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MBA in UK VS USA What to Choose & Why

Studying abroad might be difficult for someone when it comes to choose the best institutions in the UK or USA for MBA degree, however, you can compare the benefits of the universities that offers you while studying MBA.

Let’s compare some of the requirements of the both countries to check their credibility.

Entrance Requirements:


Undergraduate Requirements


Work Experience



3 years UG study at an accredited institution


2-4 years



4 years UG study at an accredited institution


3-6 years


Method of Education:

UK strictly follows their classical curriculum in education system on the other hand, USA have the option of gaining real-world experience, UK have a greater priority on theory  while USA  do practical applications and gives you the freedom to venture into history, liberal arts, etc. Their education can be furthered in a better  way they offered guest lectures and seminars , there is also room for networking and research. On the other hand UK gives  also gives you the freedom to select from a wider range of topics you might find enchanting.


UK:  majority of MBA programs are 1 year except of those London business school have duration of between 15 and 21 months.

USA: average MBA program are 2 years, a part-time MBA program  might last for 3 years.

Living Expenses and Part Time Employment:

The cost of living depends on your:

 lifestyle, region and university or program you choose, housing, tuition fees, transportation ,utilities and food.

To cover your expenditures the option is to work full or part time(if allowed)

The average cost of expenses is:


Tuition fees


Visa fees


$10,000 to $15,000 per year

$2,500 to $5,000



$10,000 to $15,000 per year

$10,000 and $15,000


In USA, all institutes allow part-time employment. for the first year of your f-1 visa  you can work on-campus for 20 hours per week. For your first summer break you will be permitted to work maximum 40 hours per week. After a year you can find employment outside of campus ,also USA citizenship and immigration service has issued tight standards for this.

Availability of Jobs and Expected Salaries:


Annual salary of an MBA graduate


$65,000 and $85,000


$80,000 to $1,20,000

The MBA is stringent degree, so the type of job you obtain and the salary you receive are determined by both the college you’ll graduate from and your employment history.

Immigration Laws and Work Permits:

Immigration law in UK and USA are likely to change on regular basis.

When it comes to granting student visas, the USA is more restrictive, also the competition to enter the UK is so much greater. So, it is necessary to keep in mind that.

  • You are granted a visa good for 16 months for a one-year program in the UK. But under the new points of immigration system, students are permitted to remain in the UK and work for two years regardless of the kind of employment or wage.
  • If they believe you intend to remain in the USA following your studies, they may reject your application for the US. However, you have three months to hunt for work after receiving your degree. Following that, you may remain and do business for a year.


UK and USA both are remarkable countries  to earn an MBA ,You also have to keep in mind your job goals, demands and priorities when choosing between  two similar good solutions. The person gain the greatest benefits from an MBA degree , whether it’s from UK or USA, is YOU*

Author: Mr Manish Sharma

Study Abroad Consultant

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