Top 5 Things You May Have Missed from GMAC Research This Year

Posted by Matt Hazenbush on Sep 6, 2022 9:30:00 AM

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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Topics: Prospective Students, Research Insights, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, business school, graduate management education, GME, MBA, candidate research, STEM, corporate recruiters, survey, blog post, infographic, blog

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

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

3 Key Things to Know About Recruiting Non-Business Undergraduates

Posted by Amy Hughes on Jun 27, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Diversity is a popular buzzword in MBA recruiting. From achieving gender parity to building an international cohort, business school experts agree that a diverse class is a strong one. To achieve this diversity, B-school marketers not only need to appeal to international applicants, but also to candidates with academic backgrounds beyond business and economics.

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Topics: Prospective Students, Research Insights, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, candidate research

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

New Insights on Candidate Research and Decision Making

Posted by Nicki Rampino on May 25, 2022 11:46:05 AM

Before going to business school, prospective students engage with all sorts of information sources to research and pick the best-suited program for themselves. Whether they are undergraduates hoping to go straight into business school, or experienced professionals seeking to expand their management skills, prospective students research extensively to assess the program decision factors that matter most to them.

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Topics: Prospective Students, Research Insights, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, candidate insights, candidate research

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

Debunking Five Myths About Data Privacy For B-School Marketers

Posted by Amy Hughes on May 16, 2022 3:26:37 PM

In the latest GMAC Connect webinar, Demystifying Privacy in Your Marketing and Advertising Campaigns, we broke down common misconceptions about data compliance and outlined the steps business schools can take to protect themselves and their users.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, graduate business school candidate, graduate business school, recruiting, marketing, advertising, User Privacy, Data Privacy, User Data