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

5 Ways to Evolve Your Marketing Mix in 2021 - You Don’t Want to Miss

Posted by Matthew Kefford on Mar 10, 2021 11:00:00 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has forced fundamental change for business schools as learning has moved online, and mobility among candidates, particularly internationally, has shrunk. It has also seen budgets squeezed and resources stretched, with headcounts among marketing and admissions teams falling.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing

Management as a Calling

Posted by Andrew J. Hoffman on Mar 8, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Ask any business student (or anyone for that matter) what the purpose of the corporation is, and they will likely parrot back that it is to “make money for its shareholders.” The prevalence of this belief is coming under much needed scrutiny within business circles and among business students, but it is not gaining enough attention within business education and that needs to change.

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Topics: Viewpoints

Women in Graduate Management Education: Sustaining the Growth Momentum

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Mar 2, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Over the years, women are increasingly pursuing graduate business education and assuming management and leadership roles. Findings from the GMAC™ snapshot survey of prospective female students show variations in decision-making processes by program types (MBA vs. business master’s) and study destinations (domestic vs. international). This suggests that sustaining the momentum of enrolling women in graduate management education would require a deeper understanding of their diverse career aspirations and journeys.

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Topics: Research Insights

Shifting Candidate Journeys for Business Master’s Programs

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Feb 3, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Findings from the GMAC snapshot survey of prospective students who are considering business master’s programs show that the journeys of domestic and international candidates vary in the context of pandemic-induced uncertainty. This suggests that business schools need to design data-informed strategies to balance growth in applications with the quality and diversity of enrolled students.

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Topics: Research Insights

The Future of Full-time MBA Programs in Times of Shifting Candidate Journeys

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Jan 19, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Findings from GMAC™ snapshot survey of prospective students considering full-time MBA programs shows that candidate journeys are shifting in the context of pandemic-induced uncertainty. This suggests that a sustainable future of full-time MBA programs would require business schools to understand the nature and direction of evolving candidate journeys and engage the best-fit, diverse prospects for better enrollment yield.

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Topics: Research Insights

The Case for Objective Evaluation of Talent

Posted by Sangeet Chowfla on Jan 18, 2021 1:40:04 PM

The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the imperatives of the racial justice movement, have reignited the debate about the use of standardized testing as an admissions instrument for Graduate Management Education (GME) programs. 

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Topics: Viewpoints

GME Viewpoints: Looking Ahead to 2020ne

Posted by Sangeet Chowfla on Jan 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM

I recently came across this term—2020ne. It’s the logo of the Tokyo Olympics but it also describes the year to come, a transition from 2020 to 2021, for never has there been a time when so much of our hopes and plans for the year depends upon the legacy of the year that’s passed. We are mixed up in our feelings. Hope mixed with concern. Hope in the almost daily news about progress in the development and approval of vaccines for Covid-19—light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Concern at the ever-increasing numbers of new infections hospitalizations and fatalities. A recognition, that while there is light at the end, the tunnel still exists and may be with us for a while.

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Topics: Viewpoints

GMASS™ Data Enhancement and Price Update

Posted by GMASS on Dec 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The Graduate Management Admission Search Service (GMASS™) tool helps schools recruit the right mix of talent for their graduate business programs. As the largest global source of qualified candidates, GMASS is also the only source for candidates worldwide who are interested specifically in graduate business programs. GMASS candidates are highly motivated to connect with your business programs and can provide you with access to more than 500,000 active candidates that have identified themselves as wanting to be contacted by schools about graduate management education opportunities. 


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, GMASS