How the Next Generation of MBAs Have Changed Business Schools and MBA Admissions

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Mar 23, 2020 2:30:00 PM

Survey data gathered by the Graduate Management Admission Council™ showed that more than 1 in 3 employed professionals in the U.S. are between the ages of 23 and 39, and this generation’s representation in the workforce is still increasing. What does this mean for the positioning of your school’s value proposition?

GMAC™ research indicates these professionals are now more educated than past generations, and it is important for graduate management education institutions to understand their motivations, aspirations, and attitudes, and respond accordingly. Here’s a look at what makes this younger generation unique, and how business schools are engaging with them.

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Topics: executive assessment evaluation, MBA Program, MBA admissions

The Soft Skills That MBA Programs Help Build

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Mar 4, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Soft skills matter to employers. How much? According to our own research, problem-solving and the ability to work well in a team are now the most important skills employers want to see in hires. Fortunately, according to that same research, “employers give business schools high marks for how well they prepare their graduates in these skills” and “overwhelmingly agree that business school graduates are prepared to be successful at their companies.” In fact, 7 in 10 recent full-time MBA graduates observed that they would not have gotten their current job if it wasn’t for their b-school education. 

Keep reading to understand how MBA programs foster the development of essential soft skills.

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Topics: Executive Assessment, graduate business school candidate, EMBA readiness test, graduate business school test, MBA Program

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