1) Distribution of Business Schools
3) 1-Year vs 2-Year
The low threshold for risk-taking cannot be blamed entirely on European school’s lack of imagination. They are restricted from the limited timeframe for their course. 1-year is rarely an opportunity for rapid skill upgrade for a career switcher. The only exception we have seen is at INSEAD where the emphasis is on learning on the ground. A closer look at the class profile of top European Schools including INSEAD indicates an affinity to accept experienced candidates (5-7 years). Since the biggest ranking factor is the increase in salary, European Schools cannot compete with the US without tweaking the experience part. Naturally, someone who has 5-7 years of experience would have 2-4 job experiences under their belt, giving them enough bargaining power for their post-MBA offers. But you have to understand that despite experienced candidates in their cohort, most top European schools cannot topple the less experienced classes of US MBA programs. There lies the contrast in quality of the class.
Only China has something similar to offer to the US, but since Cantonese and Mandarin are must-have language skills in the mainland, United States holds a unique advantage in language and the diversity and size of their economy.
5) Master’s Preference
Although GMAC surveys are not the perfect representation of the hiring practices of Global Employers, they offer a bird’s eye view of how each region values a Master’s degree.
Asia and the US value MBA, and Master of Data analytics whereas Europe with the concentration of Global banks has a preference for Master of Finance and Master of Accounting. MBA is the least favorable degree in the region. This puts tremendous pressure on tier-2 MBA programs in the region. Only top brands (INSEAD, LBS, SDA Bocconi, IESE, IE, and HEC Paris) survive the perception war and lack of high paying post-MBA jobs in the region. Since the Global Economy is primarily driven by the US, China, India, Japan, and Germany with MBA job markets concentrated in the first three, the application preference has a high correlation with the state of the economy and the degree each region prefers.
6) H1B Visa and Asian Growth Story
Applicants from Europe, and Latin America should target local schools as the compensation at their respective regions were $30,000 to $40,000 behind the class median even for top MBA programs.
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