Latin America is currently experiencing extreme levels of socioeconomic upheaval. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated change in the region, while the ongoing war in Ukraine also presents supply chain challenges.
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The GMASS Search Service™ (GMASS™) has gone from strength to strength in the last 12 months. 64,000 early-stage applicants have entered the system; 118,000 have completed profiles, and a further 62,000 have uploaded GMAT scores.
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.
The dominant narratives in every aspect of life today have a distinct demarcation – before and after the pandemic. The GME industry is no exception. This is reflected in the Enrolled Students Survey - 2022 Summary Report, which shows a more favorable response to GME across evaluation matrices as the pandemic recedes globally. Eighty-five percent of respondents rated the value of their GME degree between good and outstanding, compared with 82 percent in 2021. Participants’ response to student services is up from 80 percent in 2021 to 85 percent this year; the survey indicated a similar increase respondents’ satisfaction in career services, which grew over the past year from 74 percent to 84 percent. Elsewhere in the survey, 86 percent of the respondents from the GMAC member schools were employed at graduation, compared with 80 percent last year - indicating an improvement in the job market.
Working in graduate management education (GME), odds are you’re busy, and you may not always have the time to stay up-to-date on the latest news and insights that can help you in your work.
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Earlier this year, GMAC published the latest Corporate Recruiters Survey, an annual exploration of the state of hiring for graduate management education talent. This year’s survey offered further insights into how employer demand for MBA and business master’s graduates is bouncing back after the Covid-19 pandemic and included responses from 539 corporate recruiters and 402 staffing firms.
What attracts students to a STEM-certified program at a US business school? What is their student profile? What about post-GME career prospects? What’s in it for the business schools? A new GMAC research brief does a deep dive into the STEM-certified programs, including an explanation of what they are, details of their rapid growth, and who wants to enroll in them.
Diversity of all forms adds to the richness of the business school classroom experience, exposing students to peers with perspectives and lived experiences that differ from their own. A facet of diversity that has been historically under-discussed within graduate management education (GME) is students with disabilities. For business school leaders, as well as admissions and recruitment professionals, gaining a deeper understanding of the experiences candidates with disabilities face in GME is essential to elevating your class diversity.
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.