The latest findings indicate that the UK is now the second most popular place to study and the US is losing it’s grip on the MBA market.
The UK Border Agency’s (UKBA) new work visa policy was designed to encourage growth, boost the economy and tackle abuse. But it ended up causing controversy amongst many with the UKBA reporting that 30,000 responses were submitted regarding the consultation reflecting on the measures that could potentially reduce the ability of foreign students to stay in the UK in the future.
The controversy hasn’t deterred prospective MBA students from outside the UK though. According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the UK is now the second choice country for applicants looking for MBA courses, overtaking Canada and only second to the US. America still dominates the MBA market, although their hold has slipped over the past few year, down from 82.7 per cent to 77.2 per cent.
The research exposes other interesting figures such as the selectiveness of test-takers. On average, test-takers in western Europe send their test scores to only two business schools whilst test-takers in Asia send their scores to over four schools.
You can search for MBA programmes for both the UK and USA using our MBA directory.
Source: The Financial Times
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