Interesting read from the latest issue of Business Week. With growing international interest in U.S. business schools, some programs are looking to attract a more diverse population of students than ever before.Â Recruiters from Tuck, Darden, and Kellogg went to Ghana in search of applicants, and some schools are venturing even further.
New scholarship opportunities for international students are especially encouraging:
One of the more innovative ones is the Share Scholarship offered at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. It’s a full-tuition scholarship designed to attract foreign students who normally don’t have the financial means to come to graduate school in the U.S., says Jay Bryant, Thunderbird’s admissions director. Through the program, the school has been able to attract students from developing countries such as Colombia, Jordan, Peru, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
‘We’re seeing students now from countries that we definitely have not seen represented here on campus in a significant amount of time,’ Bryant says.”
It’s great to see more schools opening doors to qualified applicants, especially students who might not otherwise have an opportunity to attend an MBA program in the U.S.Â Jose wrote an interesting piece a while back about Indian applicants and the b-school admissions process. Are these efforts part of the same trend to mirror the growth of businesses in rapidly developing economies?