overview of this world, highlighting all the benefits of choosing to attend this type of training path. 

Now it is up to you to figure out if this works for you or which type of path best suits your needs. 

At In-Domus Milano, we provide our three campuses (Milan International, Olympia and Monneret) for any student who decides to pursue a Master’s degree. 

Our residences, from which you can easily reach the city center, are the ideal solution for those seeking a stay in Milan. 

What are you waiting for? Book your accommodation with In-Domus now.

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