With a new focus on the skills most relevant to modern businesses, GMAT™ Focus streamlines the preparation and exam process for candidates. But what do business schools make of the new test format?
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This year, more than half of European business school programs reported a stable or growing number of applications from women, a statistic that represents the progress being made in encouraging women into business. However, to advance further toward gender parity, it is vital that business schools understand and acknowledge this unique demographic.
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Graduate management applications are down, but business schools are continuing to attract underrepresented populations to GME programs worldwide. These are the latest findings of the Graduate Management Admission Council’s (GMAC) Application Trends Survey, an overview of application trends to business school programs worldwide.
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After the pandemic forced business schools’ recruiting activities online in 2020 and 2021, in-person events have returned with a renewed focus. GMAC Tours’ summer and fall program saw over 4,000 candidates attend in-person events across 28 cities.
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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.
Business school alumni overwhelmingly report that their graduate business education was a highly worthwhile and valuable experience – 94% of business school alumni rate their graduate business education as good, excellent or outstanding, and report a favorable Net Promoter Score® (NPS) of 30, indicating that a high percentage of alums are likely to recommend graduate management education (GME) to friends and family.