Should I go to the US or Europe/UK?


has891

Hi everybody,

I am from a country in Asia, I'm currently working in Singapore, and I am interested in going abroad to work. I am interested in doing my MBA first. I need to decide on where to go so that I can work in the country after I graduate. Which country has the best career prospects and good visa requirements? (out of the US, the UK, and European countries?)

I speak English and French fluently and have a basic understanding of Spanish. I could improve my Spanish before I did my MBA if that was important. I do not have any German skills so I hesitate to go to Germany. However, I do understand that in Germany it is not hard to get a work visa.

Can somebody advise? I have been working in finance.

Hi everybody,

I am from a country in Asia, I'm currently working in Singapore, and I am interested in going abroad to work. I am interested in doing my MBA first. I need to decide on where to go so that I can work in the country after I graduate. Which country has the best career prospects and good visa requirements? (out of the US, the UK, and European countries?)

I speak English and French fluently and have a basic understanding of Spanish. I could improve my Spanish before I did my MBA if that was important. I do not have any German skills so I hesitate to go to Germany. However, I do understand that in Germany it is not hard to get a work visa.

Can somebody advise? I have been working in finance.
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Duncan

I think this depends a little on your GMAT score and the quality of your work experience. The visa situation is probably easier in the EU than in the USA. Considering your focus on finance, your best options are to stay in finance, which are centred in London or Frankfurt. Considering your lack of German, that means London. So, an MBA or masters in finance seem like a good start. Do you have the CFA 1 charter?

I think this depends a little on your GMAT score and the quality of your work experience. The visa situation is probably easier in the EU than in the USA. Considering your focus on finance, your best options are to stay in finance, which are centred in London or Frankfurt. Considering your lack of German, that means London. So, an MBA or masters in finance seem like a good start. Do you have the CFA 1 charter?
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NiceLife

Assuming you want to stay in finance, the LBS MBA or MiF are going to be your best options...

In the US, look at the NYC schools, NYU and Columbia mainly. There are some issues with the post-MBA work visas in both the US and the UK so make sure you know how these work - and the risks involved - before committing.

Assuming you want to stay in finance, the LBS MBA or MiF are going to be your best options...

In the US, look at the NYC schools, NYU and Columbia mainly. There are some issues with the post-MBA work visas in both the US and the UK so make sure you know how these work - and the risks involved - before committing.
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has891

Hi! Thanks so much for the replies! No, I don't have the CFA 1 charter. I will certainly look into LBS and maybe some US schools. Do you both think that HEC Paris and INSEAD are bad options? I don't know if I want to stay in finance or perhaps move into consulting or corporate finance. I am really not sure yet but have been doing some career research, so maybe that will inform my choices in the end.

Hi! Thanks so much for the replies! No, I don't have the CFA 1 charter. I will certainly look into LBS and maybe some US schools. Do you both think that HEC Paris and INSEAD are bad options? I don't know if I want to stay in finance or perhaps move into consulting or corporate finance. I am really not sure yet but have been doing some career research, so maybe that will inform my choices in the end.
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Duncan

Insead makes sense. Without professional spoken and written French, options are more limited at HEC, which is a more local school.

Insead makes sense. Without professional spoken and written French, options are more limited at HEC, which is a more local school.
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has891

Yes, I am fluent in French, and have been using it in a professional setting for the past three years.

Yes, I am fluent in French, and have been using it in a professional setting for the past three years.
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Duncan

So, the masters in finance at HEC, INSEAD, ESSEC, ESCP and EDHEC should be on your list.

So, the masters in finance at HEC, INSEAD, ESSEC, ESCP and EDHEC should be on your list.
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has891

I will do that, thank you so much.

I will do that, thank you so much.
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