Are International Students Abandoning Business Schools in the UK?
February 20th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

Long known as “The World’s Classroom,” the United Kingdom has long been able to take advantage of its highly regarded colleges and universities. As the nation has entered a new century, international students have provided a key source of capital – both monetary and intellectually – and contributed to its ongoing dynamism. Given its prowess both academically and financially, business schools in particular have been a magnet for international students and a strong earner for the UK economy as a whole. Recent changes to the UK’s student visa regulations, however, may have made it more difficult for even the more prominent MBA programs in the country to attract students from abroad. Read the rest of this entry »

UK Student Visa Regulations to Become More Stringent, Not Less
January 31st, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

UK student visaInternational education is big business in the United Kingdom. According to the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, students from abroad infuse the nation’s economy with an estimated £8 billion ($12.5 billion) a year. Such an amount – which was on track, according to some experts, to double by 2025 – makes the industry an important source of monetary (and intellectual) capital for a country entering its fifth year of economic turmoil. Read the rest of this entry »

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