Rahul Choudaha

Dr. Rahul Choudaha is Director of Industry Insights & Research Communications at GMAC. As a subject-matter expert on mobility trends, student choices, and enrollment strategies, he has presented over 150 sessions at international conferences and has been quoted over 300 times in global media. Choudaha holds a doctorate in higher education administration.
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Recent Posts

How Are Women Business School Candidates Responding to the Impact of COVID-19?

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on May 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

As business schools adapt to the evolving impact of COVID-19, they remain focused on the diverse needs of their prospective students. The latest GMAC™ snapshot survey examines the shifting behavior of female candidates in response to the uncertainty posed by COVID-19. Findings suggest business schools need to double-down in engaging and communicating with female candidates to meet enrollment goals.


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Topics: Research Insights, Women

Would Prospective Business School Students Accept and Enroll in 2020 if Programs Start with Online Learning?

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on May 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Business schools are exploring various scenarios in response to the impact of COVID-19 to meet their enrollment goals. How would prospective graduate management education candidates respond to a scenario of starting a program in an online format? The latest GMAC™ survey snapshot indicates that candidates are more likely to defer if the program begins online.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Research Insights

COVID-19 Intensifies Job Market Concerns for Prospective Business School Students

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on May 6, 2020 11:00:00 AM

How is the impact of COVID-19 on candidates of graduate management education (GME) shifting over time? GMAC’s survey snapshot to monitor the rapidly evolving effect of COVID-19 indicates that while the concerns about the job market are rising among prospective business school students, their aspirations to pursue GME are holding steady.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Research Insights

Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Prospective Business School Students Differs by Regions

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Apr 22, 2020 4:00:00 PM

How does the impact of COVID-19 differ by the region of prospective business school students? A new Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™) survey suggests that candidates from the Middle East and Africa and Central & South Asia are more concerned about visa and travel restrictions; candidates from the United States and Europe are less likely to report that they are considering alternatives.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Research Insights

Coronavirus Pandemic Disrupts Plans but Not Aspirations of Prospective Business School Students

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Apr 13, 2020 3:00:00 PM

What is the impact of COVID-19 on aspirations of prospective business school students? GMAC survey snapshot suggests that aspirations to pursue MBA or business master’s degree remain strong among domestic and international students.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Research Insights