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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