I'm Ukrainian. I have 3 years of experience as a manager in a mid-size clothing retail chain in Ukraine. I would like to purchase an MBA now. I'm considering the change of country because of economic crisis and war in Ukraine. I decided to apply to Italian MBA in Bocconi, because it has a specialization in luxury industry (I have some experience in this industry and some connections in Italian luxury industry). Also, I scored 710 in GMAT, which gives me a chance to get 50-70% scholarship in Bocconi. In this case I will pay only 15-25 USD for 26th-ranked MBA.
I speak intermediate Italian, and I will improve it. I also speak Ukrainian, Russian and Polish fluently.
But I have some doubts whether Italy is a good country to immigrate. Its economy is declining, work permit is hard to obtain, immigrants are not always welcome.
Does anybody have an MBA experience in Italy? How are job prospects for foreigners in Italy, especially in retail, marketing or fashion industry? Is Bocconi an excellent BS?
[Edited by cloudhead on Mar 18, 2015]