International popularity of Canadian MBA programs part of a long-term trend: experts

January 9, 2019

Canada’s MBA programs are faring well in a time of global uncertainty, reports Maclean’s. The publication notes that between 2017 and 2018, Canadian faculties saw a 7.7% increase in applications, while applications to US schools fell by 6.6%. While many attribute this shift to the political climate in the US, Maclean’s reports that the trend is long-term and connected to various other factors, including the cost of education and students’ aversion to debt. “What we’re seeing is a long-term trend, which is declining interest from students across the world to study at business schools in the U.S.,” said Sangeet Chowfla, president of the Graduate Management Admissions Council.