Research Calendar

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

By Date  

First Quarter 2017

  January 2017   February 2017
  • School signup closes for Corporate Recruiters Survey.
  • Corporate Recruiters Survey launches.  
  March 2017

Second Quarter 2017

  April/May 2017   June 2017

Third Quarter 2017

  July 2017
  • GMAT testing year 2018 begins July 1. 
  • Application Trends Survey closes.
  August 2017
  • Application Trends Survey Benchmark and Interactive Research Reports released to schools.
  September 2017

Fourth Quarter 2017 

  September 2017 
  • Alumni Perspectives Survey launches with school participation.

  November 2017
  • Alumni Perspectives Survey closes.
  • Profile of GMAT Candidates, TY2013 to TY 2017 released to public.
  • Year-End Poll of Employers in the field. 
  December 2017
  • Corporate Recruiters Survey school signup begins.     

By Project Title

Alumni Perspectives Survey

  • February and March: Survey Report and Data Reports released.
  • September to November: Survey in the field.

Application Trends Survey

  • June and 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 and January: Schools sign up; submit their employer lists.
  • February and March: Survey open to employers.
  • May: Survey Report & Interactive/Benchmark Reports released to participants.
  • June: 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/May: Survey Report and Interactive 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.