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COVID Impact: More Students Taking Their MBAs Closer To Home

HEC business school has seen European applications soar by 51%, with big bumps from its two closest markets; the numbers from the U.K. are up 41% and 36% from France.

Associate dean in charge of the MBA at HEC in Paris, says that in his school’s case trend ought to be seen in the context of a general increase in applications, caused by factors like better performance in MBA ranking lists, a curriculum with greater appeal to potential students and a successful switch to online teaching in the face of the pandemic. As well as seeing more applications from Europe, HEC says that it has also more applications from the U.S. than in previous years.