How Chinese Candidates are Shifting their Preferences for Pursuing Graduate Management Education

Posted by Zhenxuan Chen on Jul 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The roll-out of the vaccines in 2021, especially in the leading destinations of international students such as the United States and the United Kingdom, is renewing prospects of international student mobility. A snapshot poll conducted in March compares how Chinese prospective students are making decisions about pursuing graduate management education (GME) compared to August 2020.

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Topics: Viewpoints

Graduate Management Admission Council Welcomes New Members to the Board

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Jul 1, 2021 1:42:20 PM

New additions reflect the diverse, global perspective of the business school community.

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Topics: GMAC News

New Research on Hiring Trends and Salary Projections for Business School Graduates

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Jun 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Nine in ten corporate recruiters expect the demand for business school graduates to increase or remain stable in the next five years, according to the 2021 Corporate Recruiters Survey. This annual GMAC survey provides vital data for employers and business schools in understanding trends and insights about hiring, salaries, and skills for MBA and business master’s graduates.

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Topics: Employment Outlook, Research Insights

The GMAT Exam: Designed and Developed to Be Fair and Unbiased

Posted by Chris Han on Jun 23, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Graduate schools of business use a variety of admissions criteria to evaluate prospective students for enrollment. Among them, the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) score is one of few data points by which all applicants’ skills and potential classroom success can be directly compared on the same scale. 

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Topics: GMAC News

GMAC Welcomes Top Latin American Business School as Its Newest Member

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Jun 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM

EGADE Business School brings diversity and prestige to the Council.

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Topics: GMAC News

How Prospective Students Perceive the Value of Admissions Tests

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on May 17, 2021 8:00:00 AM

A new GMAC survey snapshot of nearly 1,800 respondents shows that more than half of prospective students believe that admissions exams improve reliability, fairness, and transparency in evaluating graduate business school candidates. The data collected through mba.com Prospective Students Survey also highlights the diversity of candidates as their perceptions vary by region of citizenship and by preferred study destination (domestic or international). This data addresses questions raised by schools in the Information Needs Survey released earlier this year. It also provides insights to inform schools as they shape their global recruitment strategy.

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Topics: Prospective Students, Research Insights

Virtual Events: How to Elevate Your Business School Brand

Posted by Simon Lovick on May 12, 2021 11:45:10 AM

With applications on the rise this past year, business schools should not lose sight of keeping their brand top of mind with potential candidates.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Prospective Students

UK Business Schools Remain Attractive to Prospective International Students

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on May 3, 2021 2:31:42 PM

International students comprise nearly two in three students enrolled in master’s level business programs at British business schools. As a result, Brexit uncertainties coupled with COVID-19 travel restrictions have been particularly severe for many business schools in the UK as international student mobility faced more disruption. Yet, data shows that demand for pursuing graduate business programs in the UK remains strong among international candidates.

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Topics: Prospective Students, Application Trends, Research Insights

How to Better Connect With Your Candidate Pool—In 3 Simple Steps

Posted by Marco De Novellis on Apr 7, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Today it might sometimes seem like there’s more data available than you can handle. With candidate leads coming in from a variety of sources, it can be hard to take the time to search for and make genuine connections with prospective business school students.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing

Demand for Graduate Management Education Accelerates in 2021

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Mar 30, 2021 8:00:00 AM

A new GMAC research report based on the data collected through mba.com Prospective Students Survey provides insights into the diverse choices and preferences of prospective students planning to pursue graduate management education (GME) in 2021. The findings suggest that demand for GME continues to accelerate as the concerns about the impact of COVID-19 wane. The report identifies at least three notable growth drivers for GME related to employability, flexibility, and regional mobility.

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Topics: Prospective Students, Research Insights, Women