Xiang Wang, a 25-year-old from southern China, knew what he wanted in a graduate business school: an impressive reputation and a rigorous curriculum that could land him a job in the United States after graduation.
That's how he ended up at the Johns Hopkins University's 10-year-old Carey Business School. He's on track to earn a master's degree in finance in May.
"Reputation is extremely important in China, and so U.S. schools, especially Hopkins, schools like this that are big brands, students want to go to these schools," Wang said.
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