MBA in the United States of America
Considering the US as your study destination?
The United States of America is one of the most influential and powerful nations in the world; a behemoth that contributes one quarter of the entire planet’s GDP and holds enormous political, economic and cultural sway over the rest of the world. It is a vast and varied country whose leading educational institutions dominate global university rankings year-on-year. Somewhere in the region of one million international students come to the United States every year, throwing themselves into the hustle and bustle of New York City, the picturebook landscapes of Los Angeles and the famous college campuses of Harvard, Stanford & Yale.
A long list of entrepreneurs, leaders and influential global figures have emerged from the doors of American universities like these over the years, subsequently helping to make the US economy what it is today: dominant globally, highly-diversified and with boundless job-creation potential. Graduates from the USA’s top schools will enter a job market that offers opportunities in the likes of pharma, manufacturing and tech as well as an infrastructure that allows entrepreneurs to build and scale up successful businesses. There are not many more appealing places to study for your master’s than in the USA.
- Although English is widely-spoken and considered the de facto language in America, the country does not actually have an ‘official’ language.
- Around 430 languages are spoken in the United States..
- Alaska, the biggest state in the United States in terms of land size, is around five times bigger than Germany and seven times bigger than the UK.
- New York used to be known as New Amsterdam on account of being conquered by the Dutch in the 17th century.
- Walmart is the largest global employer based in the US – and by some distance. They employ 2.3m people, with the next closest being Amazon on 800,000.
Graduate Schools in the US
Top MBA Programs in the US
Must watch videos on MBATUBE
Videos from Graduate Schools in the US
San Ignacio University, Miami
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Smith School of Business 2019 Winter Commencement
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University
Cornell Johnson One-Year MBA
University at Albany School of Business
University at Albany Weekend MBA
Columbia Business School
The Columbia MBA: Community and Connections
UC San Diego Rady School of Management
The Ideal Candidates for the Rady MBA Program
5 things you need to know
What do I need to know if I want to study in the United States of America?
How much will it cost to study and live in the United States
As you might expect from a country the size of the USA, the cost of studying and living can vary dramatically from city-to-city. You might struggle to find a school with tuition fees that are below $20,000 a year, and at the top schools the fees can exceed $100,000.
In terms of rent, the average in cities such as New York and Chicago is around $3,000, but that will likely be significantly cheaper in other parts of the country.
Do I need to get a visa to study in the US?
How reputable are the United States’ universities?
What is the job market like for graduates here?
With a low unemployment rate and the largest global economy, highly-qualified master’s graduates should have a wealth of opportunities available to them if they choose to pursue a role in the United States after graduating.
Are there are a lot of graduate students in the US?
The USA houses the highest number of international students of any country in the world: about 1 million. Almost half come from China and India.