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Mark your calendar for upcoming release dates, announcements, and opportunities to participate in our surveys. 

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School Survey Opportunities

Our annual Alumni Perspectives Survey is set to launch on October 7, 2015, and will examine alumni ROI three ways: financially, personally, and professionally. Sign up today to ensure your alumni are represented in the data! 

 By Date  

First Quarter 2015

  • January 2015
    • School signup open for Corporate Recruiters and Global Graduate surveys.
  • February 2015
    • School signup closes for Corporate Recruiters and Global Graduate Surveys.
    • Preliminary Application Trends Survey in the field.
    • Corporate Recruiters Survey launches.
    • Global Graduate Survey launches.
    • Alumni Perspectives Survey Report released. 
  • March 2015
    • Preliminary Application Trends Survey Report released to participants.
    • mba.com Prospective Students Survey Report released to participants

Second Quarter 2015

  • May 2015
    • Corporate Recruiters Survey Report released.
  • June 2015
    • Global Management Education Graduate Survey Report released.
    • Application Trends Survey launches.
    • GMAT testing year 2015 closes June 30.

Third Quarter 2015 

  • July 2015
    • GMAT testing year 2016 begins July 1. 
  • August 2015
    • Application Trends Survey Benchmark and Interactive Data Research Reports released to schools.
  • September 2015
    • Sign up open for the Alumni Perspectives Survey.
    • Application Trends Survey Summary released.

Fourth Quarter 2015 

  • October 2015
    • Alumni Perspectives Survey launches with school participation.
    • Profile of GMAT Candidates, TY2011 to TY2015 released.
  • November 2015
    • Year-End Poll of Employers in the field. 
  • December 2015
    • Corporate Recruiters Survey school signup begins.
    • Global Management Education Graduate Survey school signup begins.
    • Year-End Poll of Employers Report released.     

By Project Title

Alumni Perspectives Survey

  • February: Survey Report and Data Reports released.
  • September/October: Surveys in the field.

Application Trends Survey

  • February: Preliminary Survey in the field.
  • March: Preliminary Survey Report released to participants.
  • June-July: Application Trends Survey in the field.
  • August: Benchmark & Interactive Reports released to participants.
  • September: Survey Reports released to participants and the public.

Corporate Recruiters Survey

  • December-January: Schools sign up and submit their employer lists.
  • February-March: Survey open to employers (mid-February to mid-March).
  • May: Survey Report & Interactive/Benchmark Reports released to participants.
  • May: Survey Report released to the public.

Global Management Education Graduate Survey

  • December-January: Schools sign up and submit their student lists.
  • February-March: Survey open to students (mid-February to mid-March).
  • May: Interactive/Benchmark Reports released to participants.
  • June: Survey Report released to participants and the public.

mba.com Prospective Students Survey

  • Monthly: Survey launched to individuals who registered on mba.com three months prior.
  • March/April: Survey Report and Data Report released.

Profile of GMAT Testing

  • June 30: Current GMAT testing year (TY) closes.
  • July 1: New GMAT testing year begins.
  • November: Updated test-taker data released.


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