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The impact of Trump’s Immigration Travel Ban and the Brexit on French business schools

The French higher education may benefit from the fallout of the double shock coming from Anglo-Saxon world: the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on Friday 29 March, 2019 at midnight, and the controversial Immigration Travel Ban was validated by the American Supreme Court on 26 June, 2018, which permanently prohibits the entry of travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries.


Exorbitant tuition fees

The Brexit will force British universities to align the tuition fees of European students with those paid by non-Europeans, which will lead to the doubling of fees. To continue their higher education in the UK, students will then have to pay more than 20,000 Euros per year for the best post-baccalaureate courses. Moreover, the whole image of the country is changing in the eyes of students, who are especially afraid of having fewer job opportunities at the end of their training in the UK. Parents do not want to commit themselves over several years without having a good visibility on the future of their children and the costs to incur.

Moreover, the US Travel Ban and the rise of xenophobia and nationalism which have accompanied Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House have impacted the image of the United States among young students who wish to continue their studies overseas. In the United States, MBAs are spread over two years and cost more than 100,000 $ per year. Some French MBAs cost less while being better ranked than some American MBAs.

A bargain for French business schools

Many have set their sights on France instead of choosing a school in the United States or the United Kingdom, and for good reason. France’s higher education enjoys an excellent reputation and the country’s quality of welcome is renowned, both in Africa and Asia. Beside, French business schools make a great effort to obtain international accreditations such as AACSB and AMBA. Business schools regularly rank among the best in the world thanks to their Masters in Management and their curriculums in “Executive Education”.

The American Business School of Paris, which offers recognized and internationally accredited training programs, has all the assets and qualities to attract and welcome students discouraged by the changes made in the United Kingdom and the United States. The American Business School of Paris enjoys the highest number of international students in 2018, as well as the largest number of partner universities, professional opportunities and a strong international alumni network. These figures speak volumes about the school’s international openness and its ability to offer students from all countries optimal conditions to succeed!