Teresa Hsu

Teresa Hsu is the Senior Manager of Media Relations at GMAC. She strives to promote the value of graduate management education and shed light on GMAC research, products, and services. Teresa earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science from National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Syracuse University.

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Flexibility, Social Impact Among Top Ways To Attract Women to Business School

Posted by Teresa Hsu on Mar 13, 2024 9:44:07 AM

In addition to the common skills and professional development that attract most candidates to business school, women have unique motivations and goals in their journeys to graduate management education (GME). While candidates are up against entrenched patterns of gender disparity in business and business education, schools are persistent in their objective to reach gender equity.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Application Trends, Research Insights, graduate management education, Student Survey, GME, MBA, candidate insights, candidate research, survey, research library, alumni

GMAC™ GradSelect - The Tool Business Schools Need Today for Tomorrow’s Diverse Classroom

Posted by Teresa Hsu on Jul 3, 2023 2:26:42 PM

Recovery from a prolonged global pandemic. Inflation-prompted economic uncertainty. Slowing job market. These are just a few worries business school graduates are contemplating as commencement season came and went. Alternatives to graduate management education (GME), or higher education in general, have no doubt entered the mind of many business school aspirants. For those graduating this summer – and those thinking about or are going back to school this fall, the road ahead to career satisfaction and success can seem conflicting as ever before.

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Topics: business school, GMAC GradSelect

Newly Branded GMAC Tours Looks to Up Your Recruiting Game in the New Year

Posted by Teresa Hsu on Jan 26, 2023 11:00:00 AM

It was almost exactly four years ago in January when GMAC announced the acquisition of The MBA Tour, a well-recognized brand within the graduate management education industry. The Tour, aiming to support business schools and their global recruiting efforts, organizes business education-focused events year-round across the world. GMAC was looking to grow The MBA Tour’s core offering, expand into additional markets, and explore ways to deepen the interaction between business schools and prospective students in a personalized, data-rich manner.  

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Grad school consideration, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, MBA Program, business school, pandemic, MBA Tour, recruiting, events, graduate management education, MBA, COVID-19, graduate school, Graduate Management Admission Council, MBA candidate, higher education, education, GMAC Tour, COVID

GMAC’s New CEO Stands Ready to Lead the Organization to Greater Heights – Q&A with Joy Jones

Posted by Teresa Hsu on Nov 29, 2022 11:00:48 AM

On August 8, 2022, GMAC announced the appointment of Joy Jones as the organization’s next CEO. Joy, who joined GMAC in July 2017 as chief product officer and general manager of assessments, was unanimously elected by the GMAC board of directors and officially took over as GMAC’s fourth CEO on October 1, 2022.

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Topics: GMAC News, graduate business school, business school, graduate management education, GME, Graduate Management Admission Council

How GMAC Supports Business Schools in the “Unranking” Movement

Posted by Teresa Hsu on Aug 10, 2022 11:00:00 AM

It drew much media attention last month when Columbia University announced that it would pull out of the 2023 Best College Rankings by U.S. News & World Report due to questions raised—by the institution’s own faculty, nevertheless—on its data submission. The ranking publisher subsequently moved the university to the “unranked” category from its runner-up placement of the nation’s best universities in 2022. It is also worth mentioning that the graduate-level schools of Columbia University, including its business school, remain ranked because the university used different processes when reporting the data (full disclosure: Columbia Business School is a member school of GMAC). Soon after this announcement, The Economist magazine decided to discontinue its publication of MBA ranking, citing “commercial” reasons behind the move.

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Topics: graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, MBA Program, business school, MBA, candidate research, MBA ranking

Online vs. In-person Full-Time MBAs: Is the Jury Out? Deans Weigh In

Posted by Teresa Hsu on Jun 30, 2022 12:50:14 PM

Last month, in what Inside Higher Ed called a watershed moment, it was reported that in the United States, the number of full-time, online MBA students eclipsed that of those studying on campus during the 2020–21 academic year. The data, provided by the Association to Advance Collegiate Business Schools (AACSB), shows that 45,038 students were enrolled in online programs in the U.S. last year with 43,740 in person. In an interview for Forbes with John Byrne of Poets and Quants, Will Geoghegan, chair of the Kelley Direct Program at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, identified four trends in graduate business education behind the phenomenon: better recognition of the online MBA, significant technology advancements, enhanced in-person experiences in online programs, and lower opportunity costs.

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Topics: Research Insights, online mba, graduate business school, business school, MBA

GMAC Annual Conference Returned to Celebration – and Some Soul Searching – about GME

Posted by Teresa Hsu on Jun 23, 2022 11:00:00 AM

MBA students this year are facing a job market so hot that offers are already being made before they even set foot on campus, reported the Wall Street Journal earlier this month. With record-level openings created by the COVID-prompted “Great Resignation” in the United States, recruiters recognize the unmistakable talent in the incoming cohort of business schools and rush to secure the employment of these candidates, among whom women and underrepresented minority groups are especially the targets of intense recruitment competition as companies shift their focus to build more diverse and inclusive workforces.

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Topics: GMAC Events, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, business school, diversity, Women in Business, events

To Test or Not to Test: The Debate Rages On

Posted by Teresa Hsu on May 19, 2022 1:07:05 PM

The debate on whether standardized testing should be included in the college admissions process made headlines again last month when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology bucked the trend, announcing its decision to reinstate the requirement for SAT or ACT scores as part of its admissions mandate, shifting away from the pandemic-induced test-optional policies. Given its reputation and prestige, this decision had serious ramifications and generated much discussion amongst students and schools, as indicated in a Washington Post article.

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Topics: graduate business school candidate, graduate business school test, MBA admissions, admissions, standardized testing, GMAT exam, college admissions, business school admissions

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