The Hybrid MBA – Will It Outlive the Pandemic?

Posted by Abhay Goghari on Jul 27, 2022 12:54:27 PM

Schools in the world of graduate management education (GME) embraced hybrid learning as a transitory response to pandemic-induced disruptions. However, even as teaching has resumed in classrooms, interest in blended learning has persisted.

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Topics: Prospective Students, Research Insights, graduate business school candidate, hybrid program, online mba, graduate business school, MBA Program, business school, pandemic, MBA, candidate insights, candidate research, edtech, hybrid learning, hybrid MBA

How Has COVID-19 Altered Candidate Preferences for GME?

Posted by Abigail Lister on Jul 5, 2022 11:05:32 AM

In April 2022, GMAC published the latest edition of the Prospective Students Survey. This year, the survey included responses from more than 6,500 individuals from 156 countries. These students were asked about their perspectives on graduate management education, including preferred program types and career aspirations.

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Topics: Prospective Students, Research Insights, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, business school, pandemic, Student Survey, candidate insights, candidate research, COVID-19

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

GMASS Insights: 6 Things you Need to Know in 2022

Posted by Matthew Kefford on Jun 14, 2022 11:45:00 AM

With more than 540,000 candidates worldwide, GMASS is an essential tool for connecting your business school with prospective GME students. But how can you best engage potential candidates? How can you find those who will be the right fit? Ultimately, what can you do to get the most out of GMASS for your school?

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, GMASS, Prospective Students, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, business school, recruiting, webinar

5 Takeaways from This Year’s GMAC Prospective Students Survey

Posted by Matt Hazenbush on Apr 26, 2022 10:13:49 AM

How has COVID-19 changed the preferences of prospective students? That’s the question I’ve been hearing most often in my interactions with business school professionals, and that’s exactly the question we sought to answer in the GMAC Prospective Students Survey – 2022 Summary Report, published to GMAC.com last week.

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Topics: Prospective Students, Part-time MBA, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, business school, Full-time MBA, graduate management education, Student Survey, GME

In-Person Recruitment Events are Back – and Maybe Even Better Than Ever

Posted by Amy Hughes on Apr 7, 2022 11:00:00 AM

When lockdown orders canceled 2020 recruiting fairs and online events rushed in to fill the gap, few could have predicted that it would take two years for in-person events to fully bounce back.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, business school, pandemic, MBA Tour, recruiting, marketing, admissions, events

Four Ways to Attract Women to Management Degrees

Posted by Shannon Cook on Mar 23, 2022 11:31:29 AM

55% of full-time MBA programs reported an increase in female applicants in 2021. However, there’s still much more to be done to increase gender parity at business school. It’s up to recruitment teams to engage with women at the early stages of the candidate pipeline and take time to understand women’s motivations for joining business school.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Women, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, business school, Women in Business

GRE to GMAT Conversion: Why You Can’t Compare Scores

Posted by Chris Han on Oct 20, 2021 11:00:00 AM

The pool of talented people interested in pursuing a graduate business degree has never been more global and diverse. In order to fairly evaluate applicants from such a range of educational and professional backgrounds, it’s very helpful for business school admission committees to have GMAT™ exam scores as a means of comparing applicants’ skills and potential classroom success on the same scale. For decades, the world’s top business schools have trusted the GMAT exam because it’s specifically validated to predict performance in the first year of an MBA program.

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Topics: graduate business school test, business school