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MBA News: 2016 Class Profiles Show Slight Rise in International Student Numbers

The business world is more globally focused today than ever. And as the markets expand and evolve in this way, so, too, does the MBA scene. One way in which this appears to manifest is in the number of international students entering B-school each year.

Of the 15 top U.S. MBA programs for which we collected Class of 2016 statistics this year, 11 reported similar or higher percentages of incoming students from outside the United States compared with last year. Of the four that did not, only one saw a drop of more than 2%.

Candidates looking for a more multicultural B-school experience may want to consider Columbia Business School, Stanford GSB, and UC-Berkeley Haas, whose most recent incoming classes boast 41%, 44%, and 43% international representation, respectively. This kind of demographic variety can have a marked impact on a graduate program’s alumni network and worldwide impact.




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