European B-Schools Thrive in Down Times

MBAs want a more global perspective, and struggling young professionals want to expand their business knowledgeleading to bolstered enrolllments

For Chris Carey, a 32-year-old West Point graduate who spent seven years in the U.S. Army and a few years as a Morgan Stanley MS financial adviser on the West Coast, deciding where to get an MBA came down to one thing: international exposure. That's why he passed on many of the top U.S. B-schools, instead choosing the one-year MBA course at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium. "It's important to understand how people from different countries do different things in different ways," Carey says.

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