By Chioma Isiadinso
When you're looking at business schools and trying to decide where to apply, the incredible number of options can be overwhelming. There are thousands of MBA programs in the world, and even if you narrow your search to the top 10 or 15%, you're still looking at plenty of great schools in the US and Europe alone.
It's a lot to take in. But as with every other part of the b-school application process, the key is to take a breath and start thinking systematically about your needs, wants, and goals.
Here are the three most important factors to consider when deciding whether to pursue an MBA program at a business school in Europe or the US:
1. Length and cost
Business schools in Europe tend toward shorter programs, typically ranging from 10 to 18 months. While year-long programs do exist in the US, top MBA programs heavily favor the two-year format.
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