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Integrated Reasoning: Data to help build successful programs

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Posted on Jan 8, 2019 12:57:58 PM

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Learn more about how Integrated Reasoning can help you identify successful candidates and build successful programs.


Applications and final GMAT scores are coming in, and soon you will need to make tough decisions to build well-rounded business programs. The Integrated reasoning (IR) section of the GMAT exam provides another data point to help differentiate candidates and find the best talent for your programs.

What is Integrated Reasoning?

Integrated Reasoning measures a candidate’s ability to analyze and synthesize data in different formats from multiple sources. Specifically, it measures one’s ability to:

  • Synthesize data presented in graphics, text, and numbers.
  • Evaluate relevant data from different sources.
  • Organize data to see relationships and to solve multiple, interrelated problems.
  • Combine and manipulate data to solve complex problems that depend on information from one or more sources.

The IR score does not affect the Quantitative, Verbal, Total, and Analytic Writing Assessment scores. This provides your schools with a unique data point to differentiate candidates.

How will this help me?

One of the most important skills a candidate needs to meet modern market demand is to analyze large amounts of data and make sound decisions supported by data. A candidate who can exhibits real-life, business analytical skills—as measured by Integrated Reasoning— has the propensity to excel in business and meet the essential skills required of today’s workplace.

>>And did you know? Today, more than half of employers have a difficult time finding business school candidates with two skills assessed by IR: combine (can put together and manipulate information from multiple sources to solve complex problems) and organize (the ability to organize information to see relationships and to solve multiple, interrelated problems).*    

Finding the best talent for your programs can be an arduous task. Integrated Reasoning is one more tool GMAC provides to help make informed decisions for a successful class and talent for future employers.

Learn more about IR  

*2018 GMAC Corporate Recruiter Survey

Topics: GMAC Assessments

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