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Why you should consider an MBA in Asia

Getting your MBA in Asia is investing in your business skills.

The economic power of Asia means there are plenty of job opportunities here for graduates.

There is an increasing number of English-taught courses in Asia, reflective of the continent’s international outlook.

The region particularly excels in Executive MBA programs, with the Financial Times’ top six-ranked EMBAs all located in Asia.

With over 48 countries and a vast array of cultures, you’ll never get bored exploring all that Asia has to offer.

You may find that tuition fees throughout the region are more affordable than MBAs in Europe and North America.

Asia is the biggest continent in the world in terms of both population and size. Its economy saw extraordinary growth throughout the 20th century to become larger than the rest of the world combined. This was partly due to the so-called “economic miracles” that occurred in Japan, China, and South Korea, and other countries continue to show strong economic development. Asia is often grouped into five regions: Central, East, South, Southeast, and Western, though that does little to communicate the linguistic, cultural, and religious diversity of this vast continent.

Although Asia has traditionally been a prolific exporter of international students, nowadays it can cite both China and Japan as top global study destinations. The region’s economic growth has coincided with vast improvements in the continent’s higher education sector, with the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Ranking reporting a large rise in the number of Asian institutions. The continent’s top business schools include the likes of CHUK, HKUST, and CEIBS, which now rank among the best in the world. With a growing global reputation for business education, there has never been a better time to study an MBA in Asia and experience the beating heart of the world’s economy.

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How much will it cost to live and study in Asia?

The region’s most prestigious business schools are clustered in the East Asian countries of China, Japan, and South Korea, where tuition fees are in the region of €30,000-€60,000. CEIBS, one of the leading Asian business schools, prices its MBA at €55,000. Other business programs across the continent are likely to cost less.

How reputable are the business schools in Asia?

Asia has a growing reputation for business education and now houses some of the top business schools in the world. HKUST Business School, CEIBS, and INSEAD are some of the highest-ranked institutions in the continent.

What is the status of the economy?

Although much of Asia’s economic growth has been powered by “economic miracles” in Japan, South Korea, and China, countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and India also have rapidly expanding economies. This means that there are a growing number of job opportunities throughout the region.

Are there a lot of international students in Asia?

China is the world’s third-most-popular destination for international students and Japan the ninth. The international student population of both countries has seen a huge growth in recent years. The next most popular study destination in Asia is India.

Which languages are spoken in Asia?

Given the vast size of Asia, there are understandably a huge number of languages spoken here. Chinese is the most spoken followed by Hindi and then English.

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