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

5 Key Insights into Employer Demand for GME Graduates in 2022

Posted by Abigail Lister on Aug 25, 2022 2:36:40 PM

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.

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Topics: Research Insights, graduate business school, business school, pandemic, graduate management education, GME, MBA, COVID-19, corporate recruiters, survey

The Rise and Rise of STEM-Certified GME Programs in the United States

Posted by Abhay Goghari on Aug 17, 2022 12:08:53 PM

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.

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Topics: graduate business school, MBA Program, business school, graduate management education, GME, MBA, MSTEM, STEM, STEM MBA

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

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

Boosting Disability Inclusion in GME

Posted by Nicki Rampino on May 2, 2022 2:02:49 PM

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.

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Topics: graduate business school candidate, diversity, GME, Disability Inclusion, Inclusion, MBA