Realistic or not? Working in the US After an MBA


cbgg77
I am from Asia (Thaliand) and am thinking of going for my MBA in the USA. Considering I'm on a budget, I'm not looking at top schools, but those that are ranked lower. (Ohio State, the University of Minnesota, and Michigan State for example.)

Is it realistic to think that I'll be able to get a job in the USA after doing an MBA there? I have read horror stories about foreign students having to go back to their countries when they could not secure visas. How much of a concern is this??
I am from Asia (Thaliand) and am thinking of going for my MBA in the USA. Considering I'm on a budget, I'm not looking at top schools, but those that are ranked lower. (Ohio State, the University of Minnesota, and Michigan State for example.)

Is it realistic to think that I'll be able to get a job in the USA after doing an MBA there? I have read horror stories about foreign students having to go back to their countries when they could not secure visas. How much of a concern is this??
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Duncan
You are wise to be concerned. Read http://www.find-mba.com/board/31921
You are wise to be concerned. Read http://www.find-mba.com/board/31921
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cbgg77
Thanks for that link.

Are there specific schools that have better stats for placing international students? Is it that the top tier schools are just going to be better for placements, period?
Thanks for that link.

Are there specific schools that have better stats for placing international students? Is it that the top tier schools are just going to be better for placements, period?
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Duncan
Yes, I think you can look at the FT rankingshttp://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-rankings-2012 and then add the scores for international mobility. With US schools, most of the mobility will be from the outside into the US. It looks like the top schools in the US are Thunderbird, Columbia and Wharton.
Yes, I think you can look at the FT rankingshttp://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-rankings-2012 and then add the scores for international mobility. With US schools, most of the mobility will be from the outside into the US. It looks like the top schools in the US are Thunderbird, Columbia and Wharton.
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davidsmart
I am from Asia (Thaliand) and am thinking of going for my MBA in the USA. Considering I'm on a budget, I'm not looking at top schools, but those that are ranked lower. (Ohio State, the University of Minnesota, and Michigan State for example.)

Is it realistic to think that I'll be able to get a job in the USA after doing an MBA there? I have read horror stories about foreign students having to go back to their countries when they could not secure visas. How much of a concern is this??


US job market is getting better but i would suggest you to consider UK and more specifically London which i believe is the best place on earth to live.
<blockquote>I am from Asia (Thaliand) and am thinking of going for my MBA in the USA. Considering I'm on a budget, I'm not looking at top schools, but those that are ranked lower. (Ohio State, the University of Minnesota, and Michigan State for example.)

Is it realistic to think that I'll be able to get a job in the USA after doing an MBA there? I have read horror stories about foreign students having to go back to their countries when they could not secure visas. How much of a concern is this??</blockquote>

US job market is getting better but i would suggest you to consider UK and more specifically London which i believe is the best place on earth to live.
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mba hipste...
US job market is getting better but i would suggest you to consider UK and more specifically London which i believe is the best place on earth to live.

Is the city of London paying you to promote it as a destination for MBA students?

Seriously though, although London can be a good place to be, potential applicants should be aware that getting a work visa in the UK after graduation has become fairly difficult in the past few years.

Also, it's a big city and the cost of living is high.
<blockquote>US job market is getting better but i would suggest you to consider UK and more specifically London which i believe is the best place on earth to live.</blockquote>
Is the city of London paying you to promote it as a destination for MBA students?

Seriously though, although London can be a good place to be, potential applicants should be aware that getting a work visa in the UK after graduation has become fairly difficult in the past few years.

Also, it's a big city and the cost of living is high.
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Duncan
Both wages and costs are high in London. It's not worse than NYC ;-)

Visa are not so hard: if you earn over 30K, the visa is more or less assured.
Both wages and costs are high in London. It's not worse than NYC ;-)

Visa are not so hard: if you earn over 30K, the visa is more or less assured.
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mba hipste...
Yes, it's quite like NYC.

But for an international student in London, you have to have a job offer by graduation. Otherwise, there are no options for a transition visa, like in the US with the optional practical training 12-month allotment.
Yes, it's quite like NYC.

But for an international student in London, you have to have a job offer by graduation. Otherwise, there are no options for a transition visa, like in the US with the optional practical training 12-month allotment.
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cbgg77
US job market is getting better but i would suggest you to consider UK and more specifically London which i believe is the best place on earth to live.
Thanks for the advice but I think I'll stick to the US schools.
<blockquote>US job market is getting better but i would suggest you to consider UK and more specifically London which i believe is the best place on earth to live.</blockquote>Thanks for the advice but I think I'll stick to the US schools.
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