Considered one of the best places to study abroad: Europe. Here are 5 pretty good reasons why you should study for an MBA there.
1. Short Duration of Study
Many MBA programs in Europe are 12 to 18 months long, as opposed to the standard two-year commitment required to study in other geographic locations. This surely plays an important role in your decision making process, as it not only means lowered tuition costs but also translates to a significantly lower opportunity cost, as you can get back into the workforce faster.
2. Diverse Faculty and Student Body
MBA programs at European schools have 80 to 90 percent international students from 35 to 40 countries. This will help you learn how to think outside box, you will get exposure to different ideas and points of view, help you increase your adaptability, and will surely help you shape your leadership skills.
3. An Experienced Cohort
Most of the European programs attract applicants that have had significant work experience. Students in your classroom tend to be senior and have more experience, this leads to a stronger quality of peer-to-peer learning in a classroom as well as outside the class.
4. Foreign Language Skills
Most European business schools use English as their primary language of instruction, but they also offer accelerated language courses, and the opportunity to interact with native speakers within the classroom as well as in the city at large. Fluency in foreign languages will enhance your job prospects with multinational companies.
5. A Global Network
These programs provide a platform to network not only within the setting of a multicultural classroom, but also with other students and professors on campus, as well as a global network of institutional alumni. These connections you make have the potential of being your lifelong friends, future business partners, co-founders, investors, mentors or employers.