GMASS™ Data Enhancement and Price Update

Posted by GMASS on Dec 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The Graduate Management Admission Search Service (GMASS™) tool helps schools recruit the right mix of talent for their graduate business programs. As the largest global source of qualified candidates, GMASS is also the only source for candidates worldwide who are interested specifically in graduate business programs. GMASS candidates are highly motivated to connect with your business programs and can provide you with access to more than 500,000 active candidates that have identified themselves as wanting to be contacted by schools about graduate management education opportunities. 


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, GMASS

Shaping 2021 Enrollment Strategies with Application Trends and Candidate Insights

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Dec 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM

GMAC’s annual Application Trends Survey of over 1,000 programs worldwide uncovered nuances in the demand for graduate management education and identified growth variations by regions, schools, and candidates. A combination of factors—including regional contexts, barriers faced by candidates, and strategies adopted by business schools— influenced the enrollment outcomes. Looking ahead, a survey snapshot of prospective students suggests business schools need to continue to innovate and adapt to the candidates’ shifting journeys.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Application Trends, Research Insights

Reconfiguration of the Enrollment Funnel: Survey of Applications to Graduate Business Schools

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Nov 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM

How is the demand for MBA and business master’s programs shifting in the context of COVID-19? GMAC’s annual Application Trends Survey uncovered nuances of the global demand for graduate management education and identified growth variations by program locations and types. One of the key takeaways is that decision-making, for schools and candidates, in this pandemic-induced economic downturn is about hedging risk and managing uncertainty. The reconfiguration of the enrollment funnel in terms of a higher number of applications and a lower yield shows that the 2020 application season for business schools was unlike any other.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Application Trends, Research Insights

Results of the US Presidential Elections to Shape Mobility of International Students

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Nov 10, 2020 7:00:00 AM

How are prospective international students considering MBA and business master’s programs for the 2021 application season responding to US elections' outcomes? A pre-election poll suggests that international candidates are more likely to study in the US if Biden is elected president. In addition to direct implications for the US, alternative destinations competing to attract global talent are also likely to experience the impact of this shift in preferences.

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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Application Trends, Research Insights

How to Turn Doubters Into Graduate School Believers

Posted by Rebecca Loades on Aug 19, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Changing minds about b-school requires understanding and addressing concerns. Apply these four career-related insights to turn potentials into students.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Viewpoints

Impact of COVID-19 on Prospective Students Considering European Business Schools

Posted by Rahul Choudaha on Aug 4, 2020 10:30:00 AM

European business schools have been a beneficiary of higher education reforms and the increasing pace of globalization. GMAT test-taker data shows sustained growth in the proportion of candidates considering pursuing graduate management education (GME) in Europe. As the impact of COVID-19 intensifies, how are prospective students adapting their choices, and what could be the implications for the communication strategies of European business schools?


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Viewpoints, Research Insights

Decoding Money Hesitations: Why Undergraduates Really Say ‘No’ to Graduate School

Posted by Rebecca Loades on Jul 29, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Money concerns stop students entering b-school but can be addressed. Get 16 actionable tips to overcome the “too expensive” and “cannot afford” hurdles.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Viewpoints

Graduate Management Education in Australia

Posted by Rebecca Loades on Jul 15, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Learn about the evolution of business master’s programs in Australia; covers education system features, explores critiques, and presents future outlook.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Viewpoints

Better Market Your Business Master’s Programs to Undergraduates (Now and After COVID-19)

Posted by Rebecca Loades on Jul 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Better market your master’s programs to undergrads with actionable tips spanning your website, collaboration, timing, influencers, and strategic messaging.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Viewpoints

Bachelor’s to Business Master's: What Motivates Certain Students to Make the Leap?

Posted by Rebecca Loades on Jul 1, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Although the pandemic is impacting the plans of many students, their business school aspirations remain intact. This means that, while new considerations, such as the impact of the pandemic on job markets, come into play, the core motivations that drive undergraduates to pursue a business master’s degree remain largely the same.


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Topics: Recruitment & Marketing, Viewpoints