MBA in the UK After Brexit


jeanine3
Hello...

I am from Spain and I was going to plan to do my MBA in the UK next year.

Now after Brexit I am not so sure. I was thinking about working in the country after the MBA - I want to go into Financial Services and experience in London would have helped. Plus, I could use the time to work on my business English skills.

Because of the uncertainties around the visa rules, I just don't know anymore. Can anybody comment on this? The visa situation sounds a bit... brutal for non-EU students.
Hello...

I am from Spain and I was going to plan to do my MBA in the UK next year.

Now after Brexit I am not so sure. I was thinking about working in the country after the MBA - I want to go into Financial Services and experience in London would have helped. Plus, I could use the time to work on my business English skills.

Because of the uncertainties around the visa rules, I just don't know anymore. Can anybody comment on this? The visa situation sounds a bit... brutal for non-EU students.
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Duncan
It's very unlikely that the UK will leave the EEA, so I think you'll still have easy access to the Labour market on a par with Swiss and Norwegian workers.
It's very unlikely that the UK will leave the EEA, so I think you'll still have easy access to the Labour market on a par with Swiss and Norwegian workers.
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yipkc
Why eye on the UK? Since you are from Spain, you would be better off at IE or IESE.
Why eye on the UK? Since you are from Spain, you would be better off at IE or IESE.
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badux
It's very unlikely that the UK will leave the EEA, so I think you'll still have easy access to the Labour market on a par with Swiss and Norwegian workers.

Maybe, maybe not:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-uk-eu-referendum-latest-iceland-norway-greenland-faroe-islands-a7105641.html
[quote]It's very unlikely that the UK will leave the EEA, so I think you'll still have easy access to the Labour market on a par with Swiss and Norwegian workers. [/quote]
Maybe, maybe not:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-uk-eu-referendum-latest-iceland-norway-greenland-faroe-islands-a7105641.html
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Duncan
I think you misunderstand the article. Joining Iceland and Norway in a free trade show would not be an alternative to staying in the European Economic Area. Iceland and Norway are in the EEA, and thus have free movement of EEA labour, and any probable resolution to the Brexit vote has Britain staying in the EEA.
I think you misunderstand the article. Joining Iceland and Norway in a free trade show would not be an alternative to staying in the European Economic Area. Iceland and Norway are in the EEA, and thus have free movement of EEA labour, and any probable resolution to the Brexit vote has Britain staying in the EEA.
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yipkc
Boris is out now. Leading candidates are now Teresa May and Michael Gove. Both are determined to bring immigration level down to a 'controllable' level, which I supposed is tens of thousand, therefore EEA would not be implemented if one of them was to be elected as the new PM.

Maybe the Singaporean way is better for the UK. In fact, the U.K. should emulate Singapore's trade and law regulations. That would strengthen the country's position in the world.
Boris is out now. Leading candidates are now Teresa May and Michael Gove. Both are determined to bring immigration level down to a 'controllable' level, which I supposed is tens of thousand, therefore EEA would not be implemented if one of them was to be elected as the new PM.

Maybe the Singaporean way is better for the UK. In fact, the U.K. should emulate Singapore's trade and law regulations. That would strengthen the country's position in the world.
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Duncan
Really, look more closely. May and Gove are clearly not for leaving the EEA. They will stop people without job offers coming here but their real goal is just to use this scapegoating as a way to clear out the current leadership.

[Edited by Duncan on Jun 30, 2016]

Really, look more closely. May and Gove are clearly not for leaving the EEA. They will stop people without job offers coming here but their real goal is just to use this scapegoating as a way to clear out the current leadership.
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badux
I was mostly referring to this quote below the headline:

'You can't join the EEA unless you have full freedom of movement. Can the Leave campaigners not read?'
I was mostly referring to this quote below the headline:

'You can't join the EEA unless you have full freedom of movement. Can the Leave campaigners not read?'
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Duncan
The quote is misleading you: EEA membership isn't about free movement generally but about free movement of labour. As an EU citizen I can freely take a job in Switzerland but I cannot move there without a job or unless I am independently wealthy. That is the difference between EEA-type free movement, and the EU which allows free movement of all citizens regardless of their economic position.

[Edited by Duncan on Jul 01, 2016]

The quote is misleading you: EEA membership isn't about free movement generally but about free movement of labour. As an EU citizen I can freely take a job in Switzerland but I cannot move there without a job or unless I am independently wealthy. That is the difference between EEA-type free movement, and the EU which allows free movement of all citizens regardless of their economic position.
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Duncan
Here at the University of Edinburgh, we have a new area on the website with information for applicants about the impact of a possible Brexit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/eu
Here at the University of Edinburgh, we have a new area on the website with information for applicants about the impact of a possible Brexit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/eu
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jeanine3
Thanks for your thoughts, everybody. It seems like I don't have a lot to worry about in terms of the visa, which is a relief!! I want to go to the UK because I want experience in a financial institution in London, at least to start.
Thanks for your thoughts, everybody. It seems like I don't have a lot to worry about in terms of the visa, which is a relief!! I want to go to the UK because I want experience in a financial institution in London, at least to start.
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I am from Pakistan and thinking about doing an MBA in the UK (LBS or Warwick). However the Brexit situation has made me concerned that the job market may not be very good there after I graduate. What is the current thinking now? Is it a good time or a bad time based on all the ups and downs with Brexit?
I am from Pakistan and thinking about doing an MBA in the UK (LBS or Warwick). However the Brexit situation has made me concerned that the job market may not be very good there after I graduate. What is the current thinking now? Is it a good time or a bad time based on all the ups and downs with Brexit?
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mba hipste...
For students from outside the EU—and until things are decided, students from within the EU as well—the visa rules will probably not change due to Brexit. The UK is currently quite strict, compared to some other countries, in terms of post-graduate work visas—you basically get a small amount of time after an MBA to look for a job, and if you can't get employer sponsorship, you'll need to leave. That's why it's important to do your MBA at the best possible school (the better schools will have better career services and links with employers who would be more willing to sponsor international workers).

In terms of the job market, I don't think it will fundamentally change, at least for those students who graduate from top MBA programs.
For students from outside the EU—and until things are decided, students from within the EU as well—the visa rules will probably not change due to Brexit. The UK is currently quite strict, compared to some other countries, in terms of post-graduate work visas—you basically get a small amount of time after an MBA to look for a job, and if you can't get employer sponsorship, you'll need to leave. That's why it's important to do your MBA at the best possible school (the better schools will have better career services and links with employers who would be more willing to sponsor international workers).

In terms of the job market, I don't think it will fundamentally change, at least for those students who graduate from top MBA programs.
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Do you think that after Brexit has happened UK will loosen visa restrictions for non - EU nationals, since maybe EU citizens will not want to migrate to the UK so much anymore?
Do you think that after Brexit has happened UK will loosen visa restrictions for non - EU nationals, since maybe EU citizens will not want to migrate to the UK so much anymore?
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Duncan
No. The whole point of Brexit is to have fewer foreigners.
No. The whole point of Brexit is to have fewer foreigners.
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