For Applicants To Top MBA Programs, Trump No Deterrent

Source: Stacy Blackman Consulting

DOES THE U.S. POLITICAL CLIMATE MATTER?

Other respondents share their views on U.S. politics:

• “Given the U.S. current climate, I feel as though many of the world’s biggest social problems could be better tackled and improved using business-oriented solutions,” a U.S.-based respondent to the SBC survey says. “This realization has influenced my desire to pursue a long-term career in business, as opposed to government, therefore strengthening my desire to pursue an MBA.”

• “It doesn’t sway me much, but I’m proceeding with the assumption that a H-1B is highly unlikely,” says an international respondent.

• “I’m only considering M7 colleges because of political climate,” says another international respondent.

• “It’s definitely worrisome but I’m working around it by applying to EU schools too. While I’m only applying to U.S. top-three now, in another political situation I’d have picked U.S. top-10 over an LBS or INSEAD,” says another international respondent.

“I was going to apply this year anyways, but with applications dropping from international students I feel this helps me as an American citizen,” says a U.S. respondent.

“I still want to apply to U.S. MBA. But current situation scares me a little bit,” says an international respondent.

“No, it doesn’t sway me, but I’m concerned about the economic climate,” says another international respondent.

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