International enrolment drops at American business schools

November 5, 2010

Fewer international students are enrolling in business schools in the US, forcing many institutions to recruit more aggressively worldwide to preserve what they say is an essential component of a school's credibility. According to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, foreign student enrolment at US business schools dropped to 24.8% in the 2009-10 academic year, down from 26.5% 2 years before. Improved schools abroad, tougher employment prospects in the US, and the expense of attending a US school have led to fewer international applications at many programs, several business school officials say. Wall Street Journal | The Chronicle of Higher Education (free access)