MBA in US or Canada? which is better for an African student.


Nafs

Hello,

I currently stay in Nigeria and want to go for my MBA in September 2016. i have 2 years working experience. i am interested building a career in investment banking after the MBA. i just started preparing for the GMAT so i hope i write it by December.
I have already started looking at business schools in Canada but i want to be sure i am not limiting myself and whether there's high return on investment in american schools.
also i looked into Canada because i was told after 2 years i can get about 3 years work permit, I don't know how after study is in the US?, would i get good jobs in the finance in Canada?
Regards.

Hello,

I currently stay in Nigeria and want to go for my MBA in September 2016. i have 2 years working experience. i am interested building a career in investment banking after the MBA. i just started preparing for the GMAT so i hope i write it by December.
I have already started looking at business schools in Canada but i want to be sure i am not limiting myself and whether there's high return on investment in american schools.
also i looked into Canada because i was told after 2 years i can get about 3 years work permit, I don't know how after study is in the US?, would i get good jobs in the finance in Canada?
Regards.
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Duncan

I think that if you search this board you'll find a lot of discussion on this. You will have seen from the rankings that MBA salaries are lower in Canada, even in banking. That must reflect supply and demand. The labour market is so open to foreign talent, but there is little shortage of talent in the big cities, as a result, you might end up employed in a different area. So, it's a safer choice than the US, because of the guaranteed work permit, but then the gains are lower. So, that depends on your preference for risk. Singapore and Australia are also popular options.

I think that if you search this board you'll find a lot of discussion on this. You will have seen from the rankings that MBA salaries are lower in Canada, even in banking. That must reflect supply and demand. The labour market is so open to foreign talent, but there is little shortage of talent in the big cities, as a result, you might end up employed in a different area. So, it's a safer choice than the US, because of the guaranteed work permit, but then the gains are lower. So, that depends on your preference for risk. Singapore and Australia are also popular options.
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Nafs

Thank you very much for the reply Duncan
I have questions about an MBA in the US; would i be entitled to work permit immediately after study? availability of jobs in the US? if i end up picking canada would it be easy to move over to the US after MBA to get a job? is MBA with concentration in finance valuable in Canada considering its known mostly for oil services? Also what do you mean by being employed in a different area ( does that mean outside the city).

These are ALL my questions for now.
Would appreciate a reply.

Thank you very much for the reply Duncan
I have questions about an MBA in the US; would i be entitled to work permit immediately after study? availability of jobs in the US? if i end up picking canada would it be easy to move over to the US after MBA to get a job? is MBA with concentration in finance valuable in Canada considering its known mostly for oil services? Also what do you mean by being employed in a different area ( does that mean outside the city).

These are ALL my questions for now.
Would appreciate a reply.
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Duncan

I think you can get answers to these from searching the board. By a different area, I meant a different professional area. Some finance MBAs, for example, might not work in finance.

I think you can get answers to these from searching the board. By a different area, I meant a different professional area. Some finance MBAs, for example, might not work in finance.
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maury

Just to correct a misconception: Canada's economy consists of far more than just the oil industry. The oil industry is powerful in the western part of the country but the overall economy is so much more diverse: Toronto is a financial capital, there's tech in BC, plus the service sector, manufacturing, even agriculture.

Just to correct a misconception: Canada's economy consists of far more than just the oil industry. The oil industry is powerful in the western part of the country but the overall economy is so much more diverse: Toronto is a financial capital, there's tech in BC, plus the service sector, manufacturing, even agriculture.
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