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The demand for global education is on the rise these days. Every year, millions of Indian students consider the possibility of studying abroad and look at multiple universities to find their right fit. Post the pandemic, it’s more important than ever for students to plot their careers carefully.
To help narrow down the choices, we have listed down 5 of the most popular courses for Indians in 2021, which will allow them to get a foothold in careers of the future, with the potential to earn handsome salary packages. These courses are primarily taught in universities in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Germany, and Australia.

Every business student aspires to be called an ‘MBA’. The course allows an individual to work with diverse teams and understand the leadership expectations of various countries. It also helps to enhance various business styles of an individual, which in turn boosts his or her leadership skills.
A combination of intercultural communication skills and international experience can come in handy for an Indian business student looking for a decent job, both at home and abroad.

With the digital revolution showing no signs of stopping, a master’s degree in Computer Science holds the key to many exciting opportunities. The course consists of many fields like software engineering, natural computation, artificial intelligence, and more.
For instance, an interest in artificial intelligence can help a student learn and create machines and drones. Undoubtedly, the use of computer science has helped businesses reach new heights. Imagine what companies will quote on an individual’s hiring, who has a background in the same.

The majority of businesses are driven by data. Be it banking and finance, entertainment or healthcare, all of them need data to stay functional. Backing it are data scientists, who hold a higher value today than ever before. They help businesses to optimize outcomes by making strategic decisions.
Students opting for a master’s degree in Data Science can learn about different topics like applied statistics, data mining, database management, among others. Even programming languages like SQL or Python lie in the course structure if a student is interested to expand his/her knowledge.

For years, cyber frauds have been a major concern and the pandemic has only made the situation worse as malicious attackers are steering ahead with evolved scams. Needless to say, the world needs more cybersecurity experts to tackle it effectively.
Students pursuing masters in cybersecurity can learn about cyber defence, information assurance fundamentals and more, which will allow them to stay one step ahead of the hackers. Apart from keeping people’s privacy in check, young professionals can have a bright future ahead, thanks to this course.

MS in Construction Project Management allows an individual to plan, a coordinate, budget, and supervise a project from start to finish. The course offers insight into different topics like contract management, risk management, environmental assessment, and more, which prepare the students well for the dynamic construction industry. By having this degree, a professional can work on various projects that belong to commercial, residential, and agricultural industries.
The right education is the first step towards a successful career. If you have made up your mind to pursue higher education abroad, a choice from the above courses could be a good option to consider. In case you require financial assistance to pay the chosen course’s fee, money lenders like Prodigy Finance can help you out without needing to submit any form of collateral or co-signer.
Article by Mayank Sharma, Country Head – India, Prodigy Finance.
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