US Business School Grads Seek Work Abroad

Overseas opportunities lure MBAs away from Wall Street
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2009 6:21 AM CST
The career path out of business school leads abroad for a growing number of business school graduates.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Exports of American business school graduates are soaring as the recession turns grads away from the traditional path to Wall Street. Taking a post abroad generally means a lower salary, but grads from some of the country's top business schools say the career boost from working in thriving foreign economies can more than make up for it, Newsweek reports.

Analysts believe the shift toward work abroad for more business school grads is likely to be a permanent one as emerging markets gain a greater share of the world economy. "It definitely feels like it's not a temporary hiccup," said the director of MBA Career Management at Wharton, where 25% of recent grads are working abroad. "The students feel like that's where the action is."

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