Life in Sydney/Melbourne post MBA as a foreign


Hi everyone,

I am considering applying to an MBA (MBS or ASGM) in Australia along with my wife and would love to have your thoughts/inputs/comments on whether this idea makes sense or not.

Bellow more color on my situation.

Goal:
+ To land a job in either the tech or management consulting industry and settle down in Australia

Why Australia:
+ Perfect mix of lifestyle, weather (very important for Brazilians, believe me!) and quality of life
+ Greater chances of a good scholarship
+ Greater acceptance chances for my wife when compared to other options such as top B schools in the US

My background:
+ Brazilian, 27 years old
+ Engineering Degree
+ 2 yrs as a BA at McKinsey
+ 1 yr in Sales Strategy at Linkedin (current job)

Thanks and best,

Pedro
Hi everyone,

I am considering applying to an MBA (MBS or ASGM) in Australia along with my wife and would love to have your thoughts/inputs/comments on whether this idea makes sense or not.

Bellow more color on my situation.

Goal:
+ To land a job in either the tech or management consulting industry and settle down in Australia

Why Australia:
+ Perfect mix of lifestyle, weather (very important for Brazilians, believe me!) and quality of life
+ Greater chances of a good scholarship
+ Greater acceptance chances for my wife when compared to other options such as top B schools in the US

My background:
+ Brazilian, 27 years old
+ Engineering Degree
+ 2 yrs as a BA at McKinsey
+ 1 yr in Sales Strategy at Linkedin (current job)

Thanks and best,

Pedro
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Duncan
Sounds good to me. Aim for Melbourne.
Sounds good to me. Aim for Melbourne.
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Thanks for your answer, Duncan. If you don`t mind sharing, what is the rationale for choosing MBS over ASGM?
Thanks for your answer, Duncan. If you don`t mind sharing, what is the rationale for choosing MBS over ASGM?
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Duncan
I thought their salaries are higher.

[Edited by Duncan on Sep 27, 2017]

I thought their salaries are higher.
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Razors Edg...
In the most recent FT MBA ranking, AGSM actually has higher salaries than Melbourne: $122k vs. $100k (USD).

If you're seriously considering the Melbourne program, and intend to stay in Australia after graduation, make sure you understand the rules around post-MBA work visas. I believe they require study of at least 16 months to get a visa (https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/Post) - and the Melbourne MBA is only 12 months.
In the most recent FT MBA ranking, AGSM actually has higher salaries than Melbourne: $122k vs. $100k (USD).

If you're seriously considering the Melbourne program, and intend to stay in Australia after graduation, make sure you understand the rules around post-MBA work visas. I believe they require study of at least 16 months to get a visa (https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/Post) - and the Melbourne MBA is only 12 months.
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Mandy2
Hi Pedro, I’ve been doing a bit of research into MBA programs only recently, so chiming in a little late... I’ve been to both Melbourne and Sydney and I personally found the Sydney lifestyle and weather pretty comfortable and warm. I know it's not all about the weather but I hope this helps
Hi Pedro, I’ve been doing a bit of research into MBA programs only recently, so chiming in a little late... I’ve been to both Melbourne and Sydney and I personally found the Sydney lifestyle and weather pretty comfortable and warm. I know it's not all about the weather but I hope this helps
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