International Candidate Interest in U.S. Business Schools Stays Below Pre-2016 Election Levels

GMAC research shows that international candidate preference for the U.S. as their study destination has stayed below the previous five-year average since the election.

Dec 19, 2017

GMAC Research

Monthly surveys of non-U.S. citizen mba.com registrants show that international candidate preference for the U.S. as their study destination has stayed below the previous five-year average each month since the election, and has most recently declined for three consecutive months between September and November 2017. The primary drivers of the recent downturn are candidate concerns around their ability to obtain a job in the U.S. post-graduation and safety and security fears.


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