London Business School is feeling the positive effects of the Arab Spring, at least in terms of Egyptian applicants heading to LBS’s Dubai campus (opened in 2007). A total of 113 students enrolled at LBS Dubai in 2011-12, the most in the past three years.
Of these, five were from Cairo, up from zero four years before. Denise Johnsen, Senior Recruitment Manager at LBS Dubai, told Gulf News: “We’ve not been affected by the Arab Spring, per se, but have seen increasing number of student commuters based in Cairo. Upon interview, the candidates, mainly entrepreneurs, saw the coming business potential in Egypt and wanted to be ready when the country stabilises.” LBS also enjoyed somewhat improved enrollments from students in nearby countries such as Lebanon and Jordan.
Source: “Arab Spring good for business schools,” GulfNews.com, by Rania Moussly, May 6, 2012.
This article was originally published on Paul Bodine’s blog. Paul is a graduate admissions consultant with over 13 years of experience, having helped hundreds of applicants get into their dream business, law, medical, and graduate schools. He has also published several books on graduate admissions.