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Should have clarified. I was speaking from the point of view of a company who is funding the expense.
A company domiciled in the country where the school resides? Or any company regardless of location?

I've seen many companies in non-US, non-EU countries footing the bill to send people to US schools for graduate school. Of the ones I've had direct interaction with, they all mention that the expectation was to go to the US (vs. other locations) for grad school.
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And anyway, what do you think of as an "elite" field?
I see "elite" is applied for social status purposes only.
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A company domiciled in the country where the school resides? Or any company regardless of location?

I've seen many companies in non-US, non-EU countries footing the bill to send people to US schools for graduate school. Of the ones I've had direct interaction with, they all mention that the expectation was to go to the US (vs. other locations) for grad school.
Never seen that happen other than for an MBA.

This is for non-US domiciled company sending an employee to a US Graduate school.

I have seen public employers (civil service) funding graduate school for some of their employees in the US, but never a private company (which was not an MBA)
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I see "elite" is applied for social status purposes only.
Elite = is mostly a monetary quantum.
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Elite = is mostly a monetary quantum.
Really? So you consider Colorado College elite?
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I applied to MIT out of high school. I mentioned actuarial science as a potential focus to an interviewer and the degree of his eyebrow-raise/nose-upturn was substantial. Having aced the required subject tests I believe this dude is still largely responsible for my having not been accepted. He was a civil engineer if I recall.
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I applied to MIT out of high school. I mentioned actuarial science as a potential focus to an interviewer and the degree of his eyebrow-raise/nose-upturn was substantial. Having aced the required subject tests I believe this dude is still largely responsible for my having not been accepted. He was a civil engineer if I recall.
I doubt it. I interview for Harvard, and friends interview for MIT, and we've compared notes. The interviewer doesn't have a lot of influence, and his eyebrows probably went up because MIT is a weird choice if you know you want to be an actuary, not because he thought less of you for it.

That being said, we do have at least one regular poster here who went to MIT.
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Never seen that happen other than for an MBA.

This is for non-US domiciled company sending an employee to a US Graduate school.

I have seen public employers (civil service) funding graduate school for some of their employees in the US, but never a private company (which was not an MBA)
I've seen a private company fund a masters in stats in the US.
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Really? So you consider Colorado College elite?
I was referring to the person attending.
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Elite = is mostly a monetary quantum.
How so? Don't UK actuaries make less than US actuaries on average?

But then again, UK doctors also make far less than their US counterparts, so maybe after off-balancing salary across all professions, UK actuaries are higher on the Poly "elite" scale.
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