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Education loans in India for studying abroad vs Prodigy Finance

Chloë Foden, Head of Marketing at Prodigy Finance, wraps up the 3-part series on international MBA loans by covering the MBA financing options for Indian students and the differences between getting an education loan for overseas studies from Indian banks versus approaching an international lender like Prodigy Finance. In this post, Chloë invites Padmapriya (Indian … Read more


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How responsible lenders are tackling the student loan debt crisis

When an internationally reputed university has admitted you into their top ranked MBA program after a grueling admissions process, why don’t international student loan providers keep it simple and approve the entire loan that you requested for? If you’ve been denied a student loan, chances are that the lending company behaved like a responsible lender … Read more


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Education loans without collateral for international MBA: Prodigy Finance

Editor’s note: Each season we help many Indian (and a few international) applicants crack into the best universities in the world. But not everyone is able to attend those programs. This year we saw 2 such cases where the international applicants (from the UK and Africa) got into good programs, but lost the opportunity to … Read more


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How much does an MBA Cost in India, USA, Europe: A basic comparison

[Editor’s Note: Article updated in August 2021 to reflect the latest data] Some time back, we had written a post outlining the contours of what are the various costs involved while going for an MBA here –> How much financing would you need? On popular demand, in this post, we’ll give you a realistic estimate … Read more


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Non cosigner students loans for international MBA

Post-recession, there has been a general perception that financial aid for international students, especially securing a non cosigner student loan (i.e an education loan that does not require a U.S. cosigner) is difficult to obtain. It is true that the economic slowdown coupled with the increase in the number of defaulters have been the contributing … Read more


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GMAT Scholarships for Indian students abroad (USA, UK, Europe)

‘I come from a middle class family. Will I be able to afford an MBA from USA, UK, Canada?‘ It’s a common problem for MBA applicants, and not just among those who come from low income backgrounds. Read this article to know why it is such a big issue – How expensive is an MBA … Read more


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Graduate assistantship: Teaching and research assistant jobs

After a securing a place in a business school, planning and arranging your MBA finances is of top priority. Assistantship jobs are a good way to financially assist your education expense by working in part-time positions within the university. Assistantship jobs offer a monthly salary or stipend and sometimes a reduction in the tuition or … Read more


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Ivey MBA Canada – Interview with Associate Director of Admissions Jenni Denniston

The Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada offers something special for international MBA candidates that many of top schools in the US and Europe can’t – the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program. This allows MBA students to convert their study visa into a work-permit immediately after completing their program. This allows an additional 1 year … Read more


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Choosing a Business School: Is Harvard the best MBA program in the world?

While selecting bschools, variations of this question pop up in the minds of MBA applicants. Other queries falling in a similar category are as follows. – Which is the best 2 year (or 1 year) MBA program? – Are US universities better than those in the UK or Europe? – Should I choose international business … Read more


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MBA cost: How much financing would you need?

The cost of attending a top MBA program can be substantial. But with some good financial planning, you would be able to sustain yourself during your MBA and after (assuming you spend some time hunting for a job and the income may not start immediately). If you are aware of the cost involved at various … Read more


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Q&A with Accepted.com founder Linda Abraham

Accepted.com has been at the forefront of MBA Admissions consulting since the early 1990s. Linda Abraham, founder of Accepted.com, shares her knowledge and experience with MCB readers on a range of topics: choosing the right schools (using rankings, two year versus one year programs, brand vs scholarships), top-5 mistakes to avoid in an MBA interview, … Read more


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MBA Scholarships for Indian students

It’s not just Indian students applying to GMAT based programs who want MBA scholarships. Everyone wants it and there’s isn’t too much of it in free supply. Think about a free ride at the top bschool. Aah! The sweet smell of free cash. Here’s a core dump of what we could find out in the … Read more