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The Benefits of MBAs in Europe

Europe’s top programs are less expensive and more worldly than U.S. counterparts

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When it comes to a master’s degree in business administration, the United States boasts 5 of the world’s top 10 business schools. But schools on the other side of the Atlantic are giving American schools a run for their money, quite literally. For those seeking a truly global experience in a lustrous program—without shelling out quite as big a fortune—Europe has become an MBA mecca. 


European business schools offer a truly international experience, invaluable in today’s business world. Roughly 90 percent of students in top European schools come from abroad, compared with 35 to 40 percent for U.S. programs. “European schools believe that a mixed international cohort makes for a better learning experience and better reflects international business,” says Stephen Hoare, a journalist and communications agency director who specializes in MBA and postgraduate education. 


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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

His pivot from defense helped a tiny tuning-fork prevent SUV rollovers and plane crashes

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

In 1992, Asad M. Madni sat at the helm of BEI Sensors and Controls, overseeing a product line that included a variety of sensor and inertial-navigation devices, but its customers were less varied—mainly, the aerospace and defense electronics industries.

And he had a problem.

The Cold War had ended, crashing the U.S. defense industry. And business wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. BEI needed to identify and capture new customers—and quickly.

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