For students seeking undergraduate and postgraduate programs in economics, business, and business management, failure to complete the SAT or GMAT presents a roadblock to enrollment in some of the larger and more prestigious programs in the United States. In order to address these difficulties, Study Experience has partnered with Marshall University to offer a bridge program for French and other European students hoping to study economics and business abroad.
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Founded in 1837, Marshall is a smaller university with a strong name and a reputation for academic excellence. Located in Huntington, West Virginia, Marshall boasts a compliment of over 15,000 students with prestigious programs in forensic science, management, finance, and accounting. With an affordable rate of tuition and a lower cost of living, students at Marshall enjoy a tremendous return on their investment by studying at a smaller school with a reputation for excellence and a habit of producing well-rounded, creative, and successful graduates.
Marshall is composed of several academic colleges with over 100 programs in media, finance, education, computer science, social studies, and health. However, Marshall is best known for a flagship program in forensic sciences and a plethora of AACSB-accredited economics and business courses. With the option of completing a four-year bachelor’s degree or a two-year master’s degree, students are spoilt for choice.
As of 2016, tuition and other costs come in between $15,000 and $22,000 depending on the program of study. Grants and scholarships are available for international students.
Given the smaller student body, Marshall provides a variety of modern and spacious living arrangements. From double rooms to residential suites with private rooms, students living in the on-campus residence halls enjoy free Wi-Fi, cable television, laundry service, and access to on-campus gyms. Moreover, the Marshall Student Center provides a variety of recreation, gaming, and study rooms for students seeking to blow off some steam or study away from the hustle and bustle of the dorms.
Settled by the French in 1609, Huntington sits at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains and across from the mighty Ohio River. Offering a mixture of urban modernity and the ability to escape to the serenity of nature, students living in Huntington enjoy a unique and authentic experience sampling the music, culture, and cuisine of West Virginia.
Given the popularity of Marshall’s prestigious programs, applications are accepted throughout the year but admission is limited to January, March, and September. Prospective applicants are expected to submit official school transcripts translated from their native language to English, letters of recommendation, a personal statement covering why they want to study at Marshall, and IELTS scores to a standard of 6.5. For undergraduate applicants, a score of 6.5 guarantees admission. For applicants scoring lower than 6.5, admission to a mixed curriculum will be granted with instruction in language and general studies courses.
For students seeking enrollment in one of Marshall’s graduate programs, a gateway program provides admission to an initial year of study covering language, general studies, and refresher courses in the degree subject area. Following completion of the gateway program, students are immediately enrolled in a master’s program of choice.
For more information about applying to Marshall University, scholarship opportunities, or studying for the IELTS, please contact a member of the Study Experience team today.
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