Trump Administration Follows-Up Suspension of Skilled Worker Permits by Taking Aim (Again) at Student Visas

Posted by Geoffrey Basye on Oct 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

While data shows the tremendous classroom and economic benefits associated with welcoming foreign students, the US government seems intent on keeping them out.


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Topics: GMAC News

Seizing Opportunities to Advocate on Behalf of the Graduate Management Education Community

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Sep 30, 2020 1:00:00 PM

With application trends and candidate dynamics evolving across the globe and COVID-19 bringing new challenges, there is a pressing need to amplify the voice of the graduate management education (GME) industry. GMAC has been advocating on behalf of business schools and helping to shape the narrative among candidates, influencers, stakeholders, media, and public policy through the Calling All Optimists program and leveraging earned media.

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Topics: GMAC News

Can Canadian Business Schools Maintain the Momentum to Attract International Students?

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Sep 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Canada has been a beneficiary of attracting global talent into its business management programs on the foundation of welcoming immigration policies and an expanding economy. According to GMAC’s Application Trends Survey, in 2017, seventy-five percent of the programs in Canada reported an increase in applications as compared to 41 percent in 2016—a clear indicator of a surge in demand for Canada after the US election. However, COVID-19 and the upcoming election in the US have the potential to reset the equation. Maintaining the momentum may require schools to double down on communicating the value of studying in Canada and delivering on the promise of positive experiences.

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Topics: Research Insights

Employers Expect 2021 Hiring of MBA and Business Master’s to Rebound

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Sep 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

What is the impact of COVID-19 on skill demand, hiring projections, and salary trends for MBA and Business Master’s graduates? The GMAC™ annual report based on the survey of corporate recruiters suggests that although graduate management talent is not immune to the impact of the pandemic, employers remain confident about their skills. This confidence is noticeable in the hiring projections, which are likely to rebound in 2021 and median salaries, which are holding at $105,000 for MBA graduates.

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Topics: Research Insights

The Social Justice Imperative for Graduate Management Education

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Sep 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

How important is the inclusion of social justice in graduate management education? According to a recent survey snapshot conducted by GMAC, nearly two-thirds of prospective business school students agree that the social justice curriculum is Very important or extremely important. The findings suggest that the role of business schools in shaping future leaders who are motivated and prepared to create a more just society is more critical than ever.


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Topics: Viewpoints, Research Insights

How to Turn Doubters Into Graduate School Believers

Posted by Rebecca Loades on Aug 19, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Changing minds about b-school requires understanding and addressing concerns. Apply these four career-related insights to turn potentials into students.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Viewpoints

Impact of COVID-19 on Prospective Students Considering European Business Schools

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Aug 4, 2020 10:30:00 AM

European business schools have been a beneficiary of higher education reforms and the increasing pace of globalization. GMAT test-taker data shows sustained growth in the proportion of candidates considering pursuing graduate management education (GME) in Europe. As the impact of COVID-19 intensifies, how are prospective students adapting their choices, and what could be the implications for the communication strategies of European business schools?


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Viewpoints, Research Insights

Decoding Money Hesitations: Why Undergraduates Really Say ‘No’ to Graduate School

Posted by Rebecca Loades on Jul 29, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Money concerns stop students entering b-school but can be addressed. Get 16 actionable tips to overcome the “too expensive” and “cannot afford” hurdles.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Viewpoints

Graduate Management Education in Australia

Posted by Rebecca Loades on Jul 15, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Learn about the evolution of business master’s programs in Australia; covers education system features, explores critiques, and presents future outlook.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Viewpoints

Better Market Your Business Master’s Programs to Undergraduates (Now and After COVID-19)

Posted by Rebecca Loades on Jul 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Better market your master’s programs to undergrads with actionable tips spanning your website, collaboration, timing, influencers, and strategic messaging.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Viewpoints