Canada Business Schools have witnessed a 30% increase in numbers of Indian students for MBA for the year 2017-18. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto has 350 MBA students for the class of 2019 and 56 of them are Indian. John Molson School of Business at Concordia University Montreal witnessed 30% increase in applications from India for Fall -2017. Edmonton’s Alberta School of Business has 51% of applications for full-time MBA program from India, as quoted by the Economic Times.
Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary revealed that 60 t0 70% of its overseas MBA students are from India. Rashmi Seshadri an Admissions consultant said that more than 30% of the clients were looking for one or more MBA programs.
University of Toronto’s International Vice-president Ted Sargent said that in the present times other nations are pursuing protectionist policies. On the other hand, Canada has taken the opposite route. Justin Trudeau has, in fact, said that immigration quota for the best talents in the world will be increased, said Sargent.
Canada Business Schools have welcomed the increase in numbers of Indian students. Alberta School of Business Senior Director Christopher Lynch said that India is a very crucial market for MBA programs. India is always the top first or second overseas market. China is the other one. Many students who would have conventionally opted only for the UK or the US are now choosing Canada, said Christopher Lynch.
Seshadri said that the trends are highly encouraging as more than 50% of the applications are from India. Students categorically mention the multicultural society and Canada visa rules as the reasons for applying to Canada Business Schools.
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