You’ve probably heard about it
that the UK has actually now granted a two year work permit for people who have an MBA degree. Correct. And that’s really
great news because there are three things that you
really need to know about doing an MBA in the UK. The
first thing that you need to know about doing
an MBA is that the fact that it is an English
speaking country there is drive on the left side of the
road and I know it sounds funny but I think that’s one
area that people tend to overlook. But that’s
a huge part. Culturally UK probably is as close
to let’s say the US because you know you don’t have a problem
with the country to a large extent we have a colonial
past in India. So we have an understanding of the
culture. So I think that plays a key role. I think that’s
the number one factor why UK becomes a very very you know attractive destination for
people who want to do an MBA. So you’ve got like great
names like the SAID Business school at Oxford or you have
the Judge you know business school at Cambridge right.
And then you also have the Imperial College of Manchester Business
School. So I think that is like a plethora of options
for you to pick for in these UK schools. And with this
news item right that the third thing- What you really have is you have an opportunity
to work in the UK post your MBA and what
two years really does give you is a) It gives
you a breather right , so you just completed
college you probably want to you know have that flexibility of doing internships your flexibility
of trying to prove yourself to a potential
employer, correct. You can do that by let’s say
taking up a project with them. You can do that by maybe you
know working with them on a specific project for let’s
say a month or two months proving your worth and then hopefully
they give you a you know employment. So I think that’s
what this 2 year post you know MBA work permit
really allows you to do. And from what I understand from people who have applied earlier,
the biggest problem was if your study was for 16 months
let’s say your MBA was for 16 months they give you
a visa that was hardly for 18 months. And what
it meant was you probably had two months to
stay back after your education to find a job. Now
it creates one oF two problems. A) It gives you
a very short run away to kind of really take off because
two months is a hit or miss opportunity. B) It also
causes this other problem that companies themselves
are not very keen because they know that you know your
visa is going to expire any time and they also have that pressure
of making sure that you know they process the work permit before
that. So this two year work permit in that sense is
a great opportunity. And with Brexit you know I think
Indian students have to be a little happy. It’s not something that
you need to be worried about because what it really does is,
earlier there was a job that was probably going to someone
in the EU but now UK has a better reason
right for them to actually say that for us as
long as we get a person to do what we need whether
he is an Indian or he is someone else from another EU state,
it really doesn’t matter. So in that sense the number of opportunities
available to you also go up. So what do you
think what is being your feeling towards this,
I would love to know that in the comments below.
So let me know do you think it makes sense for UK to
actually allow this to your work permit or do you think
they are better off with the older system. I somehow feel that
the new system is better but I could be wrong. What do
you think? Net net I think this is a terrific time. You should
be looking at applying to a school in the UK in
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