Report History

The World Geographic Trend Report was first produced in 2004 as part of GMAC Research Report Series. Refer to the Research Library for previous editions of the World Trend Report and to access corresponding editions for Asia, Europe, and North America. You can also find detailed TY 2013 score-sending and testing data in the GMAT Trends Tracker. (Access to all reports and the GMAT Trends Tracker tool limited to GMAT using schools.)

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World Geographic Trend Report for GMAT® Examinees

TY 2013 World Geographic Trend Report CoverWhich destinations around the world received most of the 675,733 score reports sent in TY 2013?

The World Geographic Trend Report is your annual resource for data on where GMAT examinees wish to pursue their education. The report shows data by citizenship region. Comparisons against historical data help pinpoint changes.

Schools that use the GMAT exam as part of their admissions process have access to this report and all current and past reports published as part of the Geographic Trends series. Read the latest report.

Highlights from Testing Year 2013*

  • Prospective graduate business students sat for 238,356 GMAT exams in TY 2013, and sent a total of 675,733 score reports to business schools around the world in TY 2013.
  • Business schools in the United States received 74 percent of these score reports, down from 78 percent in TY 2009. On average, GMAT examinees sent 2.8 score reports per exam taken in TY 2013.
  • Globally, the share of scores sent to specialized (non-MBA) business master’s programs surpassed 30 percent for the first time in TY 2013.

Learn More About Student Mobility in our Companion Report (Available to the Public)

A new Data-to-Go brief, Where Students Are Pursuing Graduate Business School and Why, offers information on student mobility. This short publication is a publically available companion report for the Geographic Trend Series.

*GMAT Testing Years run from July 1 to June 30. Report updates are available during the first quarter of the following year.


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