U.S., U.K. May Lose Luster as M.B.A. Destinations

John Simons:

Political changes in the U.S. and United Kingdom may be spurring some graduate business-school students to look elsewhere for their degrees.

More than a third (37%) of 760 prospective M.B.A. candidates who are non-U.S. citizens say they are less likely to pursue a graduate business degree in the U.S. because of the outcome of last year’s presidential election, according to a survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council.

Though no policy changes have yet been implemented, as a candidate, Donald Trump frequently proposed tougher immigration policies, including the construction of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. He also expressed support for a registry of all Muslims living in the U.S.