MBA in Canada vs MBA in Australia (or Singapore)


898user
Hello, I am from India and I will be trying to decide where to do my MBA. I was considering the UK and the USA but not anymore due to the political climate and difficult visa processes.

Now, that leaves me with Canada and Australia. I could also consider Singapore because I have family there with whom I could stay.

I need to make my decision based on the following criteria:

- program affordability (I am not rich)
- outcomes (mainly expected salary)
- ease of integration for international visitors
- job prospects

Any advice? Thank you.
Hello, I am from India and I will be trying to decide where to do my MBA. I was considering the UK and the USA but not anymore due to the political climate and difficult visa processes.

Now, that leaves me with Canada and Australia. I could also consider Singapore because I have family there with whom I could stay.

I need to make my decision based on the following criteria:

- program affordability (I am not rich)
- outcomes (mainly expected salary)
- ease of integration for international visitors
- job prospects

Any advice? Thank you.
quote
laurie
Maybe you could fill us in a bit more about your goals besides moving to another country. What industry are you looking to work in? What's your background?

Both Canada and Australia tend to be welcoming to newcomers, at least in terms of the visa process. If you did your MBA in Canada, you would be able to work for three years in the country. In Australia it can range from 2-4 years but only if you've completed two years of study in the country.

In Singapore I think it's 2 years you get to work after an MBA.

Read more on visa issues here:
https://find-mba.com/articles/post-mba-the-work-visa-rundown

... but in terms of job prospects, it would really depend on what industry you want to go into, what you want to do, etc.
Maybe you could fill us in a bit more about your goals besides moving to another country. What industry are you looking to work in? What's your background?

Both Canada and Australia tend to be welcoming to newcomers, at least in terms of the visa process. If you did your MBA in Canada, you would be able to work for three years in the country. In Australia it can range from 2-4 years but only if you've completed two years of study in the country.

In Singapore I think it's 2 years you get to work after an MBA.

Read more on visa issues here:
https://find-mba.com/articles/post-mba-the-work-visa-rundown

... but in terms of job prospects, it would really depend on what industry you want to go into, what you want to do, etc.
quote
898user
Yes, I would like to be able to live and work in another country. I am currently working in a back office role in a financial services company. Many of my colleagues go to the UK because the company has an office in London, but I am instead interested in going to one of the countries that I specified.

I would like to stay in finance.

Thank you for the information about the visas. That is an interesting read! Any further guidance would be appreciated.
Yes, I would like to be able to live and work in another country. I am currently working in a back office role in a financial services company. Many of my colleagues go to the UK because the company has an office in London, but I am instead interested in going to one of the countries that I specified.

I would like to stay in finance.

Thank you for the information about the visas. That is an interesting read! Any further guidance would be appreciated.
quote
mba hipste...
Look at schools in the financial centers - Toronto, Sydney. In Toronto those schools would be Schulich and Roman; in Sydney the main school would be UNSW, with Sydney coming up second.

My feeling though is that Singapore might be a better option, if you can get into Insead or NUS or NTU. The city is a well established destination for international students in finance.
Look at schools in the financial centers - Toronto, Sydney. In Toronto those schools would be Schulich and Roman; in Sydney the main school would be UNSW, with Sydney coming up second.

My feeling though is that Singapore might be a better option, if you can get into Insead or NUS or NTU. The city is a well established destination for international students in finance.
quote
Duncan
A masters in finance could be an option, perhaps at SMU or the EDHEC campus in Singapore?

[Edited by Duncan on Dec 13, 2017]

A masters in finance could be an option, perhaps at SMU or the EDHEC campus in Singapore?
quote
898user
Thanks for the advice. I will consider Singapore and the masters in finance options.
Thanks for the advice. I will consider Singapore and the masters in finance options.
quote

Reply to Post

Related Articles

MBA Programs in Australia: Diversity and Great Job Opportunities Down Under

By Vanessa Ellingham on Jun 07, 2017

MBA Programs in Canada: Maple Trees, Bacon, and Business Schools?

By M. Filtz on Dec 15, 2010

MBA Programs in Singapore: Learning Business in Asia's Gateway

By R. Russell on Oct 20, 2010

More Articles