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The Best Work Visas For MBA Graduates Outside The United States

As US immigration policy affects international MBA applications, don’t fret. These four top visas could be your ticket to the international career you crave

Tue Oct 23 2018

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s (GMAC) 2017 Application Trends Survey Report, there has been a shift in international demand for MBAs away from the US and toward programs in Europe and Canada.

In fact, the report states that ‘programs in Europe and Canada are about twice as likely to report growth in international applicants compared with the US.’

This, GMAC says, is a reflection of the Trump administration's obdurate immigration policy, and it has implications for international students that may extend beyond the actual MBA period.

In many cases, earning an MBA in a given country can smooth the way to getting a work visa there after graduation. But, according to a July report from the National Foundation for American Policy, the US has sharply decreased the number of temporary work visas it grants, imposed stricter standards, and slowed down the process in general.

With this in mind, here are four alternative, non-US work visas for MBAs looking to study, and work, internationally. Bear in mind that visa requirements may differ based on your home country.

1. The Netherlands: ‘Orientation year highly educated...

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