Greeks keenest on MBAs

Young Greeks are among the world’s most likely to pursue business studies, with 81 percent wanting to start Masters of Business Administration (MBA) courses, according to a leading international career and education research firm in a study made public yesterday. More than half (55 percent) of Greeks said they wanted to complete an MBA to boost their prospects in a difficult job market, according to a poll by Quacquarelli Symonds which surveyed 3,934 young people (who were, on average, around 26 years old) in 25 countries. The majority of Greeks polled (65 percent) said they wanted MBA certificates to help them acquire management posts in businesses, while 49 percent were targeting positions in credit institutions and 29 percent wanted to work in industry. Most Greeks opt to study for their MBAs in the USA or Great Britain, the study showed. Of some 30,000 Greek students currently registered at British universities, 8,000 are on post-graduate courses, it added.

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