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Jie “Jay” Bao traveled to America for his undergraduate degree before returning to his homeland and choosing CEIBS for his MBA (Photo courtesy of CEIBS)

Savvy Westerners lured East for their MBAs

Better prospects attract foreigners and returning Asian expats to the region's business schools

WILLIAM MELLOR, Contributing writer, and GWEN ROBINSON, Chief editor | Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG/SINGAPORE -- Apricot Wilson and Sebastian Lanfranco came from opposite ends of the earth to study for their MBAs in Asia.

Wilson, 29, was born in London, obtained her undergraduate degree at University of Cambridge and later worked in finance in Luxembourg before deciding to head to Shanghai to enroll at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

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