Sangeet Chowfla

Sangeet Chowfla is the president and chief executive officer of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
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Are We Making Progress with Diversity? First of its Kind Study Examines Representation in GME

Posted by Sangeet Chowfla on Dec 14, 2021 11:00:00 AM

In reflecting on the many conversations I’ve had on the important topic of diversity and business school, I’ve come to realize that although diversity is a priority for our industry as a whole, how that diversity is defined or prioritized differs in different regions of the world. I’ve also been asked time and time again- “are we in graduate management education (GME) making progress? How do we know?” Without a benchmark, this is difficult.

To begin exploring these questions, GMAC embarked on a research journey with the aim of creating a lens to better understand representation within the diverse pipeline for graduate management education worldwide.

The results of our research effort is a first-ever global study of diversity in graduate management education, The Global Diversity of Talent – Attainment and Representation. This report is designed to aid the industry in understanding diversity and representation in the GME pipeline today and to inform analysis, strategic planning, and decision-making for the classrooms of tomorrow.

It is a rich report providing a global overview, seven regional outlooks, and separate reports for the 175 countries that have 600 or more people in the student-aged population of 20 to 34 who have attained a master’s degree in the subject of business, administration, or law. It also examines the representation of women globally and underrepresented groups in the United States.

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Topics: Viewpoints, diversity

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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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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GME Viewpoints 2019: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”

Posted by Sangeet Chowfla on Jan 13, 2020 10:13:23 AM

GMAC CEO Sangeet Chowfla looks back at the ups, downs and constant change that happened to the GME industry in 2019. 


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GMAC Viewpoints: 2018 – GME is a Wheel Still in Spin

Posted by Sangeet Chowfla on Dec 19, 2018 10:48:59 AM

The changes we see in graduate management education can lead to great opportunity.

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Topics: Viewpoints