49 years – is the length of time separating the first American MBA programme from the first one in European. The Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University started its Master of Business Administration degree in 1908 and not until 1957 did INSEAD in France follow suit. Have the Europeans and Americans now reached the same level...
As of April 2012, the UK implemented changes to its student visa policy, including tougher entrance requirements and tightening work entitlements. The changes, however, will not affect students pursuing an MBA degree and a high-profile career in the UK...
“A Europe of knowledge is now widely recognized as an irreplaceable factor for social and human growth and as an indispensable component to consolidate and enrich the European citizenship, capable of giving its citizens the necessary competencies to face the challenges of the new millennium, together with an awareness of shared values and belonging to a common social and cultural space.”
The Bologna Declaration, 1999 Business schools on both sides of the Atlantic are wholeheartedly welcoming reforms brought by the Bologna Accord. Many already are gearing up for more international MBA students and greater competition throughout Europe's fragmented higher education system.
Despite the soaring euro, more and more Americans are applying to European MBA programmes. In selecting the most appropriate European MBA programmes, American students are looking to those b-schools that offer an international MBA within a multicultural and diverse environment. By gaining this added dimension, American students are in a better position to position their profiles in line with the needs of global corporations and organisations.
Interview with Ivo Knottnerus, Rabobank International, graduated from Nyenrode’s International MBA in December 2002. "Nyenrode is generally very well known in the Netherlands and Europe; moreover, in many countries throughout the world you will find Nyenrode Alumni.
Next to that, Nyenrode is well known for its close ties to the International business community as it was founded in 1946 by some of the top executives from Shell, Heineken, and Unilever etc. who had the vision that The Netherlands needed a business school that would prepare people to rebuild the country after WWII and were able and willing to work abroad. It is also well know for its entrepreneurial drive, and all that pulled me towards Nyenrode."