As spring approaches, American students are looking for new growth, a fresh environment, and the chance to set their resumes apart – and they want it at reduced cost.
Europe has its arms out in warm welcome.
England’s Oxford University, The Netherlands’ Rotterdam School of Management, Paris’ HEC and Spain’s IE are just some of the schools enticing U.S. students to their doors.
Prospective American MBAs who’ve always wanted a European education are now finding it less expensive than in the past. In general, the cost of an MBA from a top European business school is less than a top program in the U.S. both in tuition and opportunity cost – the cost of time away from work. Statistics show tuition differences as high as double in the U.S. over Europe right now, and program lengths of two years versus one.
“The Oxford MBA is an exciting choice for U.S. students who want a truly international perspective to their MBA and a transformational experience. With the unusual strength of the Dollar the exchange rate is certainly in favour of Americans. And as a one year programme, the Oxford MBA may be particularly appealing to those candidates who do not want to be too long out of the workplace,” Professor Chris McKenna, MBA Programme Director, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Intellectual curiosity has taken students to Europe’s shores for years, but the chance to immerse oneself in another culture offers a refreshing change of atmosphere for anyone looking to escape recent gloomy business clouds. Whether it’s the romance of Paris, the sultry Spanish climate, or the historic charm of England, Europe is proving to be an attractive choice.
“American students are turning their attention towards European business schools in order to gather new ideas and be exposed to different interactions. Europe offers exciting job opportunities and our business schools can provide the contacts and network needed in order to find that dream job today’s American students looking for,” Marie-Laurence Lemaire, HEC MBA Program, HEC Paris.
An elite group of European universities will visit San Francisco, Washington DC and New York City for full day events on March 17th, 19th and 21st respectively.
“In a tough economic market students are choosing European schools to exhibit uniqueness on their resumes giving them culturally diverse experience. In today’s bleak business environment, MBA graduates need to distinguish themselves more than ever, gaining over-seas experience is a great way to do this,” Peter von Loesecke, CEO, The MBA Tour.
The MBA Tour travels internationally with top universities and business schools from around the world offering MBA candidates the chance to take part in panel presentations and round table discussions, hone their networking skills and meet admissions staff from all over the globe. www.thembatour.com