Why should you do your MBA abroad?
Recent and rapid advances in technology have lead to an increasingly globalized world. Thanks to the constant development and innovation of new technologies, it has become significantly easier over the years to share content and communicate with people all over the globe. Technology’s drastic affect on global economies has resulted in a world where global networking is an expectation. European MBA programs attract a highly diverse student body and as result can offer an advantage to their students in a world that has become increasingly global.
Great Minds from Accross the Globe
Internationalization is of great significance to many European MBA Programs. In fact, INSEAD in France has made it one of their main strategic goals. Their class of 2016 represents 93 nationalities and over 70 countries worldwide. Similarly, at Trinity Business School at Trinity College Dublin, the curriculum centers around a global world and learning international business strategies. One alumna states that "during my time at Trinity I had the opportunity to work with some of the most remarkably dynamic individuals who came to the programme from all over the world."
Students studying their MBAs at European Universities often boast about the diversity on their campus. Many students studying their MBA internationally believe the diverse student body augments their learning, pushing them outside their comfort zone and teaching them to appreciate and understand multiple different perspectives. Amelia Whitelaw, MBA '11 from the University of Edinburgh Business School states, "my classmates came from such diverse backgrounds it was fantastic in the group settings. Very different perspectives can be quite astonishing in group work but really beneficial to learning."
These new connections lead to endless networking possibilities in an international market, which is valuable in and outside the classroom. Traci Tuft, MBA '13, also from the University of Edinburgh said "students come from all over the world and I was very lucky to form close relationships with many of them. Now I have connections spanning every single continent and many different countries." The European MBA provides students with access to the global market that can be invaluable in the world today.
European MBA programs not only offer a diverse student body but also a diverse faculty. At ESSEC Business School in France, the 142 faculty members represent 42 nationalities, giving students an even broader perspective of international business. Just as the students appreciate their classmates they also appreciate the faculty and attribute the diversity on campus to their success. The international perspectives present in both the faculty and student body permeates campus culture, providing students studying their MBA abroad with the advantage of multiple perspectives and a large global network. This is a lucrative advantage in a world that is globalizing and growing increasingly smaller.
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