Studying an MBA in New York

The Big Apple, the Melting Pot, the city that never sleeps, the concrete jungle where dreams are made (or so says the song) – New York has been gifted with a wide array of monikers since the Dutch first christened it New Amsterdam in the early seventeenth century.

In the four hundred years since its founding New York has grown to become the capital of the world’s financial, cultural, sartorial, artistic, diplomatic, educational and technological spheres. It is no wonder that thousands of students flock towards the city’s bright lights every year – the business and entrepreneurial opportunities that it offers are hardly paralleled.

As a result more and more international students are coming to New York for their business education, and an extremely popular route for this is the MBA.

The economies of countries are increasingly dependent on each other, so the ability to reconcile different interests is a highly valued business skill. More and more business schools actively recruit international students to ensure their classrooms closely reflect today’s business environment. New York City’s richly diverse communities, universities and workplaces offer students constant interaction with people of other nationalities and cultures - and ample opportunities to gain an understanding of foreign customs, perspectives and languages.

Employers today are also demanding more well-rounded business school graduates – those who have balanced their training in marketing, management and finance with studies of music, drama, art or social sciences. This emphasis on a broad curriculum has practical as well as less tangible benefits. An appreciation for art and culture often helps those of different nationalities transcend their differences. The arts also serve graduates as a source of lifelong personal pleasure. Nowhere else in the United States is artistic culture so well represented and as easily accessible as in New York City.


Above all, New York City offers an unparalleled opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the world’s most vibrant commercial market. New York City, with over 75,000 companies, most of them multinational in scope, is home to virtually every enterprise known to man. Business opportunities abound on every corner.

Nowhere else in the United States can business training be applied, tested and acquired more easily and effectively than in New York. The world’s biggest companies, its greatest concentration of intellectual capital, and its most prominent business institutions are found in the city. Business schools take full advantage of New York’s resources by creating corporate partnerships, executive-in-residence and mentoring programs, and valuable internship opportunities.

The city’s diverse community, the opportunity to acquire a broad, highly skilled business education and exposure to the world’s most important marketplace makes New York the ideal destination for students of international business – and maybe, then, it is the ideal destination for you too?

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