As part of our commitment to protecting the rights and
opportunities of MBA students, the Association of MBAs actively
lobbied the UK government on behalf of our accredited UK business
schools.in response to the government's proposed changes to the
Student Immigration System, including the end of the Post Study
Work visa programme, which allowed non-EU graduates of UK
universities to reside and work in the UK for two years after
completing their study.
We argued that foreign MBAs who graduate from UK business
schools are experienced business professionals who contribute
significantly to the UK economy, not only in terms of full tuition
fees at some of the most expensive programmes in the world, but
also in terms of future business investment in the UK.
We held consultation meetings with UK business schools and UKBA
and with UKBA and MBA employers, published an open letter in The
Times and The House magazine, submitted responses to the UKBA and
the Commons Select Home Affairs Committee and met in person with
the Chairman of the Committee, Rt Hon Kieth Vaz, MP.
As of 6 April 2012, the Post Study Work visa programme is no
longer available from the UK government for foreign MBA graduates
wishing to remain in the UK for employment. Graduates now need to
secure a Tier 2 work visa from their employer within four months of
completing their studies.
If you'd like to find out more then please refer to the UK
Border Agency website: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/
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