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Research Calendar: April 2014

Stay in the know with GMAC research.

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

What's New

New The 2014 mba.com Prospective Students Survey Report is now available online.

New The 2014 Alumni Perspectives Survey Report is now available online.

School Survey Opportunities

Sign up now to participate in the 2014 series of GMAC research studies. Schools can facilitate surveys directly by sending invitations and survey links to students and/or employers, or you can send your contact list to GMAC researchers who will manage the survey process for you. Sign-up continues throughout the year for all GMAC surveys. Participate to get all the data available, including benchmark statistics for your school! Go to gmac.com/surveysignup for details.

 By Date  

First Quarter 2014

  • January 2014
    • School signup is open for Corporate Recruiters and Global Graduate surveys.
  • February 2014  
    • 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.
  • March 2014
    • Preliminary Application Trends Survey Report released to participants.
    • Alumni Perspectives Survey Report released.

Second Quarter 2014 

  • April 2014
    • mba.com Prospective Students Survey Report released.
    • Asian, European, North American, and World Geographic Trend Reports released.
  • May 2014
    • Global Graduate Survey Report released.
    • Corporate Recruiters Survey Report released.
  • June 2014
    • Application Trends Survey launches.
    • GMAT testing year 2014 closes June 30.

Third Quarter 2014

  • July 2014
    • GMAT testing year 2015 begins July 1.
  • August 2014
    • Application Trends Survey Benchmark Reports released to schools. 
  • September 2014
    • School action: Make sure your school is signed up for the Alumni Perspectives Survey!
    • Application Trends Survey Summary and Data Reports released. 

Fourth Quarter 2014

  • October 2014
    • Alumni Perspectives Survey launches with school participation.
  • November 2014
    • Profile of GMAT Candidates, TY2010 to TY2014 released (mid-November).
    • 2014 Year-End Poll of Employers in the field.
  • December 2014
    • Corporate Recruiters Survey school signup begins.
    • Global Graduate Survey school signup begins.
    • Year-End Poll of Employers Summary Report released (mid-December).

By Project Title

Alumni Perspectives Survey

  • March: 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 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 & Data Report 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: Survey Report & Data Report released to participants.
  • May: Survey Report released to the public.

mba.com Prospective Students Survey

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

Profile of GMAT Candidates

  • June 30: Current GMAT testing year (TY) closes.
  • July 1: New GMAT testing year begins.
  • November: Updated Profile document released.

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