Foreign MBA v. Local MBA in the US


ratio

Hello,

I am an American who is very seriously considering going for a foreign MBA.

My main concern would be that potential employers in the US would think, "What do I know about some school in Malaysia (say, for example), for all I know it could be nothing but a hole in the wall. I'll just hire someone from Emory or Houston..."

I guess what I am worried about is the strength of my MBA. I'll obviously go to a respected school, but respected within the worldwide MBA community and respected by a potential employer is quite different.

Are holders of foreign MBA students in the USA at a disatvantage when it comes to being hired?

Please let me know what you think - personal experiences would be very much appreciated! Thank you.

Hello,

I am an American who is very seriously considering going for a foreign MBA.

My main concern would be that potential employers in the US would think, "What do I know about some school in Malaysia (say, for example), for all I know it could be nothing but a hole in the wall. I'll just hire someone from Emory or Houston..."

I guess what I am worried about is the strength of my MBA. I'll obviously go to a respected school, but respected within the worldwide MBA community and respected by a potential employer is quite different.

Are holders of foreign MBA students in the USA at a disatvantage when it comes to being hired?

Please let me know what you think - personal experiences would be very much appreciated! Thank you.
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saint

Hello Ratio
You should not worry about what potential employers will think, if you have the skills for the position then it is down to you to use your communication and selling skills by selling what you have and getting the job. I would however make sure that the MBA you do as an accreditation. If you want to ffeel more comfortable then target one of the top 100 schools. You may want to look into a country like the Netherlands where business is reknown throughout the world with this nation. Good luck and do not worry, just believe in yourself.
saint

Hello Ratio
You should not worry about what potential employers will think, if you have the skills for the position then it is down to you to use your communication and selling skills by selling what you have and getting the job. I would however make sure that the MBA you do as an accreditation. If you want to ffeel more comfortable then target one of the top 100 schools. You may want to look into a country like the Netherlands where business is reknown throughout the world with this nation. Good luck and do not worry, just believe in yourself.
saint

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ralph

In today's more holistic business environment, recruiters may look more positively on the experience of having studied and lived overseas than having just gone to a big name top-ten school.

That being said, you'll want to be familiar with the school's reputation, as there are a lot of sketchy no-name international schools. Accreditation help, as do profiles on ranking sites. Do you have particular schools in mind?

In today's more holistic business environment, recruiters may look more positively on the experience of having studied and lived overseas than having just gone to a big name top-ten school.

That being said, you'll want to be familiar with the school's reputation, as there are a lot of sketchy no-name international schools. Accreditation help, as do profiles on ranking sites. Do you have particular schools in mind?
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ratio

Thanks for the feedback - I appreciate it.

Does anyone have any personal experiences with applying with their foreign MBA degrees in the US market?

Thanks for the feedback - I appreciate it.

Does anyone have any personal experiences with applying with their foreign MBA degrees in the US market?
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